Op-Ed: Tackling the hidden perils of technology-facilitated violence against women
Technological changes are rapidly transforming society, allowing for unprecedented advances. However, these very same technologies are also giving rise to profound new challenges. Learn more
Launch of the research “The dark side of digitalization: Addressing technology-facilitated violence against women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”
The report provides new insights into technology-facilitated violence against women in Southeast and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, drawing on surveys with over 12,000 women across the regions. Learn more
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”. Learn more
The Generation Equality Regional Midpoint event in Kazakhstan shines a spotlight on innovation and technology for women’s economic empowerment
Around 80 government representatives, private sector and civil society organizations, academia representatives, and youth activists gathered to review progress and bolster existing commitments... Learn more
Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023
Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. Learn more
Highlights
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In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative. This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”.

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Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023

Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. EXPO provides an interactive space for women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives for collaboration, ideas generation, capacity building and business development.

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Women and children are amongst the most affected after the earthquakes in Gaziantep, Türkiye. Photo: UN Women/Nilüfer Baş
In Focus: Supporting women and girls in Türkiye in the aftermath of the earthquakes

On 6 February 2023, twin earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria, killing thousands of people and injuring many others. In close coordination with the government and partners, UN Women Türkiye’s emergency response is addressing the urgent and longer-term needs of women and girls impacted by the earthquakes. 

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Illustration by Ukrainian artist Mariia Kinovych depicting Ukrainian women from different generations and backgrounds standing in unity and solidarity.
In Focus: War in Ukraine is a crisis for women and girls

The war has severely impacted social cohesion, community security and the resilience of local communities, especially women and girls. Lack of access to social services including schools and strained community resources have increased the care burden of local women who responsible for the care for children, disabled and elderly family members.

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Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation
Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation

Awake Not Sleeping fairy tales collection aims to change how societies think about women’s and girls’ roles, rights, and human potential by reimagining 28 classic fairy tales.

Speech: Time to get serious about ending violence, allocating serious resources
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Opening remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous at the official UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN headquarters, 22 November 2023. More ►