Women and girls endure a year of conflict in Sudan

Since 15 April 2023, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces has resulted in the deaths of at least 14,600 people. More ...
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68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place this ...
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International Women’s Day 2024

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, join the United Nations in celebrating under the theme Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate progress. The ...
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In-focus: Women and girls after two years of war in Ukraine

As of 24 February 2024, Ukrainian civilians have endured two years of war and upheaval following Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. The conflict has ...
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In focus: The war in Gaza

Updated 11 June 2024 After the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel, followed by the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza, UN Women ...
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After August – Voices of Afghan women two years after the Taliban takeover

On 15 August 2021, everything changed for women and girls in Afghanistan. First came the curbs on girls’ education and women’s right to work, then ...
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International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, join UN Women and the United Nations in celebrating under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. ...
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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2022

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence ...
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Spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal 5

Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls The Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by UN Member States in 2015, set a 2030 deadline for the ...
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Women in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

One year ago, on 15 August 2021, the Taliban entered Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul and took control of the country. Over the past 12 months, human ...
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War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls

The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services ...
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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2021

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set ...
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International Day of Rural Women 2021

The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women ...
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International Day of the Girl 2021

Girls are leaders. Girls are change-makers. Girls are driving good and growth around the world. They are a fundamental source of transformational change for gender ...
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International Youth Day

From leading climate action movements and being at the forefront of social justice movements and playing key roles in COVID-19 response and recovery, young people ...
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Women and girls in sport

Sport has the power to change lives. The ability to drive gender equality by teaching women and girls teamwork, self-reliance, resilience and confidence. Women in ...
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