UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Arab States

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Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect
In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. More

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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. More

  • 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. More

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    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. More


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Together, let's end violence against women and girls

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Arab States have seen a spike in reports of violence against women & girls.