Gender equality starts with you: Ten ways you can keep up your activism from your couch

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It’s a profound shock to our societies and economies. It has drastically altered everyday life as …

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The Gender Dividend this Giving Tuesday

When you think of philanthropy, what springs to mind? Large sums of money being donated at high-end black tie affairs, to hospitals, arts institutions and …

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UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed this issue as a global emergency requiring urgent …

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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

With the will, there’s a way to end violence against women We’ve seen the close connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in reported …

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Types of violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner …

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Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

Originally published on Medium.com/@UN_Women In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the …

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UN Women Executive Director appeals to governments worldwide to take action to end violence against women and girls

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence, has dramatically escalated around the world. Given the urgency, …

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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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