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

Girls bridge the digital gender gap in Central America

Nearly 3,000 girls and youth across Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are using technology and innovative strategies to achieve gender equality in male-dominated fields. ...more

Women in Mali demand equal role in Peace Accords

Before and after reaching a peace agreement in June, women leaders have been pressuring decision-makers for 50-50 representation in all bodies involved in its implementation. ...more

Cash-for-work programme empowers Syrian refugees

More than 5,000 Syrian women and girls visit ‘Oases’ safe spaces in the Za’atari camp per month, and several hundred have independently earned incomes through UN Women’s work programme in Jordan. ...more

Rural Peruvian women spur local dairy industry

Cross-posted from UN Women With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, an association of rural indigenous women cheese and yogurt producers is growing, boosting incomes and economic independence. ...more

Gender Equity: It's Good For Lasting Peace

In a world where extremists place the subordination of women at the centre of their ideology and war tactics, the international community and the UN should place gender equality at the heart of its peace and security interventions....more

Women’s Situation Rooms boost peaceful voting in Africa

Cross-posted from UN Women It’s 28 March 2015—Election Day in Nigeria—and scores of youth incident reporters are working around the clock to record complaints, observations and queries about violence against women, fielding calls from across the country received at a toll–free line . The constant hum of ringing phones and the rising rhythm of voices crescendos around this special room, known as the Women’s Situation Room. ...more

Senegalese rural women strive for the sustainable use of sea resources

UN Women and WFP introduce modern processing technologies to support women in Kafountine committed to repurposing and adding value to fresh fish that would otherwise go to waste. ...more