To discuss how to bring gender equality and women’s empowerment to the centre of the post-2015 development framework, UN Women is holding a Twitter chat on Thursday, 20 June 2013, 10:30 a.m. EDT.
As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector supported by UN Women are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected.
Speaking in Oslo, Norway, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra called for a new transformative development agenda to bring social justice and an end to violence and discrimination in every sphere of life. Listen to an interview with him on the post-2015 High-level report.
As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development.
During a lecture series on Women, Peace and Security, Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri highlighted our work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings and stressed that women’s empowerment is a prerequisite for preventing violations of women’s rights.
As pledged under the COMMIT initiative, the European Union has adopted an EU-wide protection order, to recognize protection and restraining orders issued against perpetrators of violence across all EU Member States.