UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Arab States

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

Women, youth, champions of gender equality from all corners of the world gathered in Tunis to take stock of progress made on women’s rights, leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This was the first of many global meetings leading up to the year 2020, calling for actions to accelerate progress and protect the hard-won gains of women’s rights. More

  • International Women’s Day 2019 in the Arab States Region

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) this year,  “ Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change ” ,  puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind. From urban planning that focuses on community safety to e-learning platforms that take classrooms to women and girls,... More

  • The 2019 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development

    During the 2019 Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, UN Women, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, ESCWA and UNESCO convened a special session on the topic of Leaving No One Behind: Policy approaches to recognise intersectionality and promote inclusivity for women and girls with disabilities in sustainable development. More

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Into our own hands

Video animation focusing on the lives of Iraqi women affected by conflict. Produced by Libyan artist Asia Alfasi in partnership with UN Women.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality