In the Words of Fatma Ürün: "The earthquakes turned me into a hero: I saved my husband from the rubbles"
When the earthquakes struck Türkiye on 6 February, Fatma found herself trapped under the rubbles with her husband. After making her way out, she bravely went back to save her husband. Learn more
In the words of Yuliia Kirillova: “At war, there is no place for stereotypes”
Yuliia Kirillova is a woman veteran from Kyiv, Ukraine and Co-founder of the Women’s Veteran Movement (WVM), an organization delivering humanitarian aid to de-occupied territories and war hot spots across Ukraine. Learn more
Countries across Europe take first steps to address femicide
Femicide is the most brutal and extreme manifestation of violence against women. Learn how UN Women has been spearheading determined efforts against this all-too-pervasive crime. Learn more
You are not alone: New docudrama series tackles gender-based violence in Kazakhstan
“Zhalgyz Emessin” is a Kazakhstani docudrama series featuring real-life stories of domestic violence survivors who have overcome difficult situations. Learn more
Liminal lives: Gender and diversity assessment of refugees from Ukraine in Moldova after one year of forced displacement
This gender assessment examines the distinct needs, priorities and capacities of diverse groups of refugee women, men, girls and boys from Ukraine living in Moldova. Learn more
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. 

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.

Women's Entrepreneurship EXPO 2022

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 networking and collaboration, peer learning, ideas generation, capacity building and business development.

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.

In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67)

This year, the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place 6 to 17 March 2023. It will focus on the theme, It will focus on the theme, “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

Statement: The decree barring women in Afghanistan from working in non-governmental organizations is yet another stark violation of women’s rights

The decree issued on the 24th December by the de facto authorities of Afghanistan barring women from working in national and international NGOs is yet another stark violation of women’s rights and humanitarian principles.  More ►