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Life in Exile | Rebuilding Lives in Iraq

Monday, June 19, 2017

There are 3.3 million refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq. Many been brutalized by violence and denied access to safety and basic services. Newly displaced women and girls are often marginalized and stigmatized in camps. UN Women - with generous support from the Government of Japan - is working with partners to empower refugee and displaced women and girls through education, counseling and work opportunities. More

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Friday, April 7, 2017

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17 year-old Syrian refugee meets UN Secretary-General

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Zad Al Khair, a 17 year-old refugee living in Jordan's Za'atari camp, met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during his recent visit to the Middle East. More

The Refugee Women of Jordan's Za'atari Camp

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UN Women works in Za’atari refugee camp to support refugees to meet their daily needs, while also working to build confidence, empowerment and equality. This is done through the implementation of Za’atari’s largest female focused cash for work programme, with almost 200 women and men (80% women) engaged per day to deliver essential services to the Za’atari camp economy (e.g. the production of school uniforms and comprehensive maternal kits). In 2016 this will expand to close to 420 people... More

بدايات جديدة- اللاجئات السوريات في المنطقة العربية

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

دعمت حكومة اليابان لما يزيد عن العامين برنامج أقليمي لهيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة يعني بالتمكين الاقتصادي للاجئات السوريات والنساء المعيلات في المجتمعات المضيفة. حتي الآن، دعمت هيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة 10 مراكز تدريبية ومجتمعية في مخيمات اللاجئين وفي المجتمعات المضيفة في الأردن، لبنان، العراق ومصر واستفاد ما يقرب من 29500 أسرة من المشروع. More

What if we switched roles: a social experiment

Thursday, March 10, 2016

For International Women’s Day, UN Women conducted a social experiment that engaged 20 young men and women from 7 Arab countries and asked them to answer from the perspective of the other gender as they see it. Questions covered issues like violence against women and girls, women’s economic and political participation as well as general social attitudes. Follow the campaign at our Facebook and Twitter. More

#SpeakUp – PSA to End Violence Against Women - Domestic Violence. ماتسكتوش#

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

#SpeakUp – PSA to End Violence Against Women - Domestic Violence UN Women's Egypt Country Office, in collaboration with the National Council for Women, has produced a campaign on Ending Violence Against Women called “Mateskotoosh” (‘Speak Up’), which addresses domestic violence . Part two of the campaign highlights the need for everybody to come together to end violence against women (VAW). There is growing recognition for VAW as a serious, yet preventable problem, given the right community... More

#SpeakUp – PSA to End Violence Against Women- Sexual Harassment. ماتسكتوش#

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

#SpeakUp – PSA to End Violence Against Women - Domestic Violence UN Women's Egypt Country Office, in collaboration with the National Council for Women, has produced a campaign on Ending Violence Against Women called “Mateskotoosh” (‘Speak Up’), which addresses domestic violence . Part two of the campaign highlights the need for everybody to come together to end violence against women (VAW). There is growing recognition for VAW as a serious, yet preventable problem, given the right community... More

مريم نعوم- سجن النسا- حملة السكوت مش دايماً رضا

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

مريم نعوم، كاتبة السيناريو المصرية تنضم لحملة المكتب الأقليمي لهيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة وتتحدث عن التحرش والقيم المجتمعية التي تؤدي للسكوت عنه. الفيديو للمخرج تامر عيسي. لمعرفة المزيد، زر صفحتنا علي: https://www.facebook.com/unwomenarabic/ More

كندة علوش-حكاية فرح/ حملة السكوت مش دايماً رضا

Monday, November 30, 2015

النجمة كندة علوش تحكي حكاية فرح، مقتبسة من واقع اللاجئات السوريات. ينطلق الفيديو في إطار حملة المكتب الأقليمي لهيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة: السكوت مش دايماً رضا في سياق حملة الـ16 يوم الدولية لمجابهة العنف القائم علي النوع الإجتماعي. تعرف علي المزيد من صفحة هيئة الأمم المتحدة في الدول العربية: More

غالية بنعلي- كان يا ما كان- حملة الـسكوت مش دايماً رضا

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UN Women’s Regional Office for Arab States launches the “Silence is Not Acceptance” awareness campaign to address the culture of silence surrounding violence against women and girls, and the impact of social stigma on women survivors of violence. Ghalia Benali and Khaled Dagher, a Tunisian singer and an Egyptian Musician, respectively, have endorsed the campaign and volunteered to spread its message. The video is directed by Tamer Eissa. Learn more at UN Women’s Facebook... More

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

Friday, March 20, 2015

As a sign of appreciation for a lifetime of love, this Mother's Day thank Mom with one small gift: Give Mom back her name. Change your twitter profile picture to your mothers name and #MyMothersNameIs …. Let the world know she gave her all to raise you. For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule in public forums. Over time, her name becomes... More

UN Women Egypt: The Pyramids of Giza Lit Orange

Monday, January 5, 2015

In a spectacular scene, UN Women Egypt Country Office set the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza aglow in orange light on 10 December 2014 in solidarity with the mobilization to end violence against women and girls. From from 25 November to 10 December, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods." The colour of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign symbolizes a brighter future for all women and girls – one free of... More

Ulrike Lunacek: Women’s economic empowerment

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ulrike Lunacek, Vice President of the European Parliament, speaks about women’s economic empowerment at the Spring Forward for Women Conference, held from 5 to 6 November 2014 and organized by UN Women, the European Commission and the European Parliament. More

Women of Syria: An appeal for peace

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We represent a wide variety of women's and civil society organizations. We met in Geneva, over three days, under the sponsorship of UN Women, to unite our positions and issue a document that affirms our shared vision regarding the peace process for our country." Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13 January 2014 in... More

Mervat Tallawy: Challenging those who cite "culture" to oppress

Monday, September 8, 2014

Egyptian diplomat and politician Mervat Tallawy is the former Minister for Insurance and Social Affairs of Egypt and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). She spent six years involved in the drafting of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and was one of the 23 experts who monitored its implementation. Today she is President of the National Council for Women - Egypt. She challenges States and... More

One Woman (Arabic) - إمرأة واحدة

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Arabic version of UN Women's theme song "One Woman" debuted in Cairo, Egypt on International Women's Day 2014 (8 March). Produced by Maqam Productions/Saoud Allan Music Video Director: Ali Zaraket, Mazen Hashem Assistant Director: Lida Sharaf Director of Photography: Husam Hariri Assistant Director of Photography: Raissa Kanso Musical Arrangement: Charbel Rouhana Singers: Abir Nehme (Lebanon) Oum (Morocco) Macadi Nahhas (Jordan) Rasha Rizk (Syria) Reem Talhamy (Palestine) Boustan... More

Cairo Safe City Programme (Spanish)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The video clip is a short introduction to the Cairo Safe City Programme which aims to prevent and reduce sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in urban public spaces. More

نساء سوريا: دعوة للسلام

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"نحن نساء سوريات مدنيات، متنوعات في الانتماء من مختلف مناطق سوريا ومكوناتها. اجتمعنا لمدة ثلاثة أيام هنا في جنيف بدعم ورعاية هيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة، لتوحيد مواقفِنا ووضع رؤيتنا المشتركة اتجاه عملية السلام في بلدنا." اجتمعت حوالي 50 امرأة من داخل وخارج سوريا للدعوة للسلام وللفت أنظار العالم للمأساة القائمة في بلدهن وذلك خلال مؤتمر رعته هيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة في الفترة ما بين 12-13 كانون ثاني 2014 في جنيف. كما طالبن أن يكون لهن صوتاً مسموعاً في المفاوضات السياسية القائمة حول وطنهن وخصوصا... More

Egypt PSA: Put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways to blame her

Monday, December 9, 2013

UN Women's Egypt country office has produced a new public service announcement through its "Safe Cities: Free from Violence against Women and Girls" project to highlight threats and unwanted advances impact Egyptian women and girls. Aimed at raising awareness among both women and men, the PSA is filmed as a direct invitation to men and boys to put themselves in women's place and to stop blaming them for sexual harassment under that very slogan: "Put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways... More

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