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There is no excuse for sexual violence. There are no blurred lines when it comes to consent. The definition is clear: unwo.men/OqWA50Jv4lr
Women are excluded from decision-making when it matters most. Our joint report with @UNDP on Government Responses to #COVID19 shows why we need stronger women's representation and leadership during emergencies and beyond: unwo.men/sWFC50JFyuy #GenderTracker #GenderEquality
War puts women and girls at an increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence, especially those forced to flee. UN Women is bolstering protection and gender-based violence services, in partnership with local civil society and women’s organisations. #Ukraine
To be able to exercise their #HumanRights and make essential decisions, women need to be able to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children and to have access to information, education, and services. unwo.men/BsOL50JHcfO unwo.men/kx5w50JHcfN
UN Women stands with all #LGBTIQ+ people to promote their rights, and celebrates their diversity, courage and resilience. #Pride
When legal access to abortion is restricted women are forced to resort to less safe methods, too often with disastrous results.   We remain steadfast in our determination to ensure that the rights of women & girls are fully observed.   Our statement. unwo.men/vhas50JGTR3
Crisis preparedness is critical. New data from UN Women and @UNDP reveals why we need long-term investments in women’s rights to protect against crisis. Find out about government actions to boost #GenderEquality during COVID-19: unwo.men/x0Eq50JFCrR #GenderTracker
Under the #GenerationEquality Action Coalitions, #Norway has committed to: -Place women and girls at the centre of climate decision making -Take collective action to realize universal access to #SRHR, quality care and services. @NorwayUN @NorwayMFA #FundingGenderEquality
On International #WidowsDay, we honour human rights defenders like Rosalina Tuyuc. She helped found the National Association of Guatemalan Widows (CONAVIGUA), which is now a leading national human rights organisation.
Hear from our Deputy Executive Director @regner_asa, Minister @elenabonetti and many more in this @CNN piece on gender equal recovery. twitter.com/CNN/status/153…
COVID-19 is threatening a rollback of women's rights. A new report by UN Women and @UNDP identifies key priorities for centering gender in a crisis. Here are five lessons we can’t afford to ignore 👇 #GenderTrackerr unwo.men/xXUl50JG09vm
What were the key enablers of gender-responsive government action during COVID-19? Find out in this NEW report by UN Women and @UNDP: unwo.men/2vS850JFyIC #GenderTracker #GenderEquality
On International #WidowsDay, 23 June, take a look at some of the issues affecting widows around the world and what must be done to safeguard and advance their rights. unwo.men/9xi150JsqfH
On International #WidowsDay, we recognize the millions of widows around the world and call for social and economic reforms that address their rights. Our statement: unwo.men/jK3G50JF8nc
Today our Executive Board and @unwomenchief discussed the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. We are committed to preventing this within UN Women and to making a substantial contribution to the UN's overall work to do better in this area.
Girls of today become the leaders of tomorrow! 🎨 Art: Jessica Quispe, PeruT
Devastated by the news from Afghanistan. Our hearts are with those who lost their lives, and all affected. @UN_Women is ready to support humanitarian response. twitter.com/unwomenafghan/…
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You can still sign up! Thursday 23 June: Panel discussion on Government Responses to COVID-19 and Lessons on Gender Equality Join UN Women and @UNDP for a discussion with policymakers and civil society activists. ⏰ 8-9:30am ET Register: unwo.men/T6gn50JCwgh #GenderTracker
The UN Women Strategic Plan 2022-2025 is a bold plan of action to accelerate the advancement of #GenderEquality and achieve our vision of a gender-equal world. Learn more: unwo.men/KO9w50JCWZe
During the #COVID19 pandemic, women have been more likely than men to leave the labour market to take up family responsibilities. New report on the lingering gendered consequences of COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific 👉unwo.men/JWru50JCYel0 @ADB_HQQ@dfatt#WomenCountTwoYearsOnna
War is an opportunity for predators and human traffickers. Women and children need safety and support every step of the way. #Ukraine
Our Executive Board is meeting for their Annual Session. In her opening remarks @unwomenchief Sima Bahous emphasized that women & girls represent one of the most powerful solutions to crisis prevention and sustainable development. Remarks in full: unwo.men/W7pw50JE3L7
The COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate gender inequalities! Join our launch of a report and discussion organized in partnership with @ADB_HQ and Australian Aid 🗓 22 June, 10:00 -11:30 am (ICT) 📍 Register nowunwo.men/tBrp50Jzn9PbO #WomenCountTwoYearsOnONi
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The latest Gender Equality Attitudes Study is out now! This 20-country report examines gender-based stereotypes and attitudes towards gender. Published together with @un_stereotype. 👉Get the report (PDF):unwo.men/74Hl50JCUYVd #GEAStudy20222#GenderEqualityyF
⏰The Annual Session of our Executive Board is starting soon! Follow live on @UNWebTV from 10am ET, with opening remarks by @unwomenchief Sima Bahous. unwo.men/zC9250JCBYu
It's 2022 and no country in the world has achieved gender equality. We need urgent action NOW for a better world.
On #WorldRefugeeDay, meet Palestinian refugee Aida who teaches refugee women to transform their urban rooftops and gardens in Al Rashidieh Camp into sustainable ecosystems, enhancing livelihoods🌱�unwo.men/Z5LC50JC4BKql
These illustrations for #WorldRefugeeDay were created by @ValentiUr, a refugee from #Ukraine. They depict the dreams of 3 young refugee women from #Afghanistan, #Syria and #Ukraine who all want to go home, be reunited with their families and finish their studies. #WithRefugees
The world has witnessed a shocking deterioration of the global security climate. Women & girls are experiencing significant consequences, including their displacement and an intensified risk of sexual violence. #WorldRefugeeDay statement by @unwomenchief: unwo.men/Jrbp50JC0Su
As a female government official working in advocacy for women's and girls' equal rights, Ariet has faced negative attitudes from the community. That won't stop her from speaking out. Find out more about Ariet👇 #SDG55#WorldRefugeeDayy unwo.men/262c50JAs3gP
In addition to experiencing displacement and lack of security, refugee women are often exposed to sexual violence and at a risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation. Policies that ensure their safety and protection are vital to guarantee their rights. #WorldRefugeeDay
Happy birthday to our Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman! 🎂 Thank you for standing with us for an equal world and a better future.V
Today, on #WorldRefugeeDay, and every day, we stand #WithRefugees. Their voices must be heard. Their lives must be accounted. Their rights must be respected. Their dignity must be protected.
Norway's Minister of Culture and Equality @Trettebergstuen has highlighted the importance of women’s role in the fight against the climate crisis and how a gender perspective is needed to ensure global sustainability. #FundingGenderEquality
Thanks to all the feminist Dads. #FathersDay
As a result of the war in #Ukraine women and minorities face immense hardship when it comes to health, safety, and access to food. The health, rights and dignity of women and girls must be safeguarded. This includes the right to give birth safely and to live free from violence.
"The violence against women and girls that denies a woman’s agency cannot be neglected as something unimportant." -Larysa Denysenko, journalist, attorney and human rights activist Continue reading: unwo.men/5bN450JAU4O #EndRapeInWar
The stigma attached to rape costs survivors their lives. Humanitarian actors must have a survivor-centered approach to #EndRapeInWar throughout conflict prevention, humanitarian response, peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts.
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On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we call for the full implementation of international human rights law that protects the rights of women and girls during and after conflicts. #EndRapeInWar
We thank @dfat for their continued support! Our new four-year Strategic Partnership Framework with Australia and the commitment of AU$31.2 million to core resources are vital to UN Women’s ability to support gender equality and women’s empowerment. #FundingGenderEquality
Hate speech has real consequences. Say #NoToHate: 💠 Make your social feeds a no hate zone. 💠 Fact-check. 💠 Challenge hate by sharing messages of tolerance. 💠 Support people targeted by hate speech. 💠 Report hate speech on social platforunwo.men/wFYT50JyBcObhgVpx
We remember Nelson Mandela, a great gender equality advocate & human rights defender, who passed away #OnThisDay in 2013. Today, we carry the torch & continue to work towards a more just world.
We will speak up until every woman and girl is free from all forms of discrimination and every person can enjoy their human rights. Are you with us?
In Kenya, we are working with partners to reach over 2,400 women with modern farming techniques to handle #drought in the region, a precursor for protecting food security, water security, and livelihoods. #DesertificationAndDroughtDay unwo.men/b0lc50JzJca
In my address to the #UNSC, I stressed that we need the international community, including regional organizations, to honour the commitments made for women & girls in conflict. The peace and security to which we all aspire, will only be possible when women play a central role.
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Whether you’re a feminist in the making, or have been in the fight for a long time, we are all united in our purpose: An equal future.
We thank @SwissDevCoop for being UN Women's 2nd largest donor to core resources. Core resources enable a flexible and agile organization, able to respond to most pressing needs for women and girls globally. #FundingGenderEquality
Many survivors who received support from @GlobalSpotlight programmes became mentors to help other women. In Uganda, Rose Mary became a volunteer #psychosocial support assistant to help women leave and recover from violent situations. bit.ly/3wXxFQy #WithHer @UNUganda
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Helena Vukovic, a veteran #trans activist and human rights defender from Serbia, demands justice and fairness for everyone – #LGBTIQ+ people included. #IStandWithHer – will you? #AllWomen #Pride @free_equal
Protect the rights of women and girls.
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