Since February 24, more than 600,000 Ukrainians, a vast majority of whom are women and girls, have fled their homes and sought refuge in neighboring countries. At least 160,000 people have been internally displaced across Ukraine amid frigid winter temperatures. These numbers are expected to increase significantly within the current context, which will reverse the important progress made on gender equality and women’s rights in Ukraine as well as in neighboring countries.
Naheed Farid was among many women leaders who left Afghanistan, fearing for their lives, as the Taliban took over in August 2021. Farid spoke at the UN recently, calling for international support to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and to safeguard women’s rights.
On the opening day of the UN General Assembly, global superstars BTS spread a message of hope for the future. "We thought the world has stopped, but it continues to move forward. Every choice we make is the beginning of change."
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The Individual Giving Manager will be responsible for helping UN Women USA and its chapters implement and grow the Individual Giving program with a focus on acquisition and retention of one-off and recurring donors.
We can't let the COVID-19 pandemic reverse the hard-won gains for women's rights. Generation Equality is pushing back against the push-back.
UN Women celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020! Learn more about the book, "Thank You, United Nations", by clicking "Read More".
UN Women USA held its Annual Meeting on 22 October 2020 by zoom. The main feature was a pre-recorded interview with Ms. Shoko Ishikawa, Country Representative of UN Women Bangladesh by Mary Luke, board member.
During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. But they are also hit harder by the health, economic and social impacts of the outbreak. Paying attention to women’s needs and leadership will strengthen the #COVID19 response.
UN Women is a voice for all women during this crisis, including health care workers, care providers, refugees, and the displaced.