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Documentary series shares stories of women’s survival, hope, and activism

“It’s a miracle I’m alive”, says Maria Maldonado, from Argentina. Like many women across the world, she has survived years of abuse from an intimate ...
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Intensified military operations will bring increased death and despair for Rafah’s 700,000 women and girls.

[Also available in Arabic] New UN Women survey data from Rafah highlights the depth of physical and mental despair, with 93% of women interviewed feeling ...
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Six months into the war on Gaza, over 10,000 women have been killed, among them an estimated 6,000 mothers, leaving 19,000 children orphaned.

New York/Cairo — Today, UN Women launches its latest Gender Alert on Gaza. Six months into the war, 10,000 Palestinian women in Gaza have been killed, among ...
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A year of suffering for Sudanese women and girls

[Also available in Arabic] Sudan’s current conflict, which marks its one-year point this week, is having a devastating impact on the people of Sudan, particularly ...
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Speech: ‘We can and must choose to end poverty for women and girls’

Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the opening of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status ...
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Speech: ‘Be the light that brings hope and that accelerates progress towards an equal, sustainable, and peaceful future’

Opening remarks delivered by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the UN official commemoration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024, UN headquarters [As ...
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