UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. More

  • New Jersey’s first COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site opened on March 20, 2020, at Bergen Community College in Paramus. Photo: Edwin J. Torres for the New Jersey Governor’s Office

    In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

    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

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    Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

    In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are just ten ways you can make a difference. More

  • COVID-19: emerging gender data

    COVID-19: emerging gender data

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and is likely to heighten gender-based inequalities around the world. UN Women is working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. More

  • The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    Infographic: The shadow pandemic - violence against women and girls and COVID-19

    In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

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Op-ed: 25 years of women’s rights - the promise that we must keep
Michele Ribotta, UN Women Representative in Albania
25 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as much has been achieved, we are still far from realizing the promise made in Beijing. No country in the world has achieved gender equality, we see painfully slow progress or even worse, pushback. More