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Most read blogs of 2021

From the climate crisis to the digital divide and women’s empowerment, we’re taking a look back at another unprecedented year.  


For lasting impact, we need both domestic violence laws and changing mindsets

In Nepal, the idea that women are inferior to men is deeply embedded in many societies. This influences how domestic violence is handled, and we need both laws and changing mindsets to tackle the…  


Cyberviolence disempowers women and girls and threatens their fundamental rights

As the first major pandemic of the social media age, COVID-19 has also intensified the prevalence of online and technology-facilitated violence.  


A digital generation where every girl counts

While the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also heightened the risks of women and girls of being left behind.  


Cross-sector cooperation for transformative change in gender equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the regional conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality, which gathered 196 participants, including gender champions, policy makers, and…  


Violence against women politicians: an unacceptable cost of gender equality

Despite progress in politics, resistance to making parity between women and men in politics and decision-making is a reality. Women running for political office defy social norms and are often…  


Connecting girls to a bright future in ICT

Massive job losses could be offset by the “jobs of tomorrow.” But are those jobs for everyone? They are if we can make improve the pathways for girls.  


Embracing equality in a digital era in Central Asia

On the International day of Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), prominent women from five Central Asian countries gather to discuss the link between disparities and gender…  


Women make the way

What do these women have in common? They're all leaders in some way, spanning a wide variety of careers and countries and being role models for those women who will come after.  


Gender equality in COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Socio-economic impact assessments, undertaken by UN agencies to support governments in the Europe and Central Asia region, show that the pandemic has had a profound and disproportional impact on women…  

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