Gender equality

© UNICEF/Mary Gelman | A Brazilian student working on a robot in Rio de Janeiro

Women and adolescent girls as key actors in climate action!  How do we ensure that women and adolescent girls get the opportunity to use their insights and experiences from the local context to take a lead in climate action?  How do we ensure that women are placed solidly at the centre of climate action?  How …

Women and Adolescent Girls as Key Actors in Climate Action Read More »

UN Women/Carlos Ngeleka. A woman sells food at a market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The annual UN Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) meets in March each year to address the widespread inequalities, violence and discrimination women continue to face, all around the world. Here is a brief five-point guide to this high-profile UN event.

Young women entrepreneurs are participating in initiatives to address structural barriers to their economic empowerment. Photo: UNDP Angola/Cynthia R Matonhodze In 2020, COVID-19 pushed an additional 23 millions of Africans into extreme poverty. Job losses are widespread. In Gabon, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, over 80 percent of households reported loss of income in the same year. On the …

African countries lead the way on gender-responsive development financing Read More »

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