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CSW61: Women

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

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    Women refugees and migrants

    On the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly and leading up to the first UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, UN Women highlights the voices of women refugees and migrants around the world. With refugee and migrant women playing a pivotal role around the world to sustain communities and economies, global commitments must address their unique needs, include their voices and be accountable to them. More

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    Women in humanitarian action

    Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, we highlight UN Women’s continuous work to ensure equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. More

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    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap approved, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals, as well as how women and girls can - and will - be key to achieving them. More

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    Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Western Balkans

    Women’s specific needs and vulnerabilities are rarely at the forefront of humanitarian response planning and implementation, according to a recent UN Women gender assessment of the refugee and migrant crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. More

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    30 countries in Europe and Central Asia have stepped it up

    At a high-level event co-organized by UN Women and the Chinese Government, 30 governments in Europe and Central Asia have made concrete commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. More

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    15 years of Security Council resolution 1325

    Since the adoption of resolution 1325, women's participation in peace and security decision-making has been key to preventing conflict and securing peace. To assess progress, the High-level Review will take place along with the launch of the Global Study on the implementation. More

Featured publication

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The Conflict Did Not Bring Us Flowers:The Need for Comprefensive Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Kosovo
This study brings the voices of survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo to the fore, and proposes measures for the development of comprehensive reparations for survivors. More

From where I stand
Lenche Zdravkin Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva

“To leave no one behind, women and girls must be placed at the centre of efforts”
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In her opening statement at the UN Women Executive Board First Regular seesion fo the year 2017, Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka announced: "The Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 frames our aspirations." More

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Don’t let yourself become one of them

Watch this powerful 45-second video from UN Women Albania’s campaign on ending human trafficking. UN Women has helped boost national capacities to address the needs of women and girl survivors of trafficking, and reintegrate them into society.