SHAML project launched
UN Women Palestine, in partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development, held a virtual ceremony to launch SHAML project, aimed at “Enhancing the Protection and Reintegration of Furthest Left Behind Groups of Women and Girls Victims and Survivors of Violence in Palestine”. Learn more
In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response
UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. Learn more
Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen COVID-19 response
As measures around the world attempt to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, social impact of outbreak is hitting women hard. Learn more
Women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage in 2020. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Together, we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for economic justice and rights for all; bodily autonomy, sexual and reproductive health and rights; and feminist action for climate justice. We want technology and innovation for gender equality; and feminist leadership. More
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
From the continued momentum of the #MeToo movement to numerous new laws on violence against women to the first world leader taking maternity leave, this timeline is a selection of some of the noteworthy moments for women’s rights and gender equality from around the world this year. More
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
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
- In the words of Jafra Nasser: “Working and raising my kids on my own in Gaza was arduous, but doing so under bombardment is indescribable”
- In the words of Salwa Iskafi: “We are in constant fear of being forced out of our home”
- In the word of Natalie Abushahla: 'I have lived through many wars in Gaza, but this time around I am a mother of three'
- UN Women concerned by the continuing violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and its disproportionate impact on women and Children
For this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, people around the world mobilized, marched, spoke out and stood up to end violence against women and girls.