Stories From The Field

If you teach a girl to code, she will change the world

Every day is a hot day in Kakuma refugee camp, located in the arid desert of north-western Kenya. Underneath a blue sky, three girls in …

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Getting Fatouma back to school

UN Women supports girls and young women in Mali to pass high school exams and pursue their dreams. Fatouma Kanta was just 16 years old …

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Finding Inspiration Amid Devastation in Fiji

Former Regional Communications and Media Specialist for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office, Ellie van Baaren talks of her experience in the field. She worked as …

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Doaa’s Dream

‘My dream is to open the first baby photography studio in Palestine’ Doaa Eshtayeh has found a way to turn her passion into her profession. …

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Photo essay: A day in the life of women

Teachers, farmers, businesswomen, politicians, mothers, law enforcers — women and girls contribute every day in many visible and invisible ways. Here’s a glimpse into their …

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A safe city for women and girls in El Alto, Bolivia

Market woman in El Alto, Bolivia. Photo: UN Women/Elena Hertz When dusk sweeps down El Alto, surrounded by the Andes mountains, women are unlikely to …

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