Monthly Archives: February 2012
Remarks delivered by Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women Joint IPU/UN Women meeting,29 February 2012 New York.
Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet’s at CSW Side Event on ‘Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women’, co-organized by UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP, Tuesday 28 February 2012.
At a Roundtable yesterday , the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women John Hendra reinforced the support of UN Women for what he called the ”landmark”Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence”, which was adopted by the Council of Europe last year, by signing a letter of intent on future cooperation [...]
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet: We must build on the agreement 20 years ago at the first UN Conference on Environment and Development, where nations affirmed that gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral to sustainable development.
Ending violence against women is one of the global priority areas of UN Women and the UN System, including acid violence. This year’s Best Short Documentary Oscar winner explores the holistic ways in which ASF-Pakistan has been working to eradicate acid violence.
By teaching participants to overcome their fear of technology and use it to improve their situations, UN Women supported programmes in Ecuador and Guatemala have opened up new opportunities and empowered women as leaders.
Introductory Statement by Ms. Michelle Bachelet – 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
During the next two weeks at this 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, each of us, and the governments, institutions and organizations that we represent, will agree on concrete actions for empowering rural women. This is a matter of human rights, equality and justice on behalf of women. And it is even more. Rural women and girls comprise one in four people worldwide and they constitute a large share of the agricultural workforce.
The 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Is an Opportunity for Rural Women’s Voices to Be Heard by Policy Makers
At the Civil Society consultations leading up to the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director said that the Commission is an opportunity for the voices of rural women to be heard by policymakers
UN Women Co-Sponsored Events during the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, 27 February – 9 March
Rural women constitute one-fourth of the world’s population, and their contributions are vital to the well-being of communities, economies, and the achievement of all development goals. During the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will call for robust policies to remove the barriers that prevent rural women from reaching their full potential and ensure their rights. She will also underline the need to expand their economic opportunities and political participation and leadership. Highlighting the contributions of rural women and the challenges they face, UN Women events during the meeting will also showcase innovative strategies that focus on empowering rural women worldwide.
Supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality an alliance of 12 social women’s organizations has spearheaded a project to amplify Bolivian women’s voices during the lawmaking process, following the drafting of a new constitution in 2009.