A year aftermath: UN Women’s response empowers and supports women and girls in earthquake-affected regions 
In early 2023, Türkiye experienced its largest earthquakes in a century, affecting 11 South-Eastern provinces with a population of 14 million, half of whom are women and girls. Learn more
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
Europe and Central Asia region is steadfast in tackling technology-facilitated violence against women and creating safer digital spaces
New regional research unveiled: A step closer to understanding the complex dynamics of technology-facilitated violence against women. 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
Highlights
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In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)

The 68th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the UN’s largest annual event dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024.

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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 ►