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Three couples in Lebanon are reshaping patriarchal roles at home

From cities to rural communities and camp settings, families in Lebanon are reshaping traditional patriarchal roles and advocating for gender equality. 

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Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Supported by Justice Services in the West Bank

Survivors and victims of violence are more knowledgeable and aware of multi-sectoral quality gender-based violence services as well as ensuring access and quality of these services.

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“It is important to have women with disabilities in sport so that they support one another”

Hamda Al Hosani is an Emirati sprinter with more than 17 Special Olympic medals to her name. Since 2003, she has participated in multiple competitions in Syria, Egypt, USA, Tunisia, Greece, Jordan, Kuwait, and India.

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International Women’s Day 2022

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world.

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International Women's Day 2021. Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.
International Women's Day 2021

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the gaps that remain. Learn more about the Generation Equality Forum, meet the activists, and get inspired by stories of women leaders we admire.

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A glossary of terms to know

A glossary outlining the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms.

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In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response.

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Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future
Generation Equality

The “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future” campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life.