Civilians in Gaza in extreme peril while the world watches on: Ten requirements to avoid an even worse catastrophe

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 21 February 2024 – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 ...
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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: We cannot abandon the people of Gaza

NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME, 30 January 2024 – The allegations of involvement of several UNRWA staff in the heinous attacks on Israel on 7 October are horrifying. As ...
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Statement on Gaza by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

It is now more than 100 days since the horrors of the Hamas attacks on Israel of 7 October and the horrors that have followed, ...
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UN Women statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza

We deeply regret that military operations have resumed in Gaza, and we reiterate that all women, Israeli women, Palestinian women, as all others, are entitled ...
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UN Women statement on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

UN Women condemns the attacks on civilians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and is deeply alarmed by the devastating impact on civilians including ...
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Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or harassment in women’s sports

UN Women, as a supporter of women’s sport and partner of FIFA, welcomes FIFA’s decisive action with regard to the actions of the Spanish football ...
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Statement on Afghanistan by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

It is now two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, during which time it has imposed the most comprehensive, systematic, and unparalleled assault ...
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Yes to the Voice to Parliament

UN Women Australia statement supporting the Indigenous Voice to Parliament

UN Women Australia supports the constitutional recognition of a Voice to Parliament for First Nations peoples as reflected in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.   ...
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From UN Women Afghanistan to all the Afghan women and girls we serve

Fighting for women’s rights is a fierce struggle everywhere in the world. But nowhere have more lives depended on it than in Afghanistan right now. ...
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Statement on Sudan by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

UN Women joins our partners in expressing our grave concern over the continued conflict in Sudan.  As in all crises, this will surely have dire ...
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Statement on Afghanistan by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

UN Women strongly condemns the Taliban’s latest discriminatory decision to ban Afghan women from working with the United Nations in Afghanistan. We stand in full ...
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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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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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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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