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In focus: International Day of Rural Women

The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and unpaid – feeds their families, communities and the world. More

  • 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. More

  • 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. 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

  • 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. More

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I am Generation Equality Africa

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, African youth activists share their stories and perspectives, inviting everyone to #ActForEqual

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Regional Director, UN Women ESARO, Maxime Houinato
Maxime Houinato

Dr. Maxime Houinato has been appointed as the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Nairobi, Kenya with effect from 1 September 2021. 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

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Women on the frontlines of COVID-19

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.