Monthly Archives: March 2012
A meeting on the emerging issues of gender equality and sustainable development brought together women leaders with diverse grassroots women and organizations at the United Nations. Held during the UN 56th Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the event was an opportunity for rural women’s organizations to share their experiences and priorities [...]
Remarks delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a press conference on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, Rabat, Morocco.
Speech Delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at the Flagging off Ceremony of the Kilimanjaro Initiative
At the send-off ceremony for the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro undertaken in the context of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, UN Women Deputy Director John Hendra says the extent of the violence “ must make an imprint on our social conscience to stand together and take action.”
On the last day of her trip to Morocco to commemorate International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, met with rural women of the Soulalyates ethnic group, who have been striving for inheritance and property rights.
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Women’s Empowerment Principles—Equality Means Business Event
6 March 2012, New York
Strengthening the Business Case for Gender Equality, Nearly 400 CEOs Commit to Women’s Empowerment Principles
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, email@example.com, +1 646 781-4522 Kristen Coco, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 917 367-8566 United Nations, New York — Nearly 400 chief executives worldwide have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN [...]
African Countries Send Representatives to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign
Today, 74 men, women and youth commenced their three day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895m or 19,341-ft above sea level with an extraordinary humanitarian objective. The 75 climbers representing 36 African countries, 14 United Nations agencies, businesses, women’s rights activists and civil society organisations are participating in a continent-wide campaign to end violence against women and girls.
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Calls for Women’s Equal Participation in All Spheres of Life as Fundamental to Democracy and Justice
UN Women Press Release For immediate release Media Contacts: Oisika Chakrabarti, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522 Ms. Bachelet will commemorate International Women’s Day in Morocco, in solidarity with women striving for equality. Calling for women’s increased political participation and economic empowerment, with a focus this year on rural women, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Michelle [...]
This International Women’s Day, I join women around the globe in solidarity for human rights, dignity and equality. This sense of mission drives me and millions of people around the world to pursue justice and inclusion. Looking back at the first year of UN Women, I applaud every individual, government and organization working for women’s empowerment and gender equality. I promise the highest commitment moving forward.
At a joint press conference with IPU to unveil a joint map on women in politics worldwide, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet has called on stronger commitment by leaders to increase women’s involvement in politics.