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From where I stand: “The absence of violence is not the end of war”
Roy Sayegh, a Lebanese psychotherapist working to help people heal from both past and present trauma through therapy. Learn more
Key actors discuss roadmap to address online violence against women
The growing reach of the Internet and the wide diffusion of social media have enabled various efforts to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). However, they are also being used as tools to inflict harm. Learn more
Gender equality in the workplace starts with a job ad
Our new campaign aims to sensitise companies to the use of gender-inclusive language. And this starts with a job advertisement. Learn more
Three Tunisian women committed to the environment
Amongst these actors, many women are leading eco-feminist movements, and implementing sustainable and innovative projects to create a positive social and environmental impact in their communities. Learn more
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Gender equality in the workplace starts with a job ad
Gender equality in the workplace starts with a job ad

Work doesn’t have a gender, so why should job advertisements speak only to men? Our new campaign aims to sensitise companies to the use of gender-inclusive language. And this starts with a job advertisement. It is the first impression a company makes on future employees. So why not make it a good one? One to remember. And one that counts.

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Because I am a man Campaign
Because I am a man campaign

Because I am a man is an advocacy and behavioral change campaign which calls on men to become more active in caregiving, childcare, domestic work, prevention of violence against women and girls, and broader promotion of gender equality. The campaign has a distinct focus on fatherhood as an entry point to engage men in social change to end discrimination against women and girls.

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Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine (Work4Women)

Economic security is critical to women’s overall well-being and contributes to educational attainment, health, agency, family stability, and community engagement. To achieve economic empowerment, efforts to expand the scale, type and quality of job opportunities are necessary, as well as facilitating conducive policies and legislations, and ensuring compatibility with family life in terms of maternity, child and elderly care provisions and facilities. It is against this background that UN Women and ILO have developed a multi-country programme to promote decent employment opportunities for women in Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine by addressing the structural causes of inequalities that women face in the region.

Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

‘Meticulously constructed policies of inequality’ – Afghanistan one year on

Statement on Afghanistan by Sima Bahous, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, 15 August 2022. — In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the situation of Afghan women and girls... More