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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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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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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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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Press release: Australia’s Political Leaders Join UN Women Australia to ‘Count Her In’ this International Women’s Day

Canberra — Australian government, political and defence force leaders came together at Parliament House this morning to officially launch the Australian celebrations of International Women’s ...
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Press release: Michele Bullock, Governor of RBA, Headlines International Women’s Day 2024

Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, to feature at UN Women Australia’s International Women’s Day events nationally on 8 March. The exclusive virtual presentation ...
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Press release: Two mothers are killed in Gaza every hour as fighting exceeds 100 days

New York — The Gaza crisis is impacting women and girls at unprecedented levels with loss of life and catastrophic levels of humanitarian needs. This ...
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Press release: UN Women report reveals the devastating impact of the crisis in Gaza on women and girls

The conflict has already resulted in close to 493,000 women and girls’ being displaced from their homes in Gaza, and it has produced a growing ...
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Press release: The world is failing girls and women, according to new UN report

New figures point to the need of an additional USD 360 billion in investment per year to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. ...
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Press release: UN Women Australia and i=Change partner to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

UN Women Australia and i=Change have joined forces to better highlight some of the harmful issues facing women in Papua New Guinea, in a bid ...
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Football Unites the World

Press release: Gender Equality Placed on the Global Stage this FIFA Women’s World Cup

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off today, UN Women Australia and UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand are joining forces with FIFA to ...
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Press release: Less than 1 percent of women and girls live in a country with high women’s empowerment and high gender parity

New indices reveal globally women achieve only 60% of their full potential No country has achieved full gender parity and fewer than 1 percent of ...
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