16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2021

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set …

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Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening of the 65th Commission on the status of Women

[As delivered] On the 9th of March 2020, the 64th Commission on the Status of Women proactively took precautions and scaled down the session. Two days …

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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

With the will, there’s a way to end violence against women We’ve seen the close connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in reported …

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Types of violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner …

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We are Generation Equality: Champions for ending violence against women

Billions of people are standing up for what they believe in – an equal world for all. They come from all countries, ages, and represent …

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December …

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Women’s Union helps survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 in Vietnam

The Shadow Pandemic is affecting women in countries all around the globe. In Da Nang, Thailand, the COVID-19 lockdown was leading to more and more …

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UN Women Executive Director appeals to governments worldwide to take action to end violence against women and girls

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence, has dramatically escalated around the world. Given the urgency, …

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COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s …

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Gender-based violence has no place in society

Suva, Fiji – Whether it is in our homes; communities; sports; places of work, learning, or worship – gender-based violence is always unacceptable – anywhere it occurs and …

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UN Women calls business leaders to join the movement to end all forms of violence against women

Sydney, Australia – Business leaders have a key role to play to address intimate partner violence as a workplace issue. When workplaces understand, recognize and …

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