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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“We need real action”— Palestinian women speak of hope and resilience amid the horrors of war in Gaza

Three Palestinian women speak about how the war in Gaza has impacted women’s lives, amid an unfolding famine and calls for an immediate ceasefire. Life ...
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‘No food, no water, no tents’ – Women in Gaza fight for survival as famine looms

“Women in Gaza are superheroes,” said Rana Khalil, a project coordinator for the Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD), based in the West Bank. ...
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Haitian women and girls empowered by UN Women amid humanitarian crisis

Civil unrest has led to a profound humanitarian crisis in Haiti, with more than 300,000 people displaced from their homes—including an estimated 170,000 children. Such displacement ...
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Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Updated as of 5 March 2024 Following the 7 October 2023 brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, and the ensuing Israeli military bombardment of Gaza, ...
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Press release: 9,000 women have been killed in Gaza since early October

New York, 1 March 2024 – As the war on Gaza approaches its five-month mark, Gazan women continue to suffer its devastating impact. While this ...
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15,000 women and girls in Gaza receive life-saving assistance from UN Women and the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization

Jordan, 26 February 2024 – 15,000 women and girls in Gaza will receive life-saving assistance, as a result of a partnership between UN Women and ...
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Over 8 million women and girls in Ukraine will need humanitarian assistance in 2024

[Also available in Ukrainian] Two years of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine has taken thousands of lives, caused untold destruction, displaced millions, traumatized a generation, ...
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In the words of Anastasiia Pyrohova: ‘I help women live through their challenges and adapt to their new lives’

Two years ago, Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine led to mass displacement within and outside the country as millions of Ukrainians left in search of ...
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Voices from Gaza: Safa’s perseverance through pregnancy and displacement

“Living through the war is like living through a nightmare,” said Safa Btah. A 29-year-old mother of two, Btah was displaced from her home in ...
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UN Women and the Egyptian Red Crescent deliver humanitarian aid to women and children in Gaza

UN Women Egypt in partnership with the Egyptian Red Crescent delivered desperately needed humanitarian aid to Palestinian women and children in Gaza. The ERC/UN Women ...
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‘Scared, exhausted, and expecting the worst’ – Women in Gaza describe humanitarian crisis

More than 24,620 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip and more than 1.9 million people have been displaced, including almost 1 million women and ...
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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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Voices from Gaza: Hayam’s story

“We thank God every day we wake up alive. We are like funerals postponed, dressed and ready to die, waiting for our turn.” In southern ...
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