Education programming for refugee women & girls: Findings from a needs assessment study

With 1 billion students and youth across the globe affected by school and university closures, there is increasing debate around ongoing disruption in education. Many …

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In the words of Iryna Korliakova: “I want people to feel safe in their communities – even in the toughest times”

Iryna Korliakova, 48, fled her hometown in eastern Ukraine in 2014 to escape from the violent conflict and settled in the small town of Svatove. …

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When fathers share the care

As COVID-19 impacts parents around the world, sharing the care work is critical. This Palestinian couple living in a refugee camp in Lebanon shows how …

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Women peace mediators become key actors on the frontlines of COVID-19 prevention in refugee settlements in Uganda

By 9:00 am, the morning sun already feels hot in the Bidibidi settlement for refugees and displaced persons, located in the Yumbe District of Uganda. …

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As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s organisations lead their communities through recovery

“When the first storm hit, I knew that this time around it would be a bigger challenge for the women in Satkhira. Between a pandemic …

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Take five: “Women leaders around the world have demonstrated successful management of the pandemic”

Around the world, women are shining through as outstanding leaders as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Iceland, women …

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From where I stand: “It has become impossible to meet daily needs”

Esther Macharia, 37, is a single mother and the only breadwinner for herself and her daughter. When the COVID-19 crisis came to Kenya, she lost …

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Cultivating change: Women farmers in Dominica find new paths to market amidst COVID-19 shutdowns

In Dominica, women smallholder farmers’ fields and gardens are full, and their storerooms are piling up quickly. With markets and restaurants closed due to COVID-19 …

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In Georgia, women farmers show solidarity amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the world dramatically, with particularly negative effects on women. Still, in spite of their own problems, many women are demonstrating striking examples …

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UN Women and Rohingya women on the front line of COVID-19 response

The world in lockdown has created a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts …

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