Women-managed community kitchens support vulnerable women in Nepal

More than 41 per cent of women lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nepal. These women-managed community kitchens are helping families get back …

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UN Women statement for International Youth Day, 2021: “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”

A greener, more equal and sustainable planet, with young people in the lead On International Youth Day, we recognize the critical efforts of young people …

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UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2021

Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we join the call for a new social contract that will let us rebuild our …

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Generation Equality Forum in Paris

The Generation Equality Forum is a landmark event to accelerate progress on gender equality. The Forum kicked off in Mexico City in March 2021 and will culminate in Paris …

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Statement on International Widows’ Day 2021 by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems, widened socio-economic gaps, and shifted strategic, political, and funding priorities, all of which disproportionately affect women and girls, …

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An announcement from our Executive Director, Janelle Weissman

After more than 7 years championing the rights of women and girls in our region, UN Women Australia’s Executive Director Janelle Weissman is stepping down …

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From immediate relief to livelihood support, UN Women drives investment and support for women and girls impacted by COVID-19 in India

“It is the responsibility of women to hold the social fabric together – be it at home, in health centres and schools, or caring for …

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Cash handouts provide lifeline to vulnerable women in Vietnam facing double impact of pandemic and flooding

In October 2020 the Quang Binh Province of central Vietnam experienced the worst floods it had seen in 41 years. The historic flood caused billions …

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Building a fairer, healthier world starts with investing in women and girls

On World Health Day, 7 April, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 and growing inequality. A year since …

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Community leaders rise to protect vulnerable women and girls during Kenya’s pandemic

Sixty-year-old Beatrice Kimani is a teacher and a counsellor and community leader in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County. As COVID-19 hit Kenya in March 2020, schools …

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