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16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” More

  • 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. More

  • Frosina Georgievska. Photo: UN Women/Mirjana Nedeva

    In focus: International Day of Rural Women

    The theme for the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), “Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All”, highlights the essential role that rural women and girls play in the food systems of the world. From production of crops to processing, preparing and distributing foods, women’s labour – paid and unpaid – feeds their families, communities and the world. More

  • Mural Artivism Mural artivism: Breaking the walls of gender inequality

    As part of the Generation Equality campaign, seven distinguished local artists – from Albania, Georgia, Kosovo[1], Moldova, North Macedonia, Turkey, and the curator of the initiative from the United States of America – are starting a conversation on gender equality through mural art in Europe and Central Asia. More

  • Beijing+25

    Generation Equality

    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

  • Generations Talk Gender is UN Women's new podcast.

    Generations Talk Gender: An intergenerational podcast on gender

    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

Executive Director’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Here at the UN, and across the world, we are celebrating those who are working to protect women and girls and defend their human rights. And we welcome new partners — governments, organizations, institutions, community groups, people everywhere — to join us, raise your voices and work together to transform lives, not only during the 16 Days of Activism, but every day. More

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Awake Not Sleeping: Reimagining fairy tales for a new generation

UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia together with over 30 feminist writers have created a powerful collection of 28 reimagined fairy tales for young readers aged 8-12 years old. The writers have reimagined these tales transforming them and disrupting them to bring gender equality to life.