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Empowering local women influencers to address sexual & gender-based violence

In response to the worrisome rise of SGBV cases during the COVID-19 crises, the Tripoli Bar Association (TBA), with support from UNDP and UN Women established a hotline offering free legal aid…  


Regional Launch of UNDP-UN Women COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker:

Twenty Arab countries have adopted 108 policy response measures that effectively address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, according to the COVID-19 Global Gender Response…  


Arab States Launch of the UNDP & UN Women COVID-19 Response Global Gender Tracker

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau of Arab…  


Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women

Women, on average, still make up only 24 percent of members among 225 COVID-19 task forces examined across 137 countries, as shown by the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker tool that analyzes…  


UNDP launches Gender and Crisis Engagement Facility

New initiative launched on International Women’s Day to support stronger leadership role for women in crisis contexts  


Newly constructed school in Diyala reduces overcrowding

For the young girls of Baqubah, the capital city of Diyala in Iraq, they now have a new campus to learn, write, read and have fun.  


Thana Faroq, Documentarian and Photographer

I want Yemen’s women to no longer be afraid to be themselves - to access more opportunities, to speak up without being told otherwise.  


Arwa, Young Leader

I want to be a role model for other women and inspire positive change within my office. I want to serve my beloved country as we overcome the current crisis, and in its post-crisis recovery.  


Women and Men: United for Action Against Mines

For the first time, there are 10 women among the 60 trainees on Non-Technical Survey (NTS) of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs). With these vital new skills, trainees will be able to provide…  


Dalia, Challenger

I consider it a challenge because it challenges my destiny for not only me, but for my family too.  

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