Activists in Senegal take part in a 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Every year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign (25 November — 10 December) inspires people around the world to learn, reflect, and take action to end violence against women. This year, the global campaign marks its 30th year.

“The first campaign was in 1991,” remembers Charlotte…

Progress towards gender equality is looking bleak. But it doesn’t need to.

A new global analysis of progress on gender equality and women’s rights shows women and girls remain disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling with disproportionately high job and livelihood losses, education disruptions and…

Illustration: Taylor McManus

Feminism means many different things to many people but what every feminist has in common is a belief in, and commitment to, equality. Generation Equality is uniting feminists and activists from different parts of the world, with different races, religions, ages, socioeconomic status, sexualities and gender expressions, to #ActforEqual.


Women leaders of today are tenacious and diverse. They are mobilizing the global climate movement, pushing for social protections, addressing the COVID-19 crisis, and dismantling systemic racial discrimination. Around the world, women leaders improve lives and inspire a better future for all.

Yet, equality is still far off, and progress…

UN Women

UN Women is the United Nations entity for #genderequality and women's empowerment.

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