Women share stories of hardship during year of war in Sudan

On 15 April 2023, war broke out in Sudan in between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In the year ...
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Women grapple with unplanned pregnancies after sexual violence in Sudan war

After war broke out in Sudan in mid-April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), 18-year-old Amna Salih* sheltered ...
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Seeds of Peace: UN Women’s Support for Feminist Peacemakers in Sudan

The strength of Sudanese women has endured, even before the war started on April 15th 2023. Despite facing tough times and challenges over many years, ...
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Youth in Papua New Guinea stand together as advocates against gender-based violence

Like many youths in Papua New Guinea (PNG), 25-year-old Jasmine Makuku grew up in a context where violence is normalised – where acts of violence ...
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Women in Sudan seek relief amid spiraling displacement crisis

In the village of Jabait, in eastern Sudan, one can see hundreds of women waiting for aid at the office of the Women and Children ...
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Spotlight Initiative program helps Ugandan survivors of gender-based violence advocate for their rights

Over the last two years, Uganda has seen a flowering of climate activism led by young women and girls. Girls for Climate Action, a local ...
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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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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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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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Cracking the Code with the ‘me too.’ Movement Trailblazers

Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano Announced as Exclusive Headline Presentation for International Women’s Day Australia UN Women Australia is delighted to announce that the official ...
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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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