“I am unrecognisable, even to myself!”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tarango women’s shelter in Bangladesh has provided coordinated services for women and girls to help them recover from violence and …

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From where I stand: “I wanted my daughters to know who makes the decisions at home”

Maleka Begum* from Cumilla, Bangladesh, stood up to her abusive spouse to break free from a life of violence. With support from UN Women, she is …

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How women migrants in Thailand are stopping trafficking and gender-based violence in their communities

Migration can be a life-changing experience, but migrant workers are especially vulnerable to human trafficking and gender-based violence. San May Khine, a social worker in …

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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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I am Generation Equality: Lauralyn, Filipino advocate for preventing violence against women and girls

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilise, and take big …

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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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UN Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the 65th Commission on the status of Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLI6ivndro I am very pleased to address the Commission on the Status of Women.  We meet for a second time in the context of the …

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UN Women Australia joins the March for Justice’s call for a safe and equal Australia

UN Women Australia joins the March for Justice’s call for a safe and equal Australia. No human rights scourge is more prevalent than gender inequality. …

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As cases of the violence against women continue to rise, UN Women provides psychological support for survivors

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo[1] has witnessed an increase in cases of domestic and gender-based violence. According to a recent UN assessment, police …

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The Gender Dividend this Giving Tuesday

When you think of philanthropy, what springs to mind? Large sums of money being donated at high-end black tie affairs, to hospitals, arts institutions and …

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UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed this issue as a global emergency requiring urgent …

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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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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Nepal

Dhana: “I put my savings into the land purchase. I want my rightful share.” Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and girls …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Lebanon

A groundbreaking case could finally open the doors of justice for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and …

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