Share your story on the empowerment of women!

girls on a log

Dear colleagues,

On the occasion of the UNCCD 25th anniversary and within the implementation of its Gender Action Plan, the UNCCD secretariat is launching a campaign during the month of March to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. 

Every day in the first half of March, we would like to publish stories that portray the work of your organization in empowering women and girls, particularly as described in the GAP.

We would highly appreciate if you could share with us one or more of the following before 28 February:

  • An image of the person or family empowered with a quote (140 characters) 
  • An image with a short story (about 350 words) 
  • A one-minute (60 seconds) video clip highlighting the featured person's work and achievements

The best contributions will also be used as material for the campaign around the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women and for the celebrations of the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June. You are welcome to send us good stories that you have published in your publications, but please make sure you provide proper referencing (the source of the story). Articles for publication will be selected as they arrive. We are looking for stories that are relevant and heroic. Here is a video on how to write a hero story.

Please send us your material by email to 

Thank you for your commitment to the UNCCD!