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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Mona Al-Najmi, 34, is divorced and lives with her three children in the Maghazi Refugee Camp in central Gaza. The camp area is densely populated and lacks adequate infrastructure while its inhabitants face poverty and high unemployment rates.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
The extreme violence inflicted on her generated brief outrage on social media and will quickly be forgotten to everyone but her. The form of violence she was subjected to is so common and pervasive that it has become normal; an expected part of our everyday lives and news cycles—and for too many, part and parcel of being a woman.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
A rise in the number of reported cases of FGM in Egypt is seen as a promising sign that the country’s efforts to raise awareness is starting to work.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a sensitive topic seen as a private, family matter, which makes collecting accurate and comprehensive data a challenge for national statistical offices.
Monday, April 6, 2020
With 90 countries in lockdown and four billion people sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights another deadly danger growing in the shadows: Violence against women.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Through participatory theatre performances using acting and puppetry, women and men in Lebanon are speaking up to claim their rights, with some going on to become community mobilizers.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The One Stop Centre that was recently set up in Ramallah as part of a joint UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF programme, is one of a kind. The 24-hour facility provides various services that survivors of violence need—medical, legal aid, temporary shelter and police protection—all under one roof. Since April 2017, it has already served more than 400 women and juvenile survivors.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Maha Almuneef is a 53-year-old mother of three and a Board-certified physician living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia who established the National Family Safety Programme (NFSP), the first specialized institution to address the issue of domestic violence in the country.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
On World Refugee Day, UN Women launches the findings of new study on violence and a programme for Syrian women refugees who have fled to neighbouring Jordan. The programme aims to increase their access to comprehensive, life-saving protection including health, psychosocial and legal services