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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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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COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s …

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UN Women Statement for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020

Women’s peace power is vital for our world’s security Peace is a prerequisite for health, equality and human security. Our ability to live dignified, fulfilling …

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for World Humanitarian Day 2020

On 19 August, the world celebrates World Humanitarian Day to commemorate the humanitarian workers serving in crisis contexts around the globe. As we remember the …

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

Twenty-eight-year-old Doreen Moracha, a member of the Beijing+25 Youth Taskforce from Kenya, is working with social influencers to translate information around COVID-19 into various local languages. In helping …

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United Nations announces virtual concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19

Fiji – The United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens …

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UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2020 theme: COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience The global COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated longstanding structural inequalities for the most marginalised, with indigenous women and girls …

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