Afghanistan: Top UN delegation tells Taliban to end confinement, deprivation, abuse of women’s rights

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, the Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, and the Assistant Secretary-General for UN political, peacebuilding and peace operations, Khaled Khiari, spend four days …

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Press release following UN Deputy Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director’s visit to Afghanistan

High-level UN delegation led by the Deputy Secretary-General calls on Afghanistan’s de facto Taliban authorities to reverse course on recent decrees limiting women’s and girls’ …

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Women’s Resilience to Disasters Programme Launched in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The importance and leadership role of women in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and the impacts of climate change, …

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Statement: The decree barring women in Afghanistan from working in non-governmental organisations is yet another stark violation of women’s rights

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on the Taliban prohibition of women working with national and international non-governmental organisations. Updated Once again, the …

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Pain becomes purpose for UN Women Australia MBA scholarship winner

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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UN Trust Fund call for proposals

The 26th grant cycle the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is now open! The UN Trust Fund is seeking …

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Push forward — act now to end violence against women and girls

Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022 …

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Press release: Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

Latest study shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by intimate partners or other family members in 2021 …

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Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has …

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Unlocking the full potential of women in the economy

Anne Hathaway speech for the B20/G20 Indonesia Summit [Check against delivery] Excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen, It is my privilege to speak to you today as …

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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway calls on leaders of the business community worldwide to put women at the heart of economic growth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKmB9xjkJRU Bali, Indonesia — In the midst of interlinked crises around the world threatening progress on women’s rights and pushing women out of the paid economy, …

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Calling all young women; Our time is now

As young women we see the world not as it is but as it could be. We don’t simply accept that things are this way …

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Girls – leading from the front for their future

Statement by Ms Sima Bahous, UN Women Executive Director for the International Day of the Girl Child Today marks the tenth anniversary of the International …

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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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