Speech: Time to get serious about ending violence, allocating serious resources

Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the official UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of ...
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Schoolgirls lead initiatives to end gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

“Thanks to the training I received, I learnt that girls have the same rights and opportunities [as boys]” – schoolgirl.” Courtesy of FFC More than ...
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Explainer: Creating safe digital spaces free of trolls, doxing, and hate speech

Despite the enormous potential of technology, digital tools, and the internet, these have also perpetuated gender disparities and introduced new forms of oppression for women ...
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Women and girls with disabilities who’ve survived gender-based violence find a haven in the heart of Sri Lanka

Author: Zafran Packeerally * Names have been changed to protect the identity of survivors. In the serene, green surroundings of Thalawa, nestled in the Anuradhapura ...
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From where I stand: “Our goal is to provide a home that offers love, care and protection for women with disabilities”

Dulmini Bandara is the Officer-in-charge at Manusath Piyasa – a shelter for women with disabilities operated by the Social Services Department in the Rathnapura District in ...
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Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or harassment in women’s sports

UN Women, as a supporter of women’s sport and partner of FIFA, welcomes FIFA’s decisive action with regard to the actions of the Spanish football ...
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Press release: UN Women Australia and i=Change partner to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

UN Women Australia and i=Change have joined forces to better highlight some of the harmful issues facing women in Papua New Guinea, in a bid ...
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Women are leading the humanitarian response in Sudan

Since the start of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, large numbers of women, children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups have been internally displaced, with ...
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Social influencers in Viet Nam join UN Women to urge end to abuse of women and children

Ha Noi, Viet Nam — More than 80 social influencers in Viet Nam who received training from UN Women have reached nearly 4 million people in ...
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Empowering women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Author: Avindi Perera At the break of dawn, Ramesh Anusha wakes up to prepare food parcels for sale. Before opening her shop in Eluthoor, Mannar ...
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A breath of hope for Rohingya women in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

How providing cash, piglets, and business training, as well as essential gender-based violence services, is helping Rohingya survivors of gender-based violence, and those at risk, ...
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A mother learns, produces and builds independence in a Sri Lanka village

Author: Zafran Packeerally* Eluthoor, Sri Lanka — Things were not easy for Uma Maheswary and her husband when they returned to Sri Lanka after the country’s long ...
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How male champions are helping to end gender-based violence in Uganda

“As a male champion, I strive for gender inclusiveness and making gender parity a priority,” says local government Community Development Officer, Wilfred Nyeko. “Being a ...
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Stories from Afghanistan – Babuna

“I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE VILLAGE GIRLS AND MYSELF. WE ASK YOU TO HELP US.” My name is Babuna. I was a teacher in the Panjwai ...
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Stories from Afghanistan – Mobina

“Despite all the unfairness, oppression, injustice and difficulties, I keep going on. I want to be a changemaker.” I am student in the Education Department at Jawzjan University, ...
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In a municipality in Timor-Leste, a father is taking action to prevent violence

Bento Pereira is a farmer in a rural community located south-west of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. Together with his four sons, daughter and wife, they have ...
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