Helping vulnerable women in Viet Nam reclaim their resilience in the wake of COVID-19

Author: Thao Hoang At least 1,443 vulnerable women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Tien Giang Province, southern Viet Nam, have received cash grants of VND ...
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Hundreds of thousands of Afghans face harsh return after expulsion from Pakistan

In early September 2023, fewer than 300 people per day crossed the official border points from Pakistan to enter Afghanistan. But since the Government of ...
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Press release: The world is failing girls and women, according to new UN report

New figures point to the need of an additional USD 360 billion in investment per year to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. ...
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Renewable energy: a boon for women farmers in Cambodia

When it came time to water her rice fields, farmer Im Heng used to have to lug a diesel-powered water pump across her property in ...
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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 – Game changer for gender equality

Did you watch the game? That is a question many people were asking in taxis and on the streets around the world. What they were ...
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Women in Afghanistan: From almost everywhere to almost nowhere

UN Women partnered with Mona Chalabi to illustrate the scope and the severity of the restrictions on women and girls’ access to public space and ...
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In the words of Hira*: ‘Imagine a generation in depression.’

Hira* is a former public servant in Kunar, Afghanistan. Photo: UN Women/Habib Sayed Bidell I grew up in an educated but conservative family. My family ...
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In the words of Arefa*: ‘I had a job before. I had bread and peace. I am now under house arrest.’

Arefa* is a teacher and midwife in Farah, Afghanistan. Photo: UN Women/Habib Sayed Bidell Before 15 August [2021], I worked as teacher and a midwife ...
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In the words of Ghotai*: ‘Afghanistan has become the graveyard of buried hopes.’

Ghotai* is a computer science student in Baghlan, Afghanistan. Photo: UN Women/Habib Sayed Bidell One week before the Taliban takeover, I received my admission to ...
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In the words of Adela*: ‘I went to the streets every day to fight even harder than the day before.’

Adela* is a teacher and protester in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: UN Women/Habib Sayed Bidell Before August 2021, I was a teacher. After August 2021, I ...
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Football Unites the World

Press release: Gender Equality Placed on the Global Stage this FIFA Women’s World Cup

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 kicks off today, UN Women Australia and UN Women Aotearoa New Zealand are joining forces with FIFA to ...
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Press release: Less than 1 percent of women and girls live in a country with high women’s empowerment and high gender parity

New indices reveal globally women achieve only 60% of their full potential No country has achieved full gender parity and fewer than 1 percent of ...
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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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In the words of Dawa Mary: “Training on a vision journey set my family on sustainable path”

Mary, a South Sudanese refugee, has lived in Imvempi Refugee Settlement in Terego district in Uganda with her husband and three children since 2017. With ...
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In the words of Nora Salem: “I want everyone to see me and know that I am here”

Nora defied all stereotypes of women in her rural village. Despite being one of the few divorced women in her village, she decided she wanted ...
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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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