UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


In focus: UN Women inaugurates it's first 'Oasis for Women and Girls' in the Azraq Refugee Camp

Under UN Women's Humanitarian Action programme, implementing donors inaugurate UN Women's first ‘Oasis for Women and Girls’ in the Azraq refugee camp - the Oasis centre is designed to provide livelihoods opportunities, protection and civic engagement services to refugee women. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

  • Women's footprint in history

    Interactive timeline: Women’s Footprint in History

    Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Explore a selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More

  • Step It Up Highlight

    World leaders commit to gender equality

    Ninety world leaders have made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at, and since, a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” More

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Livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugee women in Jordan

UN Women provides secure livelihood opportunities to vulnerable Syrian refugee women via cash for work that graduates into work permit employment opportunities or microbusinesses in camp settings. This initiative is generously funded by the Governments of Australia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, and Japan.

Video credits: UN Women/ Christopher Herwig

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Empowering women in Za'atari refugee camp

UN Women's cash-for-work programme for Syrian women refugees produces 1,000 baby kits per year which are distributed to newborns and their mothers in the Za'atari refugee camp. This initiative is generously funded by the Government of Japan.

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Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality