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  • Women and SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    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

  • 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. More

  • The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    Infographic: The shadow pandemic - violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    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

  • Illustration showing activists holding up a sign that says "Equality!"

    Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

    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

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor. 

With 90 countries in lockdown and four billion people sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights another deadly danger growing in the shadows: violence against women and girls. More

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UN Women COVID-19 Response - Cameroon

As part of the COIVID-19 Response UN Women supports Religious Leaders, Women and Youth Groups - Cameroon