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In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

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

  • Generation Equality Forum

    Announcement: Generation Equality Forum postponed

    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

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  • brief violencia

    Prevención de la violencia contra las mujeres frente a COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe

    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.

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HeForShe

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Women on the frontlines of COVID-19

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

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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 ►

Strategic note of the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean 2019 - 2020
This document contains the six strategic priorities of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, for the period 2019-2021.