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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 !” 

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Believe Survivors. Act Now. Goretti’s Story, Kenya

Through this special editorial series for the 16 Days of Activism, UN Women showcases the voices of survivors, and the transformative programmes that make real differences.

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UN Women-supported Chief's Forum called a meeting encouraging girls to return to school in Mangochi, eastern Malawi. Photo Courtesy of Hastings Golosi (HD Plus Creations)
Annulling one child marriage in Malawi, giving hope to many girls

UN Women supported Chief's Forum called a meeting encouraging girls to return to school in Mangochi, eastern Malawi.

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Tanzania Launches Gender Bench Book on Women’s Rights

Launched on 28 October by the President of Tanzania, HE Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Gender Bench Book aims to provide an accessible, user-friendly reference guide for judicial officers in protecting the rights of women and girls.

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Traditional leaders have a critical role in shifting the deep-rooted cultural beliefs that justify the perpetuation of harmful practices

Senator Nkatazo Siatabwa, Chief Siansali has actively worked with local leaders to keep girls in school and engage with parents so that girls are not left behind or face early marriages.

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In 2019, women farmers in northern Uganda stand in a chia field they collectively harvest, aided with seeds from a UN Women project.  Uganda's 2021 Succession Amendment Bill addresses gender inequality in inheritance land rights and laws will now recogniz
Ending violence against women in Uganda takes a step forward with critical law reforms passed in Parliament

Overhauling outdated and discriminatory legislation is essential to ending violence against women and girls, and the women’s movement in Uganda has ensured an incredible leap forward.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence - banner
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!”

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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. 

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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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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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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. 

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UN Women Executive Director: “Violence against women is a global crisis”
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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 ►