UN Women Africa
Removing Gender-Related Barriers in the access of HIV Services in Mozambique
Training of Community, Traditional and Religious Leaders to enhance community engagement and response to gender norms and harmful practices  Learn more
UN Women engages media and public influencers in Rwanda
Engaging media and public influencers in changing negative social norms and stereotypes in all sectors and at all levels in Rwanda. Learn more
UN Women's Regional Director for East and Southern Africa visits Zimbabwe
Strategic positioning and advocacy with key partners for gender equality 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
Police training rolled out across Kenya ahead of elections
A nationwide rollout of training on sexual and gender-based violence has recently concluded to better equip law enforcement officials during the country’s 2022 General Election. 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
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In Focus: International Youth Day 2022

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

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Assistant Secretary General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner, UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Oulimata Sarr and UN Women Liberia Country Representative, Comfort Lamptey at a meeting with Government officials in Liberia.
Assistant Secretary General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Asa Regner visits Liberia

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

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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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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.

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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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Speech: Crises multiply threats, women are the solution multipliers
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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 ➤