Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response
UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. Learn more
HeForShe launches At Home Campaign
In providing useful tools and tips, HeForShe launches the #HeForSheAtHome campaign , which seeks to inspire men to help balance the burden in their households. Learn more
Kathy Gitau tech violence student activist
Having witnessed violence first-hand, it made me obsessed with fighting for this conversation [on equality]. I witnessed my mum suffer violence and its always made me feel bad – being discriminated because she is a woman. Learn more
Take Five From awareness-raising to action how trained paralegals in Uganda are stopping FGM
Christine Awori is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Legal Aid and Pro-bono Services for the Uganda Law Society (ULS), which established a satellite clinic in Amudat District in northeastern Uganda. Learn more
Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality
As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. Learn more
My Take, Your Take: Fighting for justice and gender equality in Liberia
This intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Gwendolyn Myers, a 29-year-old peace activist from Liberia, talks with a veteran activist, Abla Gadegbeku William, 59. Learn more
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 achieve them. More
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
In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions. More
The way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. More
- From where I stand, Catherine Kwanje Micheal: "If more women are trained as peacebuilders, in the next 10 years the world will be more peaceful"
- From where I stand, Ayoo Janet: "The number of women peace mediators is still limited and this hinders the amplifying of women’s voices in peace building processes"
- Building Governance and Leadership Capacity for Women Living With HIV in Zimbabwe
- In the words of Zlatan Milisic: “I urge all young men and boys to become strong drivers for transformative change”
- Fulfilling our promise to girls in East and Southern Africa will give voice to and secure their equal future
Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic
During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. Millions of women in the health and social sector work tirelessly every day to care for all of us. Today, we thank you.