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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Generation Equality Forum in Paris

The Generation Equality Forum is a landmark event to accelerate progress on gender equality. The Forum kicked off in Mexico City in March 2021 and will culminate in Paris …

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The world needs science, and science needs women and girls. Women have led ground-breaking research into public health, vaccines, treatments and innovative technology, and been …

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December …

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Women, Peace and Security 2020

In October 2020, the UN Security Council will mark two decades since the landmark resolution 1325, which for the first time, enshrined the essential role …

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International Day of the Girl 2020

On International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, amplify the voices and rights of girls everywhere. The theme for this year, “My voice, our …

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75th session of the UN General Assembly

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on 15 September, with the High-level General Debate taking place from 22 to 26 September …

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International Youth Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a profound shock to our societies. In addition to the health crisis, it has disrupted education, livelihoods and social lives, …

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Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart …

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The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19

The issue One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner. Violence against women and girls is a human …

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Generation Equality: Realising women’s rights for an equal future

Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men …

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