Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!
Get inspired by activists who are making a difference, and find out how you can take action during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Learn more
20 Years of Women, Peace, Power
In the 20 years since its adoption, the women, peace and security agenda has catalyzed crucial advancements for women and girls around the world. This timeline showcases the major moments, from great successes to surprising setbacks. Learn more
Care in Latin America and the Caribbean During the COVID-19
This document highlights the impacts that the current health crisis is having on Care, highlighting some measures that are already being implemented within the framework of the response to COVID-19 in some countries in the region. Learn more
“Forgiveness is still very far from our reality”
Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez, a Guatemalan human rights activist, has never given up looking for truth and justice, since her father and husband were disappeared during the Guatemalan civil war. Learn more
As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. More
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, the number of people around the world affected by this disease continues to increase. In light of this crisis, the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed until the first half of 2021. The new dates will be announced in the coming months. More
Situación actual de los cuidados en América Latina y el Caribe, impactos generados por la crisis del COVID-19 y medidas de contingencia implementadas en los países de la región para hacer frente a la crisis.
Con el fin de orientar a los actores públicos, privados, de la sociedad civil y de la comunidad internacional, este documento recopila algunos datos preliminares sobre el impacto de la pandemia en la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas y ofrece estrategias, recomendaciones, y algunas prácticas prometedoras para prevenir y responder a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas frente a COVID-19.
This document indicates different impacts and a series of recommendations so that decision makers can integrate the gender perspective as the key for an effective response to COVID-19 that integrates the needs of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.
During crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, women make essential contributions as leaders and frontline responders. Millions of women in the health and social sector work tirelessly every day to care for all of us. Today, we thank you.
Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic
With 90 countries in lockdown and four billion people sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights another deadly danger growing in the shadows: violence against women and girls. More ►