UN Women programming supports refugees worldwide

UN Women works around the world with local partners and other UN agencies, including UNHCR, to ensure that programming for refugees takes gender into account, ...
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Displaced Yet Resilient: Hardship and Joy in an Afghan Refugee Camp in Peshawar

Marjan*, a 27-year-old Afghan single mother, goes to young bride’s houses in the Afghan refugee community in the Khazana Camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, to help ...
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I am Generation Equality: Souhaila Nassar, changing the image of refugees

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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From where I stand: “As an outspoken women’s rights activist, I have gained the confidence necessary to help Rohingya women from similar backgrounds as mine”

Women’s rights activist Lucky fled from armed conflict in Myanmar and is now living in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She is committed ...
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From where I stand: “Teaching girls how to read and write is one of the biggest ways I can make a difference”

Rima Sultana Rimu knows education is power. As a young Bangladeshi activist living in Cox’s Bazar, that hosts one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, ...
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Digital skills help Turkish women maintain an income amid COVID-19

Despite stay-at-home measures and periodic lockdowns, Syrian and Turkish women are selling handcrafts and other products online, thanks to coding, computer literacy and Internet marketing ...
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World Refugee Day Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women and Natalia Kanem, Acting Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

We must bring women’s voices, knowledge and leadership to the heart of humanitarian action No one chooses to leave their home and their possessions lightly. ...
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