UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér Visits the Region
Ms. Regnér reiterates commitment to advancing gender equality and long-term cooperation during first official visit to Albania and Georgia. Learn more
UN Women Ukraine delivers humanitarian aid to those most in need in eastern Ukraine
UN Women Ukraine has reprogrammed its activities to reach women and men who are most in need of essential items not available in the territories experiencing the fiercest attacks in eastern Ukraine. Learn more
I am Generation Equality: Assemgul Temirkhanova, Kazakhstani golden grappling champion
I am Generation Equality because gender equality means for me equal rights and opportunities for women and men and freedom from prejudice and gender stereotypes. Learn more
Rapid Gender Analysis of Ukraine
New UN Women and CARE report highlights disproportionate impact of the war on women and minorities Learn more
In Moldova, UN Women Executive Director commits to advancing the empowerment and resilience of Moldovan and refugee women
ED Bahous visited the Republic of Moldova to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment as a key partner to advance gender equality and women’s leadership in the country. Learn more
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.

In Focus: the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

This year, the 2022 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, UN's key platform for policy debate, exchange of good practices and peer learning on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region, is taking place between 6 - 7 April 2022 in a hybrid format under the "Building Back Better from COVID-19" theme.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Speech: Women’s involvement is both a right and an opportunity for better outcomes

Remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, at the UN Security Council briefing on the maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine. More ►