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: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

Impacting one in three women worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates lives, causes untold pain and incurs high economic costs. Yet, robust funding for efforts to end this violence remains woefully insufficient. For the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November to 10 December, Orange the World and mobilize resources to end this global pandemic. More

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    Niswa: Breaking Stereotypes

    UN Women released the second issue of Niswa - a regional magazine that covers gender equality developments and the work of UN Women in the Arab States Region.  More

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    In focus: Women leading climate action

    As world leaders attend COP 22, we highlight the importance of an inclusive environment, which puts gender equality, voice and agency of women at the centre of climate management and investments. More

  • Step It Up Highlight

    A call to governments

    "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality" is a new UN Women initiative urging governments to make national commitments to ensure women and girls can reach their full potential by 2030. More

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    Beijing+20: Regional reviews

    In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, representatives from Member States and civil society are hosting regional reviews to assess progress and challenges in implementing this landmark blueprint for women’s rights. More

Her Story
Raja Shahwan

Raja Shahwan, an active member of the Women Local Committees in Gaza, tells us about her involvement and role in support of the women of her community, as well as her future ambitions.

Featured video
What if we switched roles: a social experiment

For International Women’s Day, UN Women conducted a social experiment that engaged 20 young men and women from 7 Arab countries and asked them to answer from the perspective of the other gender as they see it. Questions covered issues like violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political participation as well as general social attitudes. 

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DAM featuring AMAL MURKUS - If I Could Go Back In Time

An exclusive collaboration between the renowned and critically acclaimed Palestinian hip-hop band DAM and UN Women,the music video highlights the injustice and burden of honour killing and call on youth to mobilize to combat all forms of violence against women.