Monthly Archives: March 2012
Rural women from around the world met this week to discuss the challenges and highlights of working to empower women in their countries and communities, at an event sponsored by UN Women, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum and other partners, including the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations, and the Feminist Task Force.
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality Issues New Call for Proposals and Announces Grantees from the Arab States
Ms. Bachelet: “UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality provides direct grants for women’s empowerment and political participation. These investments are essential for women and also for the promotion of gender equality, democracy and inclusive economic growth.”
Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the official launch of the Call for Proposals for the second phase of the 2011–2012 grant-making cycle of the Fund for Gender Equality, UN Headquarters, New York, 1 March 2012.