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More than 50 UN Officials from 22 countries empowered to move the needle for gender equality  Learn more
UN Women in Rwanda relieving the care burden on caregivers in public hospitals
To ease the care burden on caregivers, UN Women and partners are expanding social protection services to families affected by COVID-19. Learn more
African Girls Can Code Initiative Second Phase Launched in Tanzania
The programme aims to empower and equip 2,000 African women and girls between 17-25 with digital literacy skills over the course of four years Learn more
At Heaven’s Door: Empowering Sudanese women in need
 UN Women Sudan has engaged 28 partners to implement UNAMID transition project activities on Rule of Law, Human Rights and Livelihoods in Darfur’s states. Learn more
Kenya Elections: Ann Nderitu on good governance and regulating the country's political parties
Ann Nderitu, head of Office of the Registrar for Political Parties (ORPP), speaks about the steps taken to ensure that this year’s election is more inclusive of female candidates. Learn more
Assistant UN Secretary-General & UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner and UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Oulimata Sarr to visit Sierra Leone
Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director (DED) of UN Women Asa Regner and Regional Director for West and Central Africa (WCARO) of UN Women Oulimata Sarr’s visit Learn more
two women healthcare workers in Barcelona put on protective gear. Photo: Hospital Clínic/Francisco Àvia
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.

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International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, join UN Women and the world in coming together under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and call for climate action for women, by women.

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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!”

Margaret Thiongo working at the climate change Mitigation Lab at ICRAF headquarters in Nairobi. Photo: ICRAF/Judith Olang
In focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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.

Act For Equal
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. 

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.

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Speech: Crises multiply threats, women are the solution multipliers
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous addresses the 66th session of the Commission of the Status of Women on 14 March, in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.

Introductory statement by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, to the Commission on the Status of Women at its 66th session Read more ➤