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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The League of Arab States (LAS), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) will host a regional online event titled “Working Together to End Violence Against Women in the Arab States Region” on March 25, 2021.
Monday, March 8, 2021
A One-Stop Centre in Ramallah has been pressed into service as medium-term safe accommoda-tion, a quarantine centre, and more, to ensure women have somewhere to escape violence at home throughout the pandemic and lockdown.
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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
In the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis, food prices in Lebanon have soared and become unaffordable for many. Caught in the crosshairs of multiple crises and at the mercy of an oppressive Kafala ‘sponsorship’ system, many migrant domestic workers in the country have found themselves in an impossible situation.
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.
Monday, November 30, 2020
In a statement for World AIDS Day, 1 December, UN Women highlights the need to accelerate action towards gender equality, ending violence, supporting leadership and the full enjoyment of their human rights for all young women and girls, especially those affected by both coronavirus and HIV
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The provision of mental health and reintegration support services for women in detention is critical to ensuring their rehabilitation. A joint programme by UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF in Palestine is supporting such interventions in a manner that empowers women and make them able to cope with new challenges -such as the COVID-19 crisis- in constructive and positive ways. In addition to receiving psychosocial support, female inmates like Nada are learning new crafts such as mosaic, embroidery...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Elderly people have been identified as one of the most vulnerable groups to the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping them safe has become both a priority and a challenge for governments around the world. In times where health systems are overstretched and healthcare workers are overwhelmed, Rim Al Khalif, a Syrian refugee, is improving her skills to care for elderly patients in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
One of UN Women’s partner on the ground, the Restart Center, is providing treatment, psychosocial support and distributing medicine to the most vulnerable.
Friday, October 2, 2020
Nadia Al Obaydien, 45, struggled with severe health problems for six years and, as of this year, became a cancer survivor. Determined to set out on a new journey and eager to learn new skills, Al Obaydien enrolled as a poly-agriculture trainee in the Oasis center run by the Ministry of Social Development and UN Women in Tafilah with the support of the European Union...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Koura in the north of Lebanon, she has been working at the Social Services Medical Center for the elderly in Tripoli for 11 years. As part of her work, Layal provides nursing care for patients and manages employees at the Centre. The COVID-19 crisis has made her work more challenging than ever, and following the deadly Beirut port explosion, new COVID-19 infections are reaching record highs in the country. By the end of September, over 36,000 people have been infected and at least 347 have died from the virus.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
In light of the unprecedented global crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Jordan adopted an increased set of measures to prevent and respond to the health crisis, which included extended lockdowns and restriction of movement. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, women like Siham Al Qatameen and Nadia Ahmad Al-Obaydien have been working to inspire their local communities to become resilient, assist the most vulnerable and unite in the face of the pandemic.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the 21st century and has brought devastating economic and social impacts to our planet. Needless to say, COVID-19 proves to be more than just a health issue. While it continues to increasingly steal the lives of our loved ones, its negative impact on the world’s economy is persistent.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an active group of civil society organizations (CSOs) working on gender equality and women’s empowerment across the Arab States, has come together to discuss the challenges facing women during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to plan how to inform response and recovery efforts in the region.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Due to shortages in COVID-19 testing kits, coupled with an already paralyzed health sector, the authorities in Gaza have designated quarantine centres for those returning from abroad to avoid a major outbreak in one of the world’s most densely populated areas. The situation is particularly difficult for cancer patients, like Marwa, returning from treatment in Israel and in need of specialized medical help, as their weakened immune systems leave them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
To better understand the implications of the pandemic and to assess its effects on gender equality and violence against women, UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) conducted a web-survey in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen focused on gender roles, and attitudes and practices related to gender equality and violence against women. A total of 16,462 respondents took part in the survey.
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.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
With generous support from the Government of Japan, UN Women will implement programmes aimed at supporting women and girls impacted by COVID-19 in the Arab States region.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Following the declaration of a state of emergency in Morocco due to COVID-19, rural women are struggling to maintain their cooperatives.
Monday, July 6, 2020
Despite the unprecedented challenges, Iraqi women are playing vital roles in the country’s COVID-19 response, serving as leaders, health and social workers, and responders to domestic and gender-based violence.