Women climb ranks in police forces across Africa

Cross-posted from UN Women At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform. ...more

Psychosocial counselling helps earthquake survivors in Nepal overcome trauma

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Combating human trafficking in Albania

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Helping women amid devastation in Fiji

“A day in the life of…”, a new editorial series, provides a glimpse into the daily work and challenges that UN Women staff face in the field. ...more

Advocacy and laws confront trafficking across the Middle East

A three-year anti-trafficking programme supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is boosting legal enforcement against the crime in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. ...more

To walk the streets of Quezon City without fear of violence against women

Through the Safe City Metro Manila programme, Quezon City will improve data collection and lead the way with local legislation on sexual harassment against women in public spaces. ...more

Asia-Pacific makes strides in implementing CEDAW

On Human Rights Day, a spotlight on regional programmes to end discrimination and ensure women’s human rights in Southeast Asia. ...more

Let's Eliminate Violence Against Women #OrangetheWorld

Find out what leaders around the world are doing to take a stand for women....more

Yemeni women call for their inclusion in peace efforts

When the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, briefed the UN Security Council on 23 October, he outlined the specific impact the civil conflict is having on women and mentioned UN Women’s efforts in the region. He also presented a letter prepared by Yemeni women, in which they call for an end to the violence and the inclusion of women voices in all peace efforts. ...more

Through education, youth act to prevent violence against women

After taking part in the third of a series of training-of-trainers workshops, 45 youth leaders from the girl guiding movement prepare to lead prevention activities back home. ...more