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Gender and Wars in Gaza Untangled
Past Gaza wars provide valuable lessons on gender specific needs and vulnerabilities which should guide the humanitarian response to the current crisis in Gaza, according to a new analysis by UN Women. Photo: Women’s Affairs Centre-Gaza/ Samar Abu Alouf Learn more
Generation Equality Forum concludes in Paris
The Generation Equality Forum Paris concluded today with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments and launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. Learn more
All I want is for my children to survive this war
Jafra Nasser used to live with her daughter and son in Gaza. After losing her home in the recent bombardment, she was forced to flee with her children to a nearby town. Photo: Mohammad Lubbad/OCHA Learn more
'If beaten women remain silent, they would endure more violence'
After enduring nine years of violence, Mona decides to get a divorce and start a new life.  Learn more
Generation Equality Forum Paris 2021
In Focus: Generation Equality Forum in Paris

The Generation Equality Forum in Paris constituted a landmark moment to accelerate progress on gender equality. Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and civil society, the Forum brought together governments, feminist leaders, youth and change makers from every sector, to announce trailblazing gender equality investments, programmes and policies. It marked the beginning of a five-year action journey led by six Action Coalitions and a Compact on Women, Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action.

A glossary of terms to know

A glossary outlining the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms

Commitments to action: Generation Equality Action Coalitions drive change

Hear directly from some of our inspiring Generation Equality Action Coalition and Compact leaders on why their organizations are making commitments, and what they are looking forward to. 

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What does gender equality look like? Artists around the world share their vision

We asked artists globally to visualize what gender equality means to them. We received more than 1000 inspirational submissions from creative advocates all over the world, each with its own vision of a gender equal future. Get inspired by some of our top picks and learn why these artists joined us to #ActForEqual.

Her Story
Jana Mustafa. Photo: UN Women/Eunjin Jeong

Jana Mustafa is a former employee of a local NGO and a survivor of violence. She believes that disability should not stop anyone from starting over.