Monthly Archives: June 2011
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a lunch event hosted by the governments of the United States, Tunisia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, the Maldives and Norway, titled “Women’s Political Participation in the Middle East,” held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 10 June 2011.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on Human Rights Council Annual Day, at a panel discussion on “Good Practices and Remaining Gaps in the Prevention of Violence against Women,” Geneva, 10 June 2011.
UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Peacekeepers Responses to HIV/AIDS in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
United Nations, New York—The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the importance of UN peacekeeping operations in responding to HIV/AIDS in conflict and post-conflict situations. Adopted 7 June on the eve of the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on AIDS, UNSCR 1983 (2011) builds on the first Council action on HIV/AIDS, [...]
Online Publication Launch: Exploring Dynamics and Vulnerabilities of HIV Transmission Amongst Sex Workers in the Palestinian Context
Thirty years since the start of the AIDS epidemic and on the occasion of the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on AIDS (8-10 June 2011, New York), the UN Women office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) will release the publication “Exploring the Dynamics and Vulnerabilities of HIV Transmission Amongst Sex Workers in the Palestinian [...]
Opening speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the side event titled “HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words,” organized by UNAIDS and UN Women, in collaboration with the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS and the ATHENA Network, ahead of the 2011 High-Level Meeting on AIDS (8–10 June 2011), UN Headquarters, 7 June 2011.
As world leaders gather at UN Headquarters in New York this week to chart the future course of the global AIDS response, UN Women is advocating for a robust response for those infected and affected by HIV — particularly women and girls. The organization is calling for concerted action on the unfulfilled commitments made to women and girls to alleviate the suffering that comes from stigma, violence, and the burden of caring for the sick.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, will spotlight the impact of AIDS on women and persistent challenges faced by women and girls, in spite of global commitments. The newly established organization, UN Women, charged with advancing gender equality will call for stronger strategies to empower positive women’s [...]
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a seminar titled, “Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” organized by UNDP in Cairo, 5 June 2011.
Cairo—During a visit to Egypt in June, UN Women Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet stressed the critical role transitional governments play in paving the path to gender equality and social justice. “Now is the time to make sure that all voices are heard and that the interests and voices of women and girls have equal [...]
“My husband raped me almost every day,” describes a woman from Nepal’s Makwanpur district, one of the country’s regions most affected by HIV and AIDS. “He had the misconception that it was his right to have sex with his wife whenever he wanted to.” Her story is not an isolated one. In Nepal, women are [...]