Gender and COVID-19 in the Arab States
UN Women Regional Director a.i. for the Arab States Moez Doraid calls on policymakers, the private sector and civil society to make gender-responsive support to women a priority, and guarantee women’s equal voice in deciding how best to tackle COVID-19. 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
Generation Equality Forum
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society–centred, multi-stakeholder, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. It will kick off in Mexico City, Mexico (7–8 May 2020), and culminate in Paris, France (7–10 July 2020). 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
Ana Zalameh (I am a man) is a song by Bashar Murad, a Palestinian singer-songwriter. The song was produced under UN Women’s “Men and Women for Gender Equality Regional Programme” supported by Sweden.
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.