In-focus: Women and girls after two years of war in Ukraine

As of 24 February 2024, Ukrainian civilians have endured two years of war and upheaval following Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. The conflict has ...
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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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Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Updated as of 19 January 2024 Following the 7 October 2023 brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, and the ensuing Israeli military bombardment of Gaza, ...
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In-focus: The conflict in Gaza

Following the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel and the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza in response, UN Women has worked to ...
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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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After August – Voices of Afghan women two years after the Taliban takeover

On 15 August 2021, everything changed for women and girls in Afghanistan. First came the curbs on girls’ education and women’s right to work, then ...
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Statement on Sudan by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

UN Women joins our partners in expressing our grave concern over the continued conflict in Sudan.  As in all crises, this will surely have dire ...
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How Syrian women navigate security risks to mediate local conflicts

For over a decade, Syria’s protracted conflict has taken countless lives, displaced millions in and outside the country and left much of its infrastructure in ...
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Ukraine and the food and fuel crisis: 4 things to know

The war in Ukraine is now in its seventh month. The fallout—humanitarian, economic and environmental—continues to grow. Its costs are being felt not only within ...
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Women in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover

One year ago, on 15 August 2021, the Taliban entered Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul and took control of the country. Over the past 12 months, human ...
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UN Women Ukraine delivers humanitarian aid to those most in need in eastern Ukraine

Currently, 15.7 million people in Ukraine are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Attacks on populated civilian areas and infrastructure continue in eastern and southern ...
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War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls

The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services ...
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