Interview: UN Women Regional Director Susanne Mikhail reiterates an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, emphasizing security and safety for humanitarian aid delivery

In an interview with Al Qahera News Channel on Thursday 4 April 2024, Susanne Mikhail, the Regional Director of the UN Women for the Arab States, calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip according to the UN Security Council resolution 2728 (2024). She emphasizes the need for unrestricted humanitarian access to ensure the delivery of essential aid, including food, water, fuel, and health supplies, particularly for women and girls in Gaza.

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Performance and Talent Management for SME Growth

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022

Hosted by UN Women and NAMA, Mrs. Hafsa Qadeer, CEO and Founder of @iminclusive, the MENA's leading HR Tech platform for hiring people of Determination along with Mrs. Saira Sayed, Director of Business Opportunities, guided women entrepreneurs on best practices in talent onboarding, management and retention. 
During this inclusive session, sign language live interpretation was provided to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to attend and learn. 

In this 90-…

How to get started with Gender Responsive Procurement

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Globally women-owned businesses only access 1% of procurement opportunities, and one of the goals of the FPI programme is to help women access more opportunities in the UAE. Therefore, UN Women is facilitating training to procurement practitioners in the business community to get to know more about the Gender Responsive Procurement #GRP and what it makes business sense. 

In this 60-minute session we have looked at:

1. Why Gender Responsive Procurement matters and why it…

The National Conference on Women’s Paths in the Modernization Visions

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Jordan, entering its second centennial, is undergoing a wide range of political, economic and public sector modernization which started in June 2021 with the establishment of the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System.

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Women’s Empowerment, with UN Women and the Politics and Society Institute, organized the National Conference on Women’s Paths in the Modernization Visions, presenting…

Content Planning 20.10.2022

Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Hosted by UN Women, Hanan Al Haifi, Digital Marketing Specialist, Shared her knowledge and guidance with women entrepreneurs on content repurposing and planning.

Topics covered: 

• How to create a monthly content plan for your small business 
• Creating content that attracts, engages, nurtures, and converts customers 
• Repurposing your content across all channels
• Implementing your content plan

Bahrain Global Award winners’ reflections

Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Winners of the inaugural HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment (2019) reflect on the impact of the Award on their work to advance women’s empowerment.

UN Women Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Date: Monday, 17 October 2022

Introduces the expected results and workstreams of the UN Women global Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

عرض النتائج المتوقعة ومسارات العمل الخاصة بالخطة الاستراتيجية العالمية لهيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة 2022-2025


Women in Peacebuilding, Lebanon

Date: Sunday, 25 September 2022

In Lebanon, women contribute to fulfilling peace in different ways. Ruba, Nada and Raneen, three women living in different areas of Lebanon, developed their peacebuilding skills through participating in several programmes and projects that UN Lebanon through UN Women and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) implemented in various regions across Lebanon, and today they are prominent peacebuilders in their communities. 

This video sheds light on Ruba who seeks peace through…

Pricing: How To Charge!

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022

Hosted by UN Women and NAMA Women, Sreela Sreenarayanan, a pricing professional with over 16 years of experience in finance, provided women entrepreneurs with insightful and practical techniques and strategies to understand the standard theories on pricing and margins, the psychology behind it, and market fit for products and/or services.
Topics covered:

• The theory of pricing
• The psychology behind pricing
• Understanding where you fit in a current…

How To Automate Your Business

Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022

The right adoption of digital tools can contribute significantly to ensuring efficiency, collaboration, and effectiveness in your operations and in turn, help your growth. In this session, we shed the light on the new tools, applications, and technologies that will help ease your business administration.

In this 90-minute session we looked at:

• Learning to recognize the “time drain”
• Identifying what needs automating
• Setting clear goals and success outcomes…

Life for Afghan women after 1 year of Taliban rule (Arabic subtitle)

Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

109 views Aug 15, 2022 1 year ago, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Every day since, life has become harder for Afghan women and girls as their rights and freedoms have been rolled back and their voices have been silenced.

These audio recordings shared with UN Women by Afghan women inside the country and out illustrate the harsh realities of the new situation they face. Their names have been changed to ensure their safety.

UN Women has been in Afghanistan for the last…

Awareness-raising Videos on Ending Violence against Women and Girls (Family)

Date: Monday, 8 August 2022

Limiting women and girls to certain roles in the public and private spheres is an indirect form of violence. Every girl has the right to choose her path in her life and make her dreams come true. Watch this video to learn how you can support your daughters!

This video is produced within the framework of "Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls" programme, implemented through the partnership between the National Council for Women and…

Enabling Entrepreneurial Leadership

Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

At the heart of a successful entrepreneurial journey are the strategies entrepreneurs use to manage themselves, others, and their ecosystem. To do that, an entrepreneur continuously walks a tight rope, balancing different tensions and opposing demands. Therefore, an entrepreneur needs to know her default thinking strategies and what works to maintain that balance through various circumstances. 

In this session, we explored five main areas of tension that every entrepreneur deals…

Awareness-raising Videos on Ending Violence against Women and Girls ( Cyber Violence)

Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

What you have just seen is a form of Cyber Violence!

Do you receive messages or calls that threaten you?

Are you worried and have no clue what to do or whom to approach for support?

Do you know that cyber violence is a crime that is punishable by law?

If you or someone you know is subjected to cyber violence and you do not know what to do, watch this video and learn more about protecting yourself and your right!
This video is produced within the…

Creating Investor Decks

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

If your business is looking for funding, you will need to create a presentation deck to show to potential investors. This deck will be your key tool for information sharing and showcasing the potential and vital information. You may be surprised at what they are looking for in an initial proposal, and it’s always a lot less than you think! 

In this 90-min session we will look at:

- What is an investor deck?
- Why your deck is the most important thing to have when…

Awareness-raising Videos on Ending Violence against Women and Girls (Coach)

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Many girls choose not to talk about incidents of violence that they were subjected to as a result of feeling guilty. Parents play a major role in ending all forms of violence that their children might face and in supporting their daughters during these incidents. Watch this video to learn how to act when they are subjected to violence or harassment!
This video is produced within the framework of "Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls" programme,…

“Between Two Seas” Public Screenings

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Check out the public screenings of "Between Two Seas". The movie is produced through a partnership between the National Council for Women and #UNWEgypt. The movie was released in 2019 as part of the entities' belief in the important role that cinema plays in changing negative perceptions towards women in different societies and was made possible through the generous support of the Government of Japan and USAID Egypt.
Since its release, the National Council for Women and UN…

The “Human Library” social experiment

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Do you know stories of positive male role models who believe in the important role that women play?
Checkout the “Human Library” social experiment to learn more about some of these positive role models and their stories and join #Because_I_am_a_man campaign by sharing your stories too!
The “Human Library” is a new social experiment implemented within the framework of the “Because I am a Man” campaign through the partnership between the National Council…

Empowering girls through football in Jordan: meet Soleen AlZoubi

Date: Sunday, 21 March 2021

Ms. Soleen AlZoubi, Head of Women's Football at the Jordan Football Association, shares her experience on how sports can support women and girls’ empowerment. This is part of a series of profiles of pioneering women in Jordan developed by Madrasati and UN Women to inspire younger generations in support of Jordan’s National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, generously funded by the Governments of the Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain, and United Kingdom.

"We can together - Time for Real Change" Compilation video

Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

This video shows a compilation of clips included in a series prepared to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other stressful circumstances, including the Beirut Port Explosion (August 4, 2020). It was developed under the UN Women project “We Can Together- Time for Real Change” implemented by CARE International in partnership with ABAAD and funded by the Government of Japan (April 2020- June 2021).

Violence against Children (Long version)

Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The video is part of a series prepared to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other stressful circumstances, including the Beirut Port Explosion (August 4, 2020). It provides an overview on violence against children, with the definition and types of child abuse explained. The video provides information on Article 27, of Law No. 422/2002 on the 'Protection of Children in Violation of the Law or Exposed to. Danger' which covers child protection measures. Article 27…