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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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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Women and girls endure a year of conflict in Sudan

Since 15 April 2023, fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces has resulted in the deaths of at least 14,600 people. More ...
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“We need real action”— Palestinian women speak of hope and resilience amid the horrors of war in Gaza

Three Palestinian women speak about how the war in Gaza has impacted women’s lives, amid an unfolding famine and calls for an immediate ceasefire. Life ...
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‘No food, no water, no tents’ – Women in Gaza fight for survival as famine looms

“Women in Gaza are superheroes,” said Rana Khalil, a project coordinator for the Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD), based in the West Bank. ...
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Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Updated as of 16 April 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: 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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Voices from Gaza: Safa’s perseverance through pregnancy and displacement

“Living through the war is like living through a nightmare,” said Safa Btah. A 29-year-old mother of two, Btah was displaced from her home in ...
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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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In focus: The war in Gaza

Updated 11 June 2024 After the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel, followed by the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza, UN Women ...
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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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