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May12
2021

Youths with diverse gender identities bullied up to three times more than peers, study finds

Transgender and other youths with diverse gender identities are victimized up to three times more than their peers, according to a new study.Readmore

May24
2021

Military Gender Advocate of the Year highlights ‘crucial gender dimensions’ in Darfur

The UN chief on Monday, commended an award-winning Kenyan peacekeeper for her gender-mainstreaming work while serving in the restive Darfur region of Sudan.Readmore

JUL11
2021

‘We are with you’: The South African care centres providing hope for survivors of sexual violence

In South Africa, a sexual offence is committed every ten minutes, and the number is rising, according to official police statistics...Readmore

Sep13
2021

Gender equality ‘champion’ Sima Sami Bahous to lead UN Women

Secretary-General António Guterres described Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan, as “a champion for women and girls”, announcing on Monday her appointment to lead...Readmore

Sep23
2021

Call to action: Prevent gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies

Top UN officials met in the margins of the 76th General Assembly on Thursday, with a strong call to action to stamp out gender-based violence (GBV)...Readmore

Sep28
2021

Somalia: ‘Sustained focus, investments’ needed to boost women’s political participation

Unresolved issues surrounding parliamentary quotas, and women’s participation in elections in Somalia were highlighted by UN Deputy...Readmore

OCT11
2021

First Person: Levelling the gender playing field in Jordan

Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality....Readmore

NOV24
2021

On International Day, UN chief says ‘violence against women is not inevitable’

In a virtual event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, commemorated annually on 25 November, UN Women chief Sima Bahous...Readmore

Feb 2
2021

In Ohio, open Senate seat sparks debate on gender, diversity

An open Senate seat in Ohio has set off a round of jockeying among ambitious Democrats and a spirited debate over...Readmore

Dec 6
2021

8 women and 8 men: Germany gets its first gender-equal cabinet.

For the first time in 16 years, Germany will be run by a man. But although Angela Merkel is handing over the chancellery to a male...Readmore

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