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.
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.
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!”
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.
#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.
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.
This video takes you through the 6 outcome areas of the UN Women Strategic Note (2022 - 2025) with the geographical representation of results as told by implementing partners and UN Women beneficiaries, in Uganda.
Speech: Crises multiply threats, women are the solution multipliers
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 ➤
The study covers Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. It finds that NEET rates in ESA are above 40 percent for youth in the 20-24 years age bracket, that young women in the region are disproportionally affected by NEET status regardless of their age group, and that this status is more likely to become a permanent state for young women than for young men.
Through UN Women's POWER Programme on Women's Empowerment in the Horn of Africa, supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Rahma Ahmed calls for action to uphold Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) rights in humanitarian settings through joint efforts by host government, local and international NGOs to mobilize and sensitize Religious leaders, community leaders, traditional circumcisers, and midwives in Garissa County to come out strongly and separate/de-link FGM from religious teachings and cultural requirements.