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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Cash assistance enables Afghan women to weather the harsh winter

Ornate multicoloured mosques stand in sharp contrast against the barren, snow-capped mountains in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh Province. While summers here are sweltering, winters can be ...
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In the words of Afghanistan’s earthquake survivor Sayeeda: “I am infinitely happy that I can have supplies for winter and not go to bed hungry”

Sayeeda, who is more than 50 years old, has endured a difficult and challenging life. She can only see through one eye, her feet are ...
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Photo essay: A glimpse into the lives of Afghan women

Since August 2021, Afghan women and girls have been grappling with increasingly restrictive decrees limiting their participation in all aspects of social, economic, and political ...
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In-focus: Women and girls after two years of war in Ukraine

As of 24 February 2024, Ukrainian civilians have endured two years of war and upheaval following Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. The conflict has ...
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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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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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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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In focus: The war in Gaza

Updated 11 June 2024 After the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel, followed by the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza, UN Women ...
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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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Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or harassment in women’s sports

UN Women, as a supporter of women’s sport and partner of FIFA, welcomes FIFA’s decisive action with regard to the actions of the Spanish football ...
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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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Statement on Afghanistan by UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous

It is now two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, during which time it has imposed the most comprehensive, systematic, and unparalleled assault ...
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