Five ways to build gender equality and sustainability

Gender inequality and the climate crisis are two of the most urgent challenges of today. As we better understand and make the critical connections between …

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Explainer: How gender inequality and climate change are interconnected

Gender inequality coupled with the climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It poses threats to ways of life, livelihoods, health, …

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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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“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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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 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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