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

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


Act For Equal
Act for Equal

#ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual. More

  • Generation Equality Rising

    Generation Equality Rising

    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. 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

  • 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

Secretary-General appoints Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women
Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Executive Director of UN Women. More

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Changing gender roles in Albania

Actors, journalists, comedians and bloggers in Albania used irony to raise awareness and put a spotlight on issues women and girls face every day such as discrimination, domestic abuse, sexual harassment, unpaid work, gender stereotypes and more.

UN Agencies in Albania strongly condemn the criminal offence and stand by all survivors of sexual violence
Statement of the United Nations County Team in Albania
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