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UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Women in humanitarian action

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit later this month, we highlight UN Women’s continuous work to ensure women are involved as equal partners and agents of change in humanitarian action. More

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    International Women's Day 2016

    Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. 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

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    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 – and will – be key to achieving them. 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

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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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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
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“Without progress for girls, there can be no real progress”
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In a statement for International Day of the Girl Child Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of gender data to improve statistics on priority issues for girls. More

Featured video
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.