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Highlights
International Women’s Day 2018
International Women’s Day 2018

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

    SDG monitoring report 2018

    “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

  • women and men wear orange.

    In focus: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

    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

  • Women and SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    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

Costing the Gender Gap
Costing the Gender Gap
FactSheet: UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey
Reader survey factsheet
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IWD 2018 Feature: Somali Women in Media

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.

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Female Journalists in Somalia making a difference

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.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality