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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International Women’s Day 2020

Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action—a progressive …

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

Science reflects the people who make it. The world needs science, and science needs women and girls. Today, just 30 per cent of researchers worldwide …

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Encouraging women to run for office

Pacific Island Countries have some of the lowest levels of representation of women in parliaments and local governments in the world. 5.4% of parliamentarians are …

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Markets for Change

The Markets for Change program significantly reduces the risk of sexual and physical violence against women who have stalls in the marketplace, reduces the likelihood …

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Supporting Survivors of Violence

UN Women supports grassroots groups and boosts their capacity to deliver life-changing programs and services for women and girl survivors of violence. Medical and Mental …

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Creating safe public spaces

The Issue Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world—in urban …

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