UN Women Arab States
“We need real action”—Palestinian women speak of hope and resilience amid the horrors of war in Gaza
Three Palestinian women speak about how the war in Gaza has impacted women’s lives, amid an unfolding famine and calls for an immediate ceasefire. Learn more
‘No food, no water, no tents’ – Women in Gaza fight for survival as famine looms
“Women in Gaza are superheroes,” said Rana Khalil, a project coordinator for the Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD), based in the West Bank. Learn more
Action for Leadership: How Nokia achieves greater business success by investing in women
In an interview with UN Women, Rima Manna, Head of Middle East Market Unit at Nokia, touched on Nokia’s ambition to become a force that uses technology to advance society’s welfare. Learn more
In the words of: Rafia el Abidi - Libya's first female judge and first female counsellor of the Libyan Supreme Court
In Benghazi, Libya, the story of Chancellor Rafia al-Abidi has become an icon of will and dedication in the service of justice and the promotion of the role of women in society. Learn more
UN Women in the Arab States redefines marketing and advertising for gender equality
The toolkit is aimed at advertising agencies and marketing departments within private sector companies in order to better capacitate marketing teams... Learn more
Highlights
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CSW68
CSW68 (2024)

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024. 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.

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International Women’s Day 2024: ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’

In a world facing multiple crises that are putting immense pressure on communities, achieving gender equality is more vital than ever. Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights across all aspects of life is the only way to secure prosperous and just economies, and a healthy planet for future generations.

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ED Statement - Gaza
Gender alert: The gendered impact of the crisis in Gaza

This document provides an overview of the situation in Gaza and articulates UN Women’s work as part of its six-month multisectoral response to the crisis.

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In-focus: The conflict in Gaza
In-focus: The conflict in Gaza

Following the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel and the Israeli Armed Forces’ strikes on Gaza in response, UN Women has worked to analyse the differentiated impact on women, men, boys, and girls, to ensure adequate responses to their needs.

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New UN Women Executive Board Bureau 2023 elected

The rotational Presidency of the Executive Board during 2023 is held by the Eastern European Group and is represented by H.E. Mr. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.

Featured publications

Gender alert: Scarcity and fear: A gender analysis of the impact of the war in Gaza on vital services essential to women’s and girls’ health, safety, and dignity – Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)

This new alert is the latest in this series, and it focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, which are integral to women’s health, dignity, safety, and privacy. More

Gendered realities in displacement: The status of Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq

This briefing note provides the headline findings and recommendations from three country studies of the gendered realities of displacement for Syrian refugee women in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. More

Gaza Crisis Appeal

We have started an emergency fund raising to support UN Women's projects for the benefit of women, girls and their families. Please donate today to protect and support women and their families in the Gaza crisis.