Monthly Archives: March 2012
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the National Conference “Morocco on the Path towards Equality: Legal and Institutional Advances for Gender Equitable Public Policies”, 8 March 2012, Rabat, Morocco.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet says need for clean energy sources provides opening for women as producers, managers, promoters and sellers of modern sustainable energy.
Jointly managed by UN Women and the UN Statistics Division, in collaboration with Member States, the World Bank, the OECD and others, a dynamic new partnership, the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) Initiative, will work to meet the rising demand for greater support in accessing and using gender statistics.
To facilitate regular dialogue between civil society and UN Women, at the opening of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet announced the establishment of the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Groups. The Advisory groups will be formed at the global, regional and national levels, and [...]
Remarks of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the “Soulaliyat Women Entitled to Land Property Rights” event.
Remarks of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the “Soulaliyat Women Entitled to Land Property Rights” event, Morocco, 9 March 2012.
Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at Informal Discussion With Girl High School Students, Al-Ghafari High School, Morocco
Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at Informal Discussion With Girl High School Students, Al-Ghafari High School, Morocco, 8 march 2012. [Check against delivery.] Good morning. I am so pleased to be here with you to celebrate International Women’s Day! It is my pleasure to join you at Abidar Alghafari High School. I [...]
Ms. Bachelet urges women’s equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice.
Cairo — To commemorate International Women’s Day, UN Women and CARE Egypt, in collaboration with the Gender and Development Donors Subgroup (GAD Group) in Egypt, will commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD) in the Cairo Opera House on Saturday 10 March 2012, in a celebration titled “Laha” (for her). “Laha” is in appreciation of Egyptian women’s [...]
On International Women’s Day UN Calls for Full and Speedy Implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan
“As long as women and girls in Afghanistan are subject to violence with impunity, little meaningful and sustainable progress for women’s rights can be achieved in the country,” said Georgette Gagnon, Director of Human Rights for UNAMA. “Ensuring rights for Afghan women—such as their participation in public life, including in the peace and reconciliation process and equal opportunities in education and employment—requires not only legal safeguards on paper, but critically, speedy and full enforcement of the EVAW law.”
Speaking on International Women’s Day at a forum on the role of business in empowering women, UN Women Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri highlighted that engaging the private sector is a key strategy to unlock women’s potential. This, in turn, will contribute to eradicating poverty and hunger and improving the lives of billions of individuals, women and men.