The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”
Rural women play a critical role in ensuring food security across the world. In Africa, they carry a heavy responsibility as primary caregivers while still contributing to the financial stability of their homes through small-scale trade, farming, and small businesses.
With record-high humanitarian needs around the world, this year’s World Humanitarian Day (WHD) builds on this metaphor of collective endeavour to grow global appreciation of humanitarian work.
This year’s International Youth Day theme, Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, aims to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind. Visit this page to find out more about this year's campaign
On her first official visit to Liberia, from 26 to 29 June 2022, the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Deputy Executive Director
Taking on the greatest challenges currently facing the global community will mean harnessing all talent. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the critically important climate crisis, the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls in the science and technology communities is more important than ever. Now is the time to recognize women’s contributions in research and innovation, smash stereotypes and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science.
#ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual.
UN Women Liaison to the AU and ECA launch of the working paper and policy brief- ‘Young Women’s Participation in Politics & Decision-Making in African Union Member States’-2021
Statement: In solidarity, we honour the global humanitarian community
Statement by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2022 Read more ➤
This document serves to give an overview of UN Women's programmes and their results in the East and Southern Africa region
This documentary captures UN Women’s effort to curb the prevalence of sexual-based violence in Northern Nigeria.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative. This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. Already heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, its prevalence is now being further increased by the intersecting crises of climate change, global conflict and economic instability.