The EBRD and UN Women join forces to address pandemic’s economic impact on women
Focusing on women’s economic empowerment, digital transformation and climate resilience, the EBRD and UN Women will seek to jointly contribute to women's and girls' recovery. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova
At 26, Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova is the director of the Kyrgyz Space Programme and co-founder of the TechCamp project. She's also an inspiration women and girls in STEM fields. Learn more
Making 2021 a game changer for women
In this episode of the Generations Talk Gender podcast, prominent women’s rights activists look back at 2020 and forward to 2021, exploring new pathways for women's rights. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Maja Hadziselimovich
Maja Hadziselimovic, 29, is a robotics software developer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She motivates women and girls to take up STEM professions. Learn more
A long journey to equality: Gender equality advocates look back on the Fourth World Conference on Women
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform, get inspired by the stories of activists, who took part in the conference. Learn more
Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More
My generation, your generation, let’s talk gender! A unique new podcast from UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia office connects gender equality activists from across generations and all walks of life. More
Nearly a year into the pandemic, we now have research on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 for women and men in Europe and Central Asia, as well as promising stories of how women are confronting the challenges. More
Violence against women and girls has been increasing globally as the COVID-19 pandemic magnifies economic and social stresses. Meanwhile, crowded homes, measures to restrict contact and movement, and limited access to services are making it harder for survivors to seek help. More
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More
International Women's Day 2021
The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. Read more.
- The European Commission and UN Women boost their partnership to address the rise in violence against women amid the pandemic in the Western Balkans
- In the words of Olga Tsyba: “Women have more power than ever before”
- In the words of Daria Sholomitska: "It is particularly essential for universities to provide a policy based on gender equality"
- 18 new leaders join bold global drive for gender equality: Organizations join forces ahead of landmark 2021 Generation Equality Forum
- The EBRD and UN Women join forces to address pandemic’s economic impact on women
"Science needs women"
In a joint statement for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay emphasize the importance of making science more open, diverse and efficient. More
25 years ago, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action laid out a bold vision for gender equality. How far have we come in Europe and Central Asia since then? New regional report launched by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia provides a snapshot.