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07 Sep 2017 description
Experts in water, sanitation and hygiene, engineers, medical, logistics, nutrition, child and social protection are coordinating their efforts in light of the impact of Hurricane Irma.
26 May 2017 description
The programme will ensure the gender dimension of risk is understood and assessed and women’s capacity to prevent, prepare for and recover from natural hazards in a changing climate is strengthened.
25 Nov 2016 description
report UN Women
Urging governments and international actors to back up agreed international commitments, this year’s “Orange the World” initiative will focus on raising money to end violence against women and girls.
29 Feb 2016 description
report UN Women
Initial indications that women are the majority of those infected with Zika virus are a stark reminder that disease epidemics tend to intensify vulnerabilities among already-marginalized and at-risk populations.
12 Oct 2015 description
report UN Women
A historic review on resolution 1325 has been released at a moment when the rising violent extremism places the subordination of women at the centre of the ideology and war tactics.
30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Women
There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of sexual and domestic violence against women survivors since the earthquake. Humanitarian actors try to help the traumatized women.
28 Aug 2014 description
Women account for between 55 and 60 per cent of Ebola related deaths, with the rate of infection being a lot higher than men. This is mainly attributed to the role of women as caregivers, nurses and cross-border traders.
11 Jun 2014 description
UN Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, a blueprint for promoting gender-sensitive approaches to the design and delivery of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence.
28 Apr 2014 description
report UN Women
New report sets out to identify what are the particular challenges for female refugees in the Kurdistan region of Iraq through a statistically relevant survey of camp and non-camp refugees.
06 Nov 2012 description
report UN Women
“This occupation is the cruelest one that the Malian people have had to undergo, nowadays women are deprived of all liberties and even the choice of a husband is dictated to them by the occupying forces,” says a displaced woman* living in Bamako and originally from Timbuktu – a city occupied...
21 Sep 2012 description
report UN Women
“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh,” sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 Peace Huts of Weala, a town in Margibi County in Liberia. Spread across the West African country long -affected by a deadly civil war, the huts are a safe...
13 Jun 2012 description
report UN Women
An online platform that helps to design programmes against gender-based violence continues to expand its scope – and its users. The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls(VKC) has now launched a new campaigning module. The Centre is a unique global knowledge initiative...
12 May 2012 description
Kabul, 12 May 2012 The Government of Afghanistan and NATO should ensure that protections for women and girls are a central component of transition and post-transition security frameworks for Afghanistan, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UN Women and the United Nations...
01 Feb 2012 description
Brussels, the European Commission, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the launch of a multi-country initiative to enhance women’s participation in peace-building and post-conflict...
25 Aug 2011 description
report UN Women
Women represent almost 28 percent of Afghanistan’s National Parliament, 9 percent higher than the world’s average of women in parliament. To further the participation of women in decision-making processes, the Afghanistan National Parliament has committed to establishing a resource centre for...
14 Jul 2011 description
report UN Women
On 9 July 2011 the world witnessed the birth of a nation — South Sudan, Africa’s 54th country. In an interview with UN Women, South Sudan’s Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare Agnes Lasuba weighs in on the country’s independence and what it means for women. What does South...
06 May 2011 description
report UN Women
Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable, UN Headquarters, New York, on 4 May 2011. Ladies and Gentlemen, This year may well mark the beginning of the ‘fourth wave’ of democracy. As we...