In Focus: Orange the World, #HearMeToo

This year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) is “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. #HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action—many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. More

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    International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)

    UN Women released the findings of the Palestine Report of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey in the Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) study on 19 February 2018. More

  • CSW62

    The 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (12 – 23 March) will focus on the theme, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”. Learn more about rural women’s lives, their priorities and accomplishments in our editorial package. More

  • International Women's Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Join us to celebrate the activists working to claim women’s rights everywhere and to empower women in all settings, rural and urban. Get news, live webcasts, stories and interactive experiences here. More

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    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

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IMAGES Launch in Palestine

A groundbreaking report on men and gender equality was recently released in Palestine. The event served as a platform for the launch of the global initiative HeForShe and the regional campaign "Because I am a man". 

Her Story
For Reem El-Dabbagh, from Gaza, there’s no better sector for women than ICTs, with its limitless potential for growth. She is currently developing a web application which will provide comprehensive online services for survivors of gender-based violence. 
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Urban and ICT actors transforming women's lives - IWD 2018

UN Women, in collaboration with ENABEL Palestine, UN Habitat, and University College of Applied Sciences (Gaza), organized an International Women's Day 2018 event in Gaza which focused on the importance of ICT and digitalization sectors in creating economic opportunities for women.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality