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 Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

UN Women shares the UN Secretary-General’s concern for the safety and well-being of all those who have suffered and continue to suffer in the developing …

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Statement by UN Women on the situation in Afghanistan

In line with the statement by the UN Secretary-General, UN Women remains fully committed to support women and girls in Afghanistan. We will remain operational and engaged …

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UN Women statement for International Youth Day, 2021: “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”

A greener, more equal and sustainable planet, with young people in the lead On International Youth Day, we recognize the critical efforts of young people …

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UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2021

Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join the call for a new social contract that will let us rebuild our …

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Statement on International Widows’ Day 2021 by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems, widened socio-economic gaps, and shifted strategic, political, and funding priorities, all of which disproportionately affect women and girls, …

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An announcement from our Executive Director, Janelle Weissman

After more than 7 years championing the rights of women and girls in our region, UN Women Australia’s Executive Director Janelle Weissman is stepping down …

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Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening of the 65th Commission on the status of Women

[As delivered] On the 9th of March 2020, the 64th Commission on the Status of Women proactively took precautions and scaled down the session. Two days …

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