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Promoting gender equality through volunteering: a new interactive toolkit for policymakers

UNV has developed an interactive toolkit for promoting gender equality through volunteering in national or subnational policy frameworks

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has developed an interactive online toolkit for promoting gender equality through volunteering in national policies and frameworks, to help policymakers and practitioners consider how volunteering can support efforts towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is available on UNV’s Knowledge Portal on Volunteerism. Millions of women,…

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Freeing women and girls from violence and abuse in Mozambique

In Mozambique, one in three women suffered from violence in their lives in the pre-COVID-19 era

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant evidence demonstrates that there has been a surge in domestic violence and abuse towards women and girls around the world – resulting from economic challenges, and increased stress and anxieties in households. This reality only exacerbates an already worrying social issue. In…

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    • Aziz Zaguia, local volunteer with the Ministry of Public Health, receiving the Tunisia Volunteer Award 2021 for his contributions to COVID-19 response.
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Local volunteers in Tunisia Recognized for Promoting Inclusive COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The Coronavirus has been an opportunity to learn more about the potential of volunteering, and what volunteers, who were among the first responders, can do in a health crisis context

To mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the UNV Maghreb Field Unit organized the Tunisia Volunteer Award 2021. This took the form of a national competition aimed at recognizing volunteer commitment in three categories: contribution to COVID-19 response, innovation to inspire new forms of volunteering…

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    • Thousands join call to volunteer for our common future across East and Southern Africa
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Thousands join call to volunteer for our common future across East and Southern Africa

Thousands of volunteers, government officials, United Nations staff and other stakeholders joined hands across East and Southern Africa to mark International Volunteer Day 2021 (IVD), calling for urgent volunteer action for an inclusive common future.

Across the region, people only volunteered to raise awareness of the need for urgent action for humanity’s future. Thousands more pledged to continue volunteering every year. "UN Volunteers are important to our work with forcefully displaced persons in the region – thanks to them, we are able to reach people…