Ukrainian refugees launch businesses and build a new community in Moldova

Prior to Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Evghenia enjoyed a comfortable and secure life in the southern city of Mykolaiv. She shared her days ...
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Ukrainian entrepreneur uses flower business to bridge gender gaps during wartime

“A business is not just about making money. It also has obligations to bridge gender gaps and empower women”, says Yuliia Zavalniuk. Prior to Russia’s ...
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In the words of Anastasiia Pyrohova: ‘I help women live through their challenges and adapt to their new lives’

Two years ago, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine led to mass displacement within and outside the country as millions of Ukrainians left in search of ...
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A year aftermath: UN Women’s response empowers and supports women and girls in earthquake-affected regions 

On February 6th, 2023, Türkiye was struck by two earthquakes – the largest to hit the country in the last century. The most affected were ...
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UN Women and the Egyptian Red Crescent deliver humanitarian aid to women and children in Gaza

UN Women Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Red Crescent delivered desperately needed humanitarian aid to Palestinian women and children in Gaza. The ERC/UN Women ...
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‘Scared, exhausted, and expecting the worst’ – Women in Gaza describe humanitarian crisis

More than 24,620 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip and more than 1.9 million people have been displaced, including almost 1 million women and ...
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Helping vulnerable women in Viet Nam reclaim their resilience in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Thao Hoang At least 1,443 vulnerable women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Tien Giang Province, southern Viet Nam, have received cash grants of VND ...
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Fostering socioeconomic recovery through business skills in Cambodia

Author: Hnin Ei Lwin COVID-19 Socio-economic Recovery Project beneficiary Youn Seau drives her motorcycle in Keurt Village, Chrouy Svay Commune, Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. Photo: ...
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Interview: “Women who turned to us for help rarely had property in their name and did not recognise economic violence”

Violence against women can take many forms – it can be physical, sexual, technology-facilitated, emotional, and economical. This year, within the framework of the “16 ...
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UN Women programming supports refugees worldwide

UN Women works around the world with local partners and other UN agencies, including UNHCR, to ensure that programming for refugees takes gender into account, ...
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Women entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision makers from Moldova spotlight the positive impact of women in business

Over 100 decision-makers, representatives from the business sector, and industry-leading companies with strong commitments to promoting gender equality and reducing gender gaps throughout the value ...
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The Oasis of Change: Abeer’s journey towards a better future

Author: Bashar Al-Ja’bari Abeer Abu-Rizeq during a sewing class at the UN Women Madaba Oasis Centre. Photo: UN Women/Bashar Al-Jabari Abeer Abu-Rizeq, a 48-year-old from Jordan, ...
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Schoolgirls lead initiatives to end gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

“Thanks to the training I received, I learnt that girls have the same rights and opportunities [as boys]” – schoolgirl.” Courtesy of FFC More than ...
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Women and girls with disabilities who’ve survived gender-based violence find a haven in the heart of Sri Lanka

Author: Zafran Packeerally * Names have been changed to protect the identity of survivors. In the serene, green surroundings of Thalawa, nestled in the Anuradhapura ...
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Voices from Gaza: Hayam’s story

“We thank God every day we wake up alive. We are like funerals postponed, dressed and ready to die, waiting for our turn.” In southern ...
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Young women in Uganda lead nationwide action against climate change

Over the last two years, Uganda has seen a flowering of climate activism led by young women and girls. Girls for Climate Action, a local ...
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