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International Women's Day 2023
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 (IWD 2023) is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67)... Learn more
In Focus: CSW67 (2023)
The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 6 to 17 March 2023. 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. Learn more
Breaking discriminatory practices in Palestine through environmental sustainability
Rawan Rajab is making a significant impact in her community through her environmentally conscious business “Blue Stone”. 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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In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

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.

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.

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