In a joint press statement, UNAMA and UN Women representatives in Afghanistan call on the Afghan Government and Parliament to enforce a landmark law enacted by presidential decree in 2009. It has yet to gain parliamentary approval and challenges persist in its enforcement.
As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers.
As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, a glimpse into a telecommunications company assisting acid attack survivors in Bangladesh and another incorporating mass communications to combat violence against women in Turkey -- just two of the more than 500 companies applying the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Amid violence-fraught local and regional elections, in which 14 candidates were killed, 300 women contenders were trained by UN Women and the Iraq Foundation. Many emerged successful and thanks to a quota law, women will probably hold 26 per cent of seats on local councils across Iraq.
In a statement, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri welcomes mounting global momentum to end gender-related killings and urges States to take bold and swift action to implement international agreements.
As the Donor Conference on Mali starts in Brussels, a lawyer and President of the Malian branch of the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security, speaks in her own words about the atrocities occurring in her country and her work to assist survivors of violence, provide access to justice, and ensure women have a say in peace negotiations.