The Handmaid’s Tale: Where Fiction Meets Reality

By Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, Head of Global Communications at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

The Handmaid’s Tale — “Milk” — Episode 404 — June takes a harrowing journey with Janine in an attempt to escape Gilead.

On my best and worst days, I listen to stories. I hear the stories of incredibly brave, often scarred, sometimes shy everyday heroes — people forced to flee. Mothers, teachers, children, brothers, dreamers, scientists, athletes, artists, survivors…

The Handmaid’s Tale: Where Fiction Meets Reality

By Nahla Valji, Senior Advisor, Gender, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

The Handmaid’s Tale — “Pigs” — Episode 401 — On the run after the end of Season 3, an injured June and the fugitive Handmaids find refuge at a farm, where the 14-year-old wife nurses June back to health.

After an almost two-year pause, the newest season of The Handmaid’s Tale began airing last month. For those unfamiliar with Margaret Atwood’s gripping book or the Emmy award-winning TV series, Hulu’s own description succinctly summarizes the plot…

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations falls in the middle of a global pandemic. Our founding mission is more critical than ever.

To promote human dignity.

Protect human rights.

Respect international law.

And save humanity from war.

Knotted Gun sculpture at UNHQ in New York. UN Social Media

When the pandemic hit, I called for a global ceasefire.

In our…

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