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Blogs 23 May 2022

How can women’s leadership reduce risks and build resilience?

We asked resilience practitioners, women leaders, gender champions, and experts from around the world why diverse leadership is so important to their work

News 22 May 2022

7th Global Platform for DRR official statement by Ms. Sima Bahous, Executive Director of UN Women

News 17 May 2022

Women in rural Bangladesh pay more for rising cost of climate disasters

News 16 May 2022

A new kind of drought insurance for women in Kenya’s arid rangelands

Blogs 10 May 2022

Leading from the frontline in Vanuatu

Women's leadership in disaster resilience

News 3 May 2022

Women, low earners ‘prone to disaster-linked depression’

People living in communities affected by disasters in Sub-Saharan Africa are more likely to experience depression, with women, black Africans and low earners most susceptible, analysis suggests.

News 1 May 2022

How drought is shifting gender dynamics in northeast Syria

News 13 April 2022

Floods in South Africa: protecting people must include a focus on women and girls

When disastrous events like floods are combined with social inequities, their effects are much greater.

News 10 April 2022

Mumbai heatwave leaves fewer fish in the sea for women sellers

News 25 March 2022

UN Commission on the Status of Women reaffirms women's and girls’ leadership as key to address climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction for all

News 25 March 2022

Speech: agreement on action for a just, safe and sustainable planet

Closing remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous to the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 25 March 2022

News 22 March 2022

Integrating protective, gender-transformative and inclusive approaches into anticipatory action: snapshots from Nepal

News 17 March 2022

Leaders call for collective action, elevating marginalized voices and women in decision making roles beyond COVID-19

During the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), UN Women hosted a side event entitled “Beyond COVID-19: Advancing gender responsive policies on climate, care and jobs for a sustainable and equal future”.

News 17 March 2022

UN Women Executive Director re-ignites ambition for Generation Equality by sharing her bold vision for the future at CSW66

On 16 March, at a high-level dialogue against the backdrop of the 66th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous gathered with Action Coalition Leaders and global Generation Equality actors to ref

News 17 March 2022

Women need to be leaders in addressing climate change challenges, say leaders in Asia and the Pacific

News 17 March 2022

African women to play key roles in mitigating impacts of climate change

News 15 March 2022

The climate crisis is a human rights crisis and a women’s rights crisis, UN chief says

News 15 March 2022

Amplifying the voices of women: Towards a gender-responsive midterm review of the Sendai Framework