UN Women statement women’s rights in Iran

In recent days Iran has seen deep public unrest, with demonstrations and protests taking place in some 80 cities, triggered by the tragic death of …

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UN Women statement on the death of Mahsa Amini

UN Women is deeply concerned and saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini, in Iran, at the age of 22.  We convey our heartfelt sympathies …

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Press Release: Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the United Nations in a new report

Multiple global crises and backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights worsen gender disparities. New York — At the current rate of progress, it …

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Statement: ‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

Statement on Afghanistan by Ms. Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022 In the year that has passed since the …

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Statement: Indigenous women play a vital role in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge

UN Women statement on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2022 The preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge …

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Press briefing: The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

Statement by Ms. Alison Davidian, Country Representative a.i. for UN Women in Afghanistan, on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, during the daily …

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Creating safe workspaces for Women Market Vendors in Vanuatu

A safer work environment for women market vendors in Luganville and Port Vila is the result of newly installed video surveillance cameras at the two …

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Press Release: UN Women calls on Australians to examine gender equality priorities

UN Women Australia releases its latest campaign, “Equality: Our Final Frontier”, highlighting we’ll see humans with a colony on the Moon before there is gender …

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UN Women Australia MBA scholarship recipient drives change

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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Statement: Reproductive rights are women’s rights and human rights

Reproductive rights are integral to women’s rights, a fact that is upheld by international agreements and reflected in law in different parts of the world. …

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UN Women and UNDP report: Five lessons from COVID-19 for centring gender in crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a trio of interlocking crises that threaten women and girls around the world: spiking levels of gender-based violence, steep losses …

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Intersectional feminism: what it means and why it matters

From the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in communities around the globe to international protests against racism and discrimination, current events have shown that …

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Ukraine: New UN Women and CARE report highlights disproportionate impact of the war on women and minorities

After more than two months of war in Ukraine, which has forced millions of refugees and displaced people to flee their homes, a new Rapid Gender …

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UN Women statement for International Girls in ICT Day 2022: Access and Safety

Ensuring every girl has safe and meaningful access to digital technology and ICTs UN Women joins young women and girls globally who are putting a …

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Statement from UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on Ukraine, 30 March

As the war in Ukraine continues to take its toll on women and girls, UN Women reiterates the UN Secretary-General’s urgent call for peace. The …

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UN Women Australia MBA scholarship awarded to Australia-India Corporate Advisor

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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