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In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

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!” More

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    Act for Equal

    #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. More

  • Generation Equality Forum

    The Generation Equality Forum

    Get ready for the Generation Equality Forum, the most important global convening for gender equality actions and investment in a quarter-century. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City in March and culminate in Paris this year. More

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    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. For gender-related data on COVID-19 visit this page. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

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Restoring dignity and justice for survivors of gender-based violence in response to COVID-19

Supported by the government of Japan, the UN Women Kenya office has been working with the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) to provide gender-based violence survivors access to shelters and safe spaces.

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UN Women Executive Director: “Violence against women is a global crisis”
Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Photo:  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021) More ►

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Senator Nkatazo Siatabwa, Chief Siansali

Senator Nkatazo Siatabwa, Chief Siansali, is a traditional leader from Zimbabwe working with UN Women to reenergize his influence of culture, customs, traditions and norms as key catalysts in the efforts to end Child Marriage and FGM in his community.

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How can the media help end violence against women & girls?

Media personality and activist, Adelle Onyango speaks on solutions as to how the media can help end gender-based violence