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Press release: Italy and UN Women Partner to Support Vulnerable Women during the COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Government of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and UN Women signed a EUR 1 million agreement to promote the resilience and empowerment of vulnerable women in Jordan during the COVID-19 response and recovery. The two-year contribution will support the expansion of the ‘Oasis’ model, which provides a holistic package of services and has already proved effective in reaching out to the most vulnerable communities. The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by the Italian Ambassador, H.E. Fabio Cassese, the Head of AICS Amman, Dr. Michele Morana, and the UN Women Officer in Charge, Ms. Aisha Mukhtar.

Press release: Japan supports UN Women’s recovery efforts in Lebanon

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 786,909 to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Lebanon to support women’s protection and economic recovery from the impact of the Lebanon’s economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Beirut Port explosion.

Press release: Regional Launch of UNDP-UN Women COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker:

Monday, April 12, 2021

In the Arab States region, the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker jointly published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) recorded a total of 317 COVID-19 policy response measures in all 22 Arab countries, out of which 108 measures adopted by 20 countries effectively addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls.

Press release: Virtual launch of the SHAML project in Palestine

Thursday, April 8, 2021

UN Women Palestine, in partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development, held a virtual ceremony today, Wednesday 7 April 2021, to launch SHAML project, aimed at “Enhancing the Protection and Reintegration of Furthest Left Behind Groups of Women and Girls Victims and Survivors of Violence in Palestine”.

Press Release: UN’s largest gathering on women’s rights delivers robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), as the countdown for the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico (29 - 31 March) begins.

Jordan convenes a regional dialogue on Women, Peace and Security at the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW), in collaboration with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Women’s Empowerment (IMC), UN Women, and the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, organized a regional event on Women, Peace, and Security at the margins of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights.

Arab States join global intergovernmental meeting on gender equality and women’s empowerment

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Representatives from Arab States governments, civil society organizations and UN entities are joining the ongoing session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the main global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The meeting follows a preparatory meeting in which Arab States countries agreed on a common regional position ahead of the global gathering.

Press release: UN Women trains more than 100 women on conflict management and prevention

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Over one hundred women across three mediation networks in Lebanon are prepared and working to address community tensions and conflicts, supported by UN Women through its project, “Fostering Stabilization and Social Cohesion in Lebanon through Women’s Engagement in Conflict Prevention and Management.”

The United Nations Celebrates Women Leaders of Change in Lebanon on International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon Monday, March 8, 2021 (United Nations) – On March 8, International Women’s Day, the United Nations honors women who are on the frontline of their fight against COVID-19. Today, on International Women’s Day, the UN pays tribute to the countless women in Lebanon, striving in their communities to combat the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, its health, economic and social effects on the country. While trying to mitigate the effects of this deadly pandemic,...

Press release: New UN Women publication outlines successful modalities for Arab women to participate meaningfully in peace talks

Monday, March 8, 2021

To support women’s access to male-dominated formal peace talks in the Arab States region, UN Women and the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) at the University of Edinburgh set out modalities that women peacemakers can follow to ensure they have their rightful seat at the table.

Communiqué de presse : Pour mieux reconstruire et mettre fin à la violence basée sur le genre, ONU Femmes et le PNUD, avec le soutien du gouvernement du Canada, lancent le programme «Lutter contre la violence basée sur le genre (VBG) post-COVID 19 en Tunisie»

Friday, March 5, 2021

ONU Femmes et le PNUD lancent ce 8 mars 2021, le programme « Lutter contre la violence basée sur le genre (VBG) post-COVID 19 en Tunisie », financé par le Gouvernement du Canada. Ce programme, qui s’étale sur deux ans, sera mis en œuvre dans le but de mettre fin à la violence basée sur le genre, en particulier la marginalisation socioéconomique exacerbée par les retombées socio-économiques de la pandémie COVID-19 et les mesures de confinement qui lui avaient été associées.

Press release: ONU Femmes en Tunisie lance « Parce que je suis un homme » appelant à lutter contre les inégalités de genre pendant la COVID-19 et après

Friday, February 12, 2021

Non seulement la COVID-19 a eu des effets dévastateurs sur les plans sanitaires, économique et sociales en Tunisie, mais a aussi exacerbé la violence et l’inégalité de genre ainsi que la précarité et paupérisation des femmes et des filles, tout en augmentant leurs tâches domestiques.

Press release: The United Nations in Lebanon supports women’s participation in Beirut’s Port Explosion response and recovery process

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Beirut Port explosions on 4 August 2020 created significant immediate humanitarian needs and severe long-term consequences. A rapid gender assessment of the Beirut Port Explosion recommended, among other things, increasing the meaningful participation of women and marginalized groups in the decision-making for the design, implementation, management and evaluation of national and international response and recovery efforts.

Press release: WFP and UN Women join forces to foster Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Palestine

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed an agreement to better support the State of Palestine to accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment in line with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Press release: ITP Media Group and international media outlets partner with UN Women to advance women’s empowerment

Sunday, January 24, 2021

ITP Media Group (ITP), one of the largest media companies in the Middle East with a portfolio of more than 80 media brands, has joined UN Women’s Media Compact, a global partnership established in 2016 to advance women’s empowerment.

Press release: The Regional Health Alliance: A partnership towards achieving Health For All By All

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Despite remarkable gains in health over the past few decades, the world is not on track to achieve the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and people, especially the most marginalized, are being left behind. The COVID-19 pandemic is setting progress back even further.

Press release: Young women should be at the core of efforts to rebuild inclusive and lasting peace in Libya, according to UN Women and UNFPA

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Tunis , 25 October 2020. As talks are underway to reach a political solution to Libya’s war and coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR1325), UN Women and UNFPA have highlighted the myriad obstacles facing young women in Libya and calls for their economic and political empowerment so they can contribute to their country’s future.   Libya continues to struggle with political and economic turmoil...

Press release: Arab states shed light on violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, December 7, 2020

Governments, civil society organizations, media, private sector, youth representatives and UN agencies in the Arab states region came together for an online dialogue to review the regional response to violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press release: New UN Women report puts forth policy agenda to advance the care economy in the Arab States

Monday, December 7, 2020

While women’s rights have advanced over the past decades, women continue to play a disproportionate role in the care economy across the Arab States, performing on average 4.7 times more unpaid care work than men – the highest female-to-male ratio anywhere in the world, according to UN Women’s new flagship report, “Progress of Women in the Arab States 2020: The role of the care economy in promoting gender equality” published today.

Press release: Women’s organizations confirm surge of domestic violence during COVID-19 in the Arab States

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Since its spread in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a global emergency with multiple dimensions. Beyond the health repercussions of the coronavirus, a “shadow pandemic” of violence against women and girls (VAWG) has emerged across the world, as women are confined at home with their abuser.

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