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The Government of Japan to Fund UN Women Programs to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and girls in Africa

Friday, June 12, 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19, as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs, while carrying the bulk of burden on unpaid care work at home. As more countries report infection and lockdown, more domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world are reporting rising calls for help. Confinement is fostering the tension and strain created by security, health, and money worries. In addition, it is increasing isolation...

UN Women hosted first official side event at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28th, 2019, UN Women hosted a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). In the first ever UN Women official side event at TICAD, African and Japanese women entrepreneurs, officials from UN Women and other UN entities, representatives of Japanese Governments and the private sector came together to discuss the return on investment in women’s economic empowerment in Japan and Africa.

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,...

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