Monthly Archives: September 2011
Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls: From Legislation to Effective Enforcement
Video message delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet during IPU and the Parliament of India sponsored event on Preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in New Delhi, India, 15-17 September, 2011.
Media Advisory: World’s Top Women Leaders to Draw Attention to Central Role of Women’s Political Participation in Democracy
At a high-level event next week during the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, women political leaders will strongly call for increasing women’s political participation and decision-making across the world. Stressing that women’s participation is essential in all contexts — during peace, through conflict and post-conflict, and during political transitions — the leaders will sign on to a joint statement, as a call to action, with concrete recommendations on ways to advance women’s political participation.
Message of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women on the occasion of the First Conference on Ethics and Tourism, Madrid, Spain, 15-16 September 2011.
Address of Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to the High-Level Regional Symposium: Sustaining Responses on Gender Equality in the ECOWAS Region, Accra, Ghana, 13 September 2011.
UN Women in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will convene an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation” from 20-23 September 2011 in Accra, Ghana.
The Guatemalan elections on 11 September 2011 mark an important point in the country’s political life. It will be the elections with the most women candidates ever and, for the first time, voters will be predominantly female: 51 percent women and 49 percent men. The time for women to shape politics in Guatemala seems to have come.
UN Women is pleased to announce the recently launched blog for its West Africa Sub-Regional Office. The blog provides information on UN Women’s work in the sub-region as well as links to interviews and other resources related to UN Women’s work in West Africa. Please visit the blog at unwomenwestafrica.blog.com.
A former domestic worker for more than 20 years, founding member and President of Jamaica Household Workers’ Association (JHWA) Shirley Pryce has taken great strides to advocate for the rights of women domestic workers. On 7-8 September 2011, Pryce will take her work a step further by representing her organization at a regional conference in Kingston, Jamaica, under the theme: “Migrant Domestic Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development: Action to Expand Good Practice.”
UN Women Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri speech on Accelerating Gender Equality Worldwide at UN Women National Committees’ Meeting in Sydney, Australia, 5 September 2011.