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UN Women echoes the Secretary-General's call on the relevant authorities for a transparent and independent investigation into the killing of Ms. Abu Akleh. Those responsible must be held accountable. UN Women will continue its work in support of female journalists and women human rights defenders, amplifying their voices, and working to end impunity for violence against them.
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Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe, has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that online games can help young people to address gender issues.
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The overall objective of this CFP is to support and empower women-led civil society in promoting women’s role in peacebuilding efforts on all levels of the political process in Syria.
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Roy Sayegh, 29, is a Lebanese psychotherapist working to help people heal from both past and present trauma through therapy. After the 2020 Beirut Port explosion, he joined the Lebanese NGO Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence and worked with them to provide psychosocial support and therapy to women affected by the Lebanese Civil War, in partnership with UN Women.
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The growing reach of the Internet, the rapid spread of mobile information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the wide diffusion of social media have presented new opportunities and enabled various efforts to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). However, they are also being used as tools to inflict harm and to perpetrate VAWG.
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Anisa Bek Derna, also known as Nissa Bek, is a 24-year-old media personality and climate advocate, founder of Project Mulan, a youth-led initiative that aims to spread awareness and support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Libya.
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Face aux enjeux environnementaux et sociaux, les entrepreneur.e.s sont de nos jours de plus en plus engagé.e.s dans la recherche de solutions au changement climatique.
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Faced with environmental and social issues, entrepreneurs today are increasingly committed to developing climate change solutions. 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.
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Many women peace activists around the world have been putting themselves on the front lines, pushing for the protection and empowerment of women and girls in conflict-affected areas.
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The deadline to apply for the Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment has been extended to 31st May 2022. Organized by UN Women in partnership with the Supreme Council for Women of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Award recognizes the work of governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and individual champions towards empowering women and girls worldwide.
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During the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2022, UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), organised a session on “The role of media and advertising to promote women’s economic empowerment in the Arab States.”
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Accelerating women’s access to economic opportunities and promoting gender equality are critical to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5 and 8, namely “achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls” and “promoting decent work and economic growth for all,” respectively.
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The Women Empowerment Department, in collaboration with the Arab Women Organisation, organised a two-day conference on 3-4 February to discuss the legal frameworks for female survivors of violence in Arab countries affected by armed conflicts and war.
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UN Women Lebanon is seeking partner organizations to work on supporting women’s economic empowerment to allow women living in Lebanon and their families to access emergency livelihoods, whilst experiencing less period poverty and food insecurity.
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Asmaa Emam, a 25-year-old divorced woman with two children, is one of the beneficiaries of the National Women’s Citizenship Initiative "Your ID, Your Rights”. Asmaa lives with her mother in the village of Qalamshah, Fayoum Governorate.
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Hosted from 15 to 17 March 2022, the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD), is the primary regional mechanism for the follow up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Arab States region. The event is organized annually by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in collaboration with the League of Arab States, UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States, and other regional UN entities.
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UN Women, in partnership with the governments of Jordan and Finland, recently tackled the essential topic of gender, climate, and security in a global side event marking the Sixty-Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66).
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Mosaad participated in the pilot phase of the family camps on “Gender Transformative Parenting” organized in partnership by the National Council for Women and UN Women Egypt, in collaboration with WellSpring Egypt in Cairo, Minya, Damietta, Alexandria, from October to December 2021, with the participation of around 120 Egyptian families.
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Gender inequality and the environmental crisis are the two greatest sustainable development challenges of our time. Climate change and COVID-19 have worsened existing inequalities world wide.
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To mark the International Women’s Day (IWD), Palestine Exchange (PEX), in partnership with UN Women, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Palestinian Capital Market Authority (PCMA), organized the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” virtual ceremony for the fourth time in Palestine, within the IWD theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, with a high level and wide range participation of national stakeholders.