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UN Women statement for World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, UN Women urges that governments recognise the rights of women and girl refugees and make substantial investments to provide the services, ...
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Breaking barriers, building futures – a second chance for women refugees and the communities that host them in Uganda

Uganda hosts 1,644,870 refugees today, and nearly 56 per cent of them have come from South Sudan, fleeing conflict and hunger. Globally, nearly half of all people ...
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UN Women statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, and every day, UN Women unequivocally condemns all acts of sexual and ...
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Call for action: Urgent humanitarian response for Gaza

Remarks by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director at the Conference “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza,” in Sweimeh, Jordan ...
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Palestinian women-led organizations must be at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Gaza and the West Bank

[Also available in Arabic] 80% of women in Gaza depend on food assistance to survive, and women-led organizations are uniquely equipped to support them, according ...
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LGBTIQ+ communities and the anti-rights pushback: 5 things to know

Recent decades have marked major advances for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) people1 in many places, including the ...
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Period Poverty costs too much, take action to end it

On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 28 May, the movement against period poverty celebrates 10 years of collective action by women and girls worldwide. Today and ...
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Period Poverty – why millions of girls and women cannot afford their periods

Millions of women and girls worldwide still cannot afford menstrual products or access water and sanitation facilities to manage their menstrual health and hygiene. Periods ...
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Artificial Intelligence and gender equality

The world has a gender equality problem, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) mirrors the gender bias in our society. Although globally more women are accessing the ...
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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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