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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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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Stepping up for women and girls during the flood crisis in Pakistan

To ensure that women and girls receive the support they need in times of crisis, Fouzia Yasmin, Senior Manager at Pakistani mental health organisation Rozan …

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UN Trust Fund call for proposals

The 26th grant cycle the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is now open! The UN Trust Fund is seeking …

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Pushing forward: Protesting women’s rights abuses in Iran

Mana Shooshtari is an Iranian American feminist activist and organiser whose work—spanning issues like immigration reform, gun violence prevention and sexual and reproductive health and …

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Push forward — act now to end violence against women and girls

Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022 …

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In the words of Salma*: “We, as women and girls, deserve better.”

Trigger warning: The following includes descriptions of gender-based violence. Salma*, 26, a Lebanese mother of 3 girls, was 13 years old when she eloped with …

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Press release: Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

Latest study shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by intimate partners or other family members in 2021 …

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence 2022

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence …

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Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has …

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