Statement: ‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on
In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls. Learn more
Interview: Mileva Malešić, Founder and President, the Managing Board of Women's Forum Prijepolje
“If rural women were sure that they would get protection from abusers, as well as legal and psychological support, they would be more encouraged to report violence” Learn more
From Where I Stand: Ayşe Yorgancıoğlu, academician and gender equality advocate based in İstanbul, Türkiye
“We need to achieve gender equality for democracy, peace and freedom.” Learn more
One year of Generation Equality
One year ago, the Generation Equality Forum brought together leaders from governments, civil society, youth and the private sector to take bold global action on gender equality. Learn more
The women who tame the bees: The buzz on developing a business in a traditionally male area
Until recently, there were few women beekeepers in the Republic of Moldova, but there has been a recent buzz in activity. Learn more
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People in Kyiv, Ukraine crowd the train stations trying to get out of the country during the Russian invasion, but the evacuation trains are not enough for all the people. 1 March 2022. Photo: Sebastian Backhaus/Agentur Focus/Redux.
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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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Men and women get paid equally for work of equal value and share the care work at home.

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UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)
In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

This year, the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality, is taking place 14 to 25 March 2022. It will focus on the theme, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.

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IWD Slideshow
In Focus: International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, join UN Women and the world in coming together under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and call for climate action for women, by women.

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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.

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25 Women
25 Women

Meet 25 women and girl change-makers from across Europe and Central Asia who are sharing inspiring strategies and leading creative campaigns to probe, reimagine and create a gender-equal world. This collection of profiles was originally compiled to mark the 25th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Statement on Afghanistan by Ms. Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022
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In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls. More ►