Monthly Archives: March 2012
Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now or pay more in the future, says UN report
A new UN report “From Transition to Transformation: Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Europe and Central Asia” examines the global policy changes required to ensure a sustainable future for people today and for generations to come.
For World Water Day, learn how Zimbabwe’s first female fishing rig operators are making history, while reclaiming their health, livlihoods and access to the water.
On 9 March, 70 intrepid, exhausted activists returned to the base of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro to extensive celebrations. They had accomplished a grueling yet rewarding feat: taking awareness of gender-based violence to new heights.
As reparations are considered in Northern Uganda, ways are sought to equally include female survivors
Reparations can acknowledge the rights and dignity of those harmed by conflict. On the International Day for the Right to the Truth, learn about steps being taken to support an effective, inclusive Ugandan reparations policy.
As climate change impacts agrarian communities, women are taking on more agricultural responsibilities, but often without being part of the decisions that can improve productivity. On World Water Day, learn how a project in China is training rural women to lead on irrigation, using advanced water-saving technology.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet comments on the ending of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women without agreed conclusions.
On November 25, 2011, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the municipality of Quito in partnership with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and with support from UN Women, issued a call to solicit testimonies of women’s lives through letters, asking also for letters on what would make a better world without violence or discrimination against women.
UN Women and the Rockefeller Foundation are supporting the Women’s Major Group to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development by conducting a global survey on sustainable development and Rio+20.
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012, celebrated annually on 8 March, is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.” Here are some of the events that took place during this year’s festivities.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman receives award, donation for women’s economic empowerment
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman has received the Humanitarian Award of the Kuwait-America Foundation for her work on behalf of women around the world, along with a donation of $250,000. The funds will benefit a UN Women initiative in one of Jordan’s poorest rural areas to enhance women’s economic empowerment.