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Women are expected to keep their mouths shut here in Somalia. But not any more

I really do not care whether men are interested in our stories or not. They are already well provided for by hundreds of other Somali media outlets if their only interest is politics and the endless,…  


Women in Syria challenge gender stereotypes and take on climate action

Around the world, electricity is taken for granted. Light, heating, and communication are available at the flick of a switch or the push of a button. It powers devices that make daily living such as…  


Somalia’s first all-women media team puts women journalists in control of the news agenda

Somalia’s first-ever all-women media unit launches today, providing a space where women media professionals can work with real decision-making authority and free from harassment.  


Unleashing the Power of Women in Climate Action: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow

Across the world, women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters, and conflicts, and yet they remain largely ignored in developing solutions and their capabilities are often…  


Statement on International Women’s Day - 8 March 2022

The world wants an end to the tremendous human suffering in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians displaced by the conflict.  


Naila, Rasha and Anu beat all the odds

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to three Iraqi women on their journey to rebuild their lives after the ISIL conflict. This is what they had to say.  


Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow in the Arab region

In the Arab region, climate change presents one of the most important threats to the future of development. It has already emerged as a key driver of socio-economic vulnerability, gender inequality…  


UNDP-4YFN Women Innovators Programme in the Arab States

The Women Innovators Programme (WIP) is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States and Four Years From Now (4YFN), the start-up platform of the global…  


Legal aid is a lifeline to domestic violence victims: Alaa steps up to get a fresh start in life

In a small beauty salon, Alaa, a 49-year-old woman from Gaza starts her day by making sure that everything is on point before opening hours — hair dryers in place, towels clean, make up organized and…  


The art of self expression: Supporting Somali women to tell their own stories

UNDP is working with the Somali Arts Foundation to combine women’s poetry, photography and filmmaking in powerful online and offline exhibitions  

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