Photo essay: Vulnerable women and girls face compounded crises after Cyclone Mocha

Author: Alexandra Peard In the aftermath of last week’s Cyclone Mocha, there are deep concerns for vulnerable women and girls in north-western Myanmar, many of whom …

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Cyclone Mocha makes dire situation worse for millions of women and children in Myanmar

Cyclone Mocha, which smashed through Myanmar’s Rakhine State last week, has left a trail of destruction that exacerbates the challenges already faced by millions of …

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In the words of Dilay Duman: “During disasters, volunteering is compelling, supporting women is priceless”

“It is heartbreaking that the special needs of women and girls are not usually met or taken into account in disaster situations,” says Dilan Duman, …

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In the words of Özge Ergin: “Photography has become my medium for raising awareness and narrating stories of earthquake survivors”

Özge Ergin (43), is a professional photographer from İstanbul. She was in Antakya shooting a documentary when the earthquakes struck Southeastern Türkiye on February 6th. …

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Charity Screenings of New Film Olga to support UN Women Australia’s Ukraine Emergency Appeal

A portion of all ticket sales from upcoming May 3 screenings of award-winning Swiss/Ukrainian drama OLGA will go to charity organisation UN Women Australia, which …

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Women volunteers play a life-saving role in the earthquake response

When the earthquakes struck southeastern Türkiye on February 6, the Community Volunteers Foundation immediately deployed its volunteers to the storage units in earthquake zones to …

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Statement from UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on Ukraine, 30 March

As the war in Ukraine continues to take its toll on women and girls, UN Women reiterates the UN Secretary-General’s urgent call for peace. The …

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UN Women Australia Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

UN Women shares the UN Secretary-General’s concern for the safety and well-being of all those who have suffered and continue to suffer in the developing …

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Your questions answered: Women in Haiti

What crises is Haiti facing? Haiti is simultaneously facing a political crisis and a humanitarian one. Haitian president Jovenal Moïse was assassinated on 7 July 2021 by …

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Statement by UN Women on the situation in Afghanistan

In line with the statement by the UN Secretary-General, UN Women remains fully committed to support women and girls in Afghanistan. We will remain operational and engaged …

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Two months on, Beirut’s elderly women are still reeling from the blast

On 4 August 2020, 85-year-old Violette Machaalany was alone at home with her granddaughter, Elodie, when two explosions hit Beirut’s main port. The blast killed …

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After the Beirut blasts, Lebanon urgently needs medical and mental health care

One of UN Women’s partner on the ground, the Restart Center, is providing treatment, psychosocial support and distributing medicine to the most vulnerable. Since the …

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