Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day of Rural Women

In rural Xiaruoyao, China, 45-year-old pig farmer Yan Shenglian is part of her village’s COVID-19 management team, giving temperature checks and recording vehicle information at local checkpoints …

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Girls to know: The next generation is already leading the way

Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women Around the world, girls are driving change. They are activists and advocates on the front lines of movements for social and …

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After the Beirut blasts, Lebanon urgently needs medical and mental health care

One of UN Women’s partner on the ground, the Restart Center, is providing treatment, psychosocial support and distributing medicine to the most vulnerable. Since the …

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International Day of Rural Women theme: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19”

This year on International Day of Rural Women (15 October), the spotlight is on the urgent need for Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of …

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The unfinished business of leadership, then and now

This week, the United Nations and member states, activists and civil society mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for …

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COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s …

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UN Women Statement for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020

Women’s peace power is vital for our world’s security Peace is a prerequisite for health, equality and human security. Our ability to live dignified, fulfilling …

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COVID-19 and its economic toll on women: The story behind the numbers

The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID-19 is no exception. For the single mother in South Sudan, COVID-19 lockdown measures have paused her …

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A look back: Twenty-five years ago, they were at the Fourth World Conference on Women

Twenty-five years ago, more than 30,000 activists and governments from 189 countries debated and adopted a blueprint of actions to build a gender-equal world. At …

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Explainer: Everything you need to know about pushing for equal pay

Workers around the world look forward to payday. A paycheck may bring a sense of relief, satisfaction, or joy, but it can also represent an …

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