Call for action: Urgent humanitarian response for Gaza, Speech by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

[As delivered] I thank Jordan and Egypt for convening us today for this urgent call to action. The unimaginable has been unfolding in Gaza in ...
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Palestinian women-led organizations must be at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Gaza and the West Bank

[Also available in Arabic] 80% of women in Gaza depend on food assistance to survive, and women-led organizations are uniquely equipped to support them, according ...
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Documentary series shares stories of women’s survival, hope, and activism

“It’s a miracle I’m alive”, says Maria Maldonado, from Argentina. Like many women across the world, she has survived years of abuse from an intimate ...
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Intensified military operations will bring increased death and despair for Rafah’s 700,000 women and girls.

[Also available in Arabic] New UN Women survey data from Rafah highlights the depth of physical and mental despair, with 93% of women interviewed feeling ...
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Six months into the war on Gaza, over 10,000 women have been killed, among them an estimated 6,000 mothers, leaving 19,000 children orphaned.

New York/Cairo — Today, UN Women launches its latest Gender Alert on Gaza. Six months into the war, 10,000 Palestinian women in Gaza have been killed, among ...
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A year of suffering for Sudanese women and girls

[Also available in Arabic] Sudan’s current conflict, which marks its one-year point this week, is having a devastating impact on the people of Sudan, particularly ...
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Speech: ‘We can and must choose to end poverty for women and girls’

Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the opening of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status ...
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Speech: ‘Be the light that brings hope and that accelerates progress towards an equal, sustainable, and peaceful future’

Opening remarks delivered by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the UN official commemoration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, UN headquarters [As ...
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1 in every 10 women in the world lives in extreme poverty

New York, 8 March 2024 – On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls for the world to “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress” as the best ...
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UN Women Australia welcomes the launch of the Federal Government’s ‘Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality’

UN Women Australia welcomes the launch of the Federal Government’s, ‘Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality’, released today. We welcome a long-term, intergenerational ...
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Syrian refugee awarded UN Women Australia MBA scholarship

Having women in leadership is an essential part of achieving gender equality. This is why we are proud to be partnering with The University of ...
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Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Updated as of 16 April 2024 Following the 7 October 2023 brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, and the ensuing Israeli military bombardment of Gaza, ...
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Press release: 9,000 women have been killed in Gaza since early October

New York, 1 March 2024 – As the war on Gaza approaches its five-month mark, Gazan women continue to suffer its devastating impact. While this ...
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Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality Visits Salelologa Market in Samoa

Apia, Samoa — The Salelologa Market in Savaii, Samoa recently welcomed Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Ms Stephanie Copus Campbell, as part of a field ...
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15,000 women and girls in Gaza receive life-saving assistance from UN Women and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization

Jordan, 26 February 2024 – 15,000 women and girls in Gaza will receive life-saving assistance, as a result of a partnership between UN Women and ...
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Over 8 million women and girls in Ukraine will need humanitarian assistance in 2024

[Also available in Ukrainian] Two years of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine has taken thousands of lives, caused untold destruction, displaced millions, traumatized a generation, ...
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