UN Women's top official praised the first Saudi and Pakistani women to climb the worlds' highest mountain, as well as the first female amputee to reach the summit. Calling them an inspiration for women everywhere, Lakshmi Puri commended their drive to overcome obstacles as a symbol of rising equality and women's empowerment.
To discuss how gains in gender equality and women’s empowerment can be protected in hard economic times, UN Women held a Twitter chat on the impact of austerity measures for women and girls on Thursday, 23 May 2013. A storify summary is available here.
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.
There are now 71 artists from all over Latin America and the Caribbean who have formed a regional network to support the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, using their artistry to raise awareness. We highlight their efforts on this World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
As the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed, we highlight the designs of Cristina Pineda whose new collection was inspired by UN Women’s efforts on sustainable development and ending violence against women and girls.
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.