In Focus

The following are special compilations of news, speeches, feature stories, videos and social media content focused around special events and topics.

In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

As front-line responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the COVID19 pandemic. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. Read more» 



In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Marked annually from 25 November to 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is a campaign that serves as a time to raise awareness of and increase momentum towards ending violence against women and girls worldwide. Read more about our 2020 campaign»




In Focus: International Women’s Day

Marked annually on the 8th March, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Read more about our 2021 campaign»