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Improving women’s safety in Mexico City

In Mexico City, nine in ten women have experienced violence in public transport. Through the “Mexico City Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls” programme, UN Women is promoting women’s safety, including through women-only buses.

From where I stand: Balla Mariko

In Mali, violence against women has reached a point that we couldn’t have imagined before. We are burying our sisters today, tomorrow it could be our daughters.

Photo essay: Made in Cambodia

Empowering women to exercise their rights to decent work, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system) is working closely with partners to ensure discrimination-free work environments in Cambodian factories.

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Improving women’s safety in Mexico City

In Mexico City, nine in ten women have experienced violence in public transport. Through the “Mexico City Safe City and Safe Public Spaces for women and girls” programme, UN Women is promoting women’s safety, including through women-only buses.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

From where I stand: Balla Mariko

In Mali, violence against women has reached a point that we couldn’t have imagined before. We are burying our sisters today, tomorrow it could be our daughters.

November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016

Photo essay: Made in Cambodia

Empowering women to exercise their rights to decent work, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system) is working closely with partners to ensure discrimination-free work environments in Cambodian factories.

November 28, 2016
November 28, 2016

Sarah’s Story: Improving essential services for survivors of violence against women and girls

Despite extensive commitment by women’s organizations, governments and other partners, many women and girls subjected to various forms of violence still lack access to essential services.

November 27, 2016
November 27, 2016

Advocacy and laws confront trafficking across the Arab States

A three-year anti-trafficking programme supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is boosting legal enforcement against the crime in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.

November 26, 2016
November 26, 2016

Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The Sustainable Development Goals include the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis.

November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016

Orange the World

Galvanising global attention and action to end violence against women and girls, led by UN Women under the 'Orange the World' umbrella, starting this week, a host of public events will draw attention to the pandemic that impacts one in three women worldwide.