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Empowering Women Through Digital Skills: UN Women-Nokia Partnership kicks off with information sessions for Nokia volunteers in Jordan and Argentina
This partnership includes access to tailored digital skills trainings for vulnerable women in Jordan and Argentina, as part of programme implementation in eight countries. Learn more
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
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: Voices of strength: Contributions of Palestinian women-led organizations to the humanitarian response in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

This new alert is the latest in this series, and it focuses on the work of Women-Led Organizations (WLOs). It details the findings of a UN Women assessment of 25 Palestinian women-led organizations operating in Gaza and the West Bank. More

Brochure of the 12th Edition of the Women's Film Week

The 12th Women's Film Week featured movies and documentaries, highlighting the universality of women’s rights and showcasing powerful stories of resilience, innovation and leadership. 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.