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Statement by UN Women on the situation in Afghanistan

August 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/8/statement-un-women-on-the-situation-in-afghanistan

In line with the statement by the UN Secretary-General, UN Women remains fully committed to support women and girls in Afghanistan. We will remain operational and engaged with our partners at this critical juncture for the country.

Take Five: “Young people are the leaders of the food systems transformation”

August 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/8/take-five-maryam-aleisa

Maryam Aleisa is the founder and Executive Director of Refood, a non-profit company dedicated to reducing and repurposing food waste in Kuwait.

Take five: “Investing in gender equality is not only fair, but smart and necessary in recovering fully and sustainably from the pandemic”

May 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/5/take-five-kate-hampton

Kate Hampton is CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). She also represents the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, working to develop catalytic actions and commitments to advance gender equality. Hampton’s action priority is leveraging the potential of self-managed care so that women and girls can take control of their own reproductive health and rights.

Together: Resisting, supporting, healing!

May 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/5/feature-compilation-voices-of--lgbtiq-activists

UN Women brings you the voices of eight LGBTIQ+ activists sharing their stories of resisting, supporting, and healing in honor of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Inspiring girls to know: Four stories to celebrate girls in ICT

April 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/4/compilation-stories-to-celebrate-girls-in-ict

On International Girls in ICT Day, 22 April, join us to celebrate girls in tech, support technology education and skills training, and encourage more girls and young women to pursue STEM careers. From creating open-source ventilators in Afghanistan to unifying and amplifying the voices of young activists in Chile, and working to end child marriage in Georgia, here are some girls and young women changemakers who inspire us.

Building a fairer, healthier world starts with investing in women and girls

April 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/4/compilation-investing-in-women-and-girls-for-a-fairer-healthier-world

On World Health Day, 7 April, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 and growing inequality.

Press release: Activism and commitments to accelerate gender equality mark conclusion of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City

March 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/3/press-release-generation-equality-forum-in-mexico-city-closes

The Generation Equality Forum Mexico concluded today with the unveiling of an Action Coalition blueprint and of new catalytic commitments for gender equality. These set the stage to pass the Forum’s torch to its next step in Paris on 30 June, which will be a major commitment-making moment.

Mexico joins Bolivia in efforts to stop violence against women in politics

March 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/3/feature-mexico-joins-bolivia-in-efforts-to-stop-violence-against-women-in-politics

Violence against women creates significant barriers for women aspiring for political office, says UN Women. It’s critical to reform and fully implement laws to prevent and stop violence against women in politics.

Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean commit to promoting actions to achieve substantive equality and parity democracy

March 2021

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/3/news-ministers-in-latin-america-and-caribbean-meet-ahead-of-csw65

The Declaration of the Ministers and High Authorities of the national mechanisms for the advancement of women represents the region's contribution to the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from March 15 to 26, 2021.