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Webinar: Launch of the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker in the Arab States

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

On 12 April, UN Women and UNDP will co-host a webinar to launch the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker in the Arab States. The webinar will introduce the Tracker, and illustrate how stakeholders including governments, CSOs, academia and others can use the data it contains to inform and advocate for gender-responsive COVID-19 responses.

Online CSW65 side event: Gender Justice and Equality before the Law

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Jordanian National Commission for Women, the Moroccan Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), with financial support from the Government of Japan, will host a regional online event titled “Gender Justice & Equality before The Law: Implications of inequality before the law for full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence against women” on March 23, 2021.

[Report Launch] Reflecting One Year Later: Lebanon’s Shadow Pandemic

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Since the first COVID-19 case was detected in in Lebanon in February 2020, the shadow pandemic of violence that has run parallel against women has yet to flatten its curve. Evidence across the country indicates that the risks have soared, along with call volumes on domestic violence hotlines, with strong indications of increased prevalence and severity.

Comic and cartoon competition
GENERATION EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!

Monday, January 18, 2021

UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. Submission deadline: 14 March 2021.

International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Monday, November 9, 2020

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

Webinar: Introduction to the Gender Innovation Agora

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

To commemorate International Youth Day (August 12), UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) will organize a webinar to introduce the Gender Innovation Agora (GIA), a consultative forum and dialogue platform for young people in the Arab States, established by UN Women in 2018.

Online briefing: The Unheard Voices of the Lockdown

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) is hosting an online briefing to present the preliminary results of two rapid assessments conducted to document the impacts of COVID-19 on gender equality and violence against women in the Arab States region.

Call for youth-led organization applications for Generation Equality Action Coalitions leadership

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The call for youth-led organizations to apply for leadership positions in the six  Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions  has been re-opened. UN Women would like to ensure a strong intergenerational focus of the Action Coalitions and place the needs of adolescent girls and young women at the center of the Action Coalitions. The Action Coalitions are global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring together Member States, International Organizations, United...

COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Impact on women's economic empowerment and policy responses

Monday, July 6, 2020

UN Women, UNDP and OECD will host a webinar on Wednesday 8 July to take a closer look at governments’ investments in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will discuss the role of the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) as supporters of, and beneficiaries from, an economic recovery process that is gender-responsive. The event will be attended by policymakers, CSOs and private sector representatives to discuss and contribute ideas for future gender-responsive policy.

Announcement of the Global Leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalitions to accelerate gender equality

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Leaders from Member States, civil society, women’s rights organizations, international organizations, UN agencies, philanthropic entities, youth-led organizations, and the private sector come together to deliver game-changing results for women and girls.

Online regional dialogue: Women’s Leadership in the context of COVID-19 in the Arab States Region

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Arab Women Parliamentarians' Network for Equality (Ra’edat) will host a regional Dialogue on women’s leadership in the Arab states region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity inclusion: Women with Disabilities and Migrant Women Workers amidst Covid-19 in the Arab States region

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States in partnership with the Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD), the Arab Forum of Women with Disabilities (AFOWD) and the Cross-Regional Centre for Refugees and Migrants (CRCRM) will host an online dialogue focused on the inclusion of women with disabilities and women migrants workers in national response and recovery planning on COVID-19, on Monday 15 June from 10:00 to 12:00 Cairo time (GMT+2). Registration for the event is free of charge and can be completed here. Only registered participants will be able to access the online discussion.

Meeting of African Ministers in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs on “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a Gendered Framework

Monday, May 11, 2020

UN Women and the African Union in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) hosted the inaugural meeting of African Ministers for Gender and Women’s Affairs, on 12 May 2020 under the theme “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a Gendered Framework.”

CSW 64 Advisory

Monday, March 2, 2020

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the UN Secretary-General has suggested to the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that Member States consider amending the format and conduct of the session. Options could include holding a scaled-down, shortened session with the participation of New York-based delegations only, or postponing the session to a later date.

In lead up to Generation Equality Forum, Action Coalition themes announced

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Today, UN Women, together with feminists across the world, and the Governments of Mexico and France, announced the Action Coalition themes for the Generation Equality Forum to be held in Mexico City and Paris this year.

International Women’s Day 2020 theme— "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2020 is, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

High-Level Conference on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the Arab States

Sunday, November 17, 2019

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), UN Women, the League of Arab States, and the Arab Women Organization will hold a “High-Level Conference on Progress Made in the Implementation of Beijing after Twenty-Five Years” on 28 November 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

UN Women announces Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

UN Women is pleased to announce the “Beijing+25 Youth Task Force”, comprising of 30 young leaders from different youth-led and youth-serving organizations, with diverse areas of expertise and from all regions of the world.

The Generation Equality Forum – Save the date!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Generation Equality Forum is a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City, Mexico, on 7-8 May 2020 and culminate in Paris, France, on 7-10 July 2020.

The Tunis Forum on Gender Equality

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Women, youth, champions of gender equality from all corners of the world gather in Tunis to take stock of progress made on women’s rights, leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This will be the first of many global meetings leading up to the year 2020, calling for actions to accelerate progress and protect the hard-won gains of women’s rights.

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