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.
Every day, through our actions, and in the way we lead, talk, question and act, we challenge norms, transform habits, change laws, take action and inspire others to create a world without gender-based discrimination. We are Generation Equality rising.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women. More
Popular football players from the Western Balkans and Turkey speak out against toxic masculinity and violence against women.
UN Agencies in Albania strongly condemn the criminal offence and stand by all survivors of sexual violence
The sexual abuse of a teenage girl in Albania is a further case in an escalation of sexual violence against women and girls. In Albania, our studies show that 50% of women and girls have experienced one form of violence in their lifetime. More