From where I stand: 'My life has changed for the better'
“Since 1998 when I started selling used clothes, I have done a lot of different businesses just to survive but none was good enough to take care of the needs of my family and me. I have sold curtains, beddings, and cooked food but I was not understanding what I was really doing..." Learn more
Scaling up Capacity for Africa Communicators
Noting the important role of communications and advocacy in achieving the UN Women mandate in Africa, the two regional offices of West and Central and East and Southern Africa held a story telling skills development workshop for 34 communications officers working on the continent. Learn more
Meet Jaha: UN Women's Ambassador for Africa
Jaha Dukureh, UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, is an outspoken activist leading the movement to end FGM and child marriage. Her story starts when she was one week old and went through FGM. At the age of 15, she was forced to get married. Learn more
UN Women Executive Director to call for bridging the gender digital divide at Transform Africa Summit
UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will participate in the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, which has become a landmark forum on ICT in the continent, gathering around 4,000 participants annually. Learn more
This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. More
“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. More
This year, for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for action is themed ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’, to amplify and address the funding shortfall. Download the action toolkit. More
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them More
UN Women and UNESCO have partnered with Media Ink, a local media development NGO based in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to produce short videos featuring female journalists in Somalia talking about their encounter with gender stereotyping in their daily media work, and what they have done to challenge such stereotypes. This video features Farxiya, owner of Osob Newspaper in Mogadishu and head of the Somali Female Journalists Association.
Meet Warda Ahmed Roble, Somali journalist with over 7 years experience disrupting the previously male dominated field. Watch to find out how she uses her platform to tell the stories of women and girls in Somalia and beyond.