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.
A glossary outlining the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms.
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.
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.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Arab States have seen a spike in reports of violence against women & girls.