• Push Forward Act Now to End Violence Against Women and Girls

    Push Forward Act Now to End Violence Against Women and Girls

    Five years ago, the global #MeToo movement brought new urgency and visibility to the extent of violence against women and girls. Millions of survivors came forward to share their experience. They forced the world to recognize a reality that shames every one of us. Their courage and voice led...
  • Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, new UNODC and UN Women report on femicide shows

    Women and girls are more at risk to be killed at home, UNODC, UN Women report

    New York, USA: A new study by UNODC and UN Women shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by someone in their own family in 2021. The report comes ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and is...
  • Driving Change To Building Sustainable Health Systems

    Driving Change To Building Sustainable Health Systems

    This interview is a part of Ananke's special spotlight edition celebrating The Fred Hollows Foundation's 30 years of change making. You can check out the magazine here.    Tell us about yourself and how did your love for international development and community service begin? What was your inspiration? Well,...
  • Violent Conflicts Worsen conditions for Women, Peace and Security

    Violent Conflicts Worsen conditions for Women, Peace and Security

    (New York, USA): Against a backdrop of increasing violent conflicts and reversal of generational gains in women’s rights, the women, peace and security agenda is farther from achieving its goals than ever before, as the latest UN Secretary-General report shows. The report points out that the sharp deterioration in peace and...
  • Building Equal, Inclusive Digital Societies

    Building Equal, Inclusive Digital Societies

    Click here to check out the original web-story at the Generation Equality Forum website.   September 29th, 2022: On 21 September, the Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation for Gender Equalitymarked the 77th United Nations General Assembly with a high-level event to inspire a global multi-sector mobilization to shape...
  • In the Name of Mahsa

    In the Name of Mahsa

    In recent days Iran has seen deep public unrest, with demonstrations and protests taking place in some 80 cities, triggered by the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, who was detained by authorities in Tehran on 13 September and died, while in custody, three days later. UN Women stands with...
  • New UN policy brief shows the devasting impacts of the Ukraine war on women and girls

    New UN policy brief shows the devasting impacts of the Ukraine war on women and girls

    (New York, USA): A new UN policy paper published as the Security Council meets on Ukraine, reveals how the war and its global impacts on food, energy and finance are affecting women and girls disproportionately both inside Ukraine and globally. From the school-aged girls who are at risk of being...
  • Dubai Cares Vision for Global Education Takes Centerstage at 77th UNGA

    Dubai Cares Vision for Global Education Takes Centerstage at 77th UNGA

    September 20th, 2022 (Dubai, UAE): Continuing its global advocacy efforts for a transformed education ecosystem, Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, unveiled the “Rewiring Education for People and Planet” report at the Transforming Education Summit (TES) in collaboration with...
  • Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the UN in new report

    Achieving full gender equality is still centuries away, warns the UN in new report

    September 6th, 2022, (New York, USA): At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality, the Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022 shows. Global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, violent conflict,...
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