UN Women Arab States
Crushed Voices : Amani Al-Derbi's Story
This is not just a story of War, but a story of Love. This is not merely a tale of Despair, but a narrative of Hope. This is simply a story of Eternity, the story of Amani—a story never imagined would end. Learn more
Intensified military operations will bring increased death and despair for Rafah’s 700,000 women and girls
New UN Women survey data from Rafah highlights the depth of physical and mental despair, with 93% of women interviewed feeling unsafe... Learn more
Six months into the war on Gaza, over 10,000 women have been killed, among them an estimated 6,000 mothers, leaving 19,000 children orphaned
More than one million Palestinian women and girls in Gaza have almost no access to food or safe water, with disease growing amidst inhumane living conditions. Learn more
“We need real action”—Palestinian women speak of hope and resilience amid the horrors of war in Gaza
Three Palestinian women speak about how the war in Gaza has impacted women’s lives, amid an unfolding famine and calls for an immediate ceasefire. Learn more
Action for Leadership: How Nokia achieves greater business success by investing in women
In an interview with UN Women, Rima Manna, Head of Middle East Market Unit at Nokia, touched on Nokia’s ambition to become a force that uses technology to advance society’s welfare. Learn more
People cross the road in front of a commercial shop destroyed by bombardment in the historic Azzawieh Market in Gaza City.
Facts and figures: Women and girls during the war in Gaza

Following the 7 October 2023 brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, and the ensuing Israeli military bombardment of Gaza, UN Women has worked to analyse the differentiated impact on women, men, boys, and girls, to ensure adequate responses to their needs.

CSW68 (2024)

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.

ED Statement - Gaza
Gender alert: The gendered impact of the crisis in Gaza

This document provides an overview of the situation in Gaza and articulates UN Women’s work as part of its six-month multisectoral response to the crisis.

In-focus: The conflict in Gaza
In-focus: The conflict in Gaza

Following the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel and the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza in response, UN Women has worked to analyse the differentiated impact on women, men, boys, and girls, to ensure adequate responses to their needs.

New UN Women Executive Board Bureau 2023 elected

The rotational Presidency of the Executive Board during 2023 is held by the Eastern European Group and is represented by H.E. Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.

Featured publications

Gender alert: Scarcity and fear: A gender analysis of the impact of the war in Gaza on vital services essential to women’s and girls’ health, safety, and dignity – Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

This new alert is the latest in this series, and it focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, which are integral to women’s health, dignity, safety, and privacy. More

Gendered realities in displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq

This briefing note provides the headline findings and recommendations from three country studies of the gendered realities of displacement for Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. More

Gaza Crisis Appeal

We have started an emergency fund raising to support UN Women's projects for the benefit of women, girls and their families. Please donate today to protect and support women and their families in the Gaza crisis.