Yearly Archives: 2011
UN Women, through the Fund for Gender Equality, Kicks Off New Call for Proposals on Women’s Empowerment in Arab States
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, a grantmaking fund initiated by Spain and dedicated to advancing women’s rights and gender equality, announced today its second Call for Proposals, inviting women’s organizations and government agencies to apply for grants to support women’s political and economic empowerment.
Heads turn in awe and respect as Sarpanch (Village Head) Rajkala Devi walks inside the Panchayat (local village body) office to lead a meeting attended by a large assembly of women from the Hingwada Gram Panchayat in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Rajkala might never have been to a management school, but she manages the [...]
As she treads along the recently constructed road that connects the Panchayat office to her kuchcha village house in a harijan’basti (marginalized community), her gait is evident of her newfound confidence. Meet Badam Devi, a first time Sarpanch (village head) from Lahora in the Tonk district of Rajasthan, India. “The villagers faced a lot of [...]
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General Executive Director of UN Women at panel discussion on Women, Peace and Security, Litteraturhuset Oslo, Norway, 14 October 2011.
The President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Boris Tadic, in September opened a regional forum on security in the Balkans that highlighted the role of women leaders. “The Balkans and Global Security: What Do We Have in Common, What Sets Us Apart?” brought together 70 participants, including high-level national politicians, influential foreign policy experts [...]
In Russia and Central Asia, UN Women has joined national governments and non-governmental partners, the International Organization for Migration and the World Bank in a programme aimed at improving the living conditions of families of migrant workers. It helps them gain skills and seek better livelihoods. One strategy the programme uses is to aid migrant [...]
In September, UN Women sponsored an expert group meeting, “Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment: institutions, opportunities and participation,” in Accra, Ghana. Experts from a variety of disciplines and all regions of the world attended, along with a number of development practitioners, including representatives of farmers’ associations. Conducted in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization, [...]
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet statement for the International Day of Rural Women,15 October 2011
UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet remarks on Ending Violence against Women and Girls at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Strandgage Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 October 2011.