Monthly Archives: February 2012
On the First Year Anniversary of the Arab Spring, Egyptian Women Continue to Call for Real Change and Opportunities to Shape the Future
It has been one year since a wave of political change set Egypt on a challenging but promising path to reform. Yet, while women played a crucial role in bringing the transition about, many feel that they are yet to fully benefit from it. Many women ran as candidates in the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, yet [...]
UN Women works with 15 cooperatives in Rwanda’s Kirehe District to increase women farmers’ access to agricultural services. Trainings provided to co-op leaders have enabled them to think about the needs of women and men farmers and on expanding their membership, with a focus on women members. A testimony to their success is the sentiment expressed by many of the women members, about the life they can now provide for their children and the future.
On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ to protect women’s rights against every kind of discrimination. The new bill replaces the National Commission on the Status of Women Ordinance from 2000 and strengthens the Commission by giving it financial and administrative autonomy through an independent Secretariat.
Dramatizing violence! That’s the motto of the community-based Seeds Theatre Group to address violence against women and girls in the densely populated communities of the Lae District in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
Ms. Bachelet: “I’d like to provide you with highlights from our first year and our plans for 2012 for our six priorities.”
At a press conference in New York today, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called for galvanizing greater commitment and action for women and gender equality, as political and economic upheaval threaten progress on women’s rights.
UN Women and UNDP to Partner with EU to Foster Women’s Effective Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Recovery
The European Commission, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the launch of a multi-country initiative to enhance women’s participation in peace-building and post-conflict planning and economic recovery.