Monthly Archives: June 2012
Information about safe, healthy employment can be scarce for Moldova’s women, especially for those living in its large rural areas. Many women still work in the informal sector and rely heavily on their families and their husbands for physical and financial security. For many, information about their land rights or social entitlements can be equally [...]
Michelle Bachelet visits Ecuador to reaffirm UN Women’s commitment to gender equality in the country
In response to an invitation from the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will visit the country from the 13th -16th June. This is Ms. Bachelet’s first visit to Ecuador as the Executive Director of UN Women. Her trip confirms UN Women’s commitment [...]
UN Women amplifies Women’s Voices at events during UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro
At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 there was unanimous agreement that sustainable development cannot be realized without gender equality. Yet today, 20 years later, women still face discrimination and continue to demand equal rights, opportunity and participation. At the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will call for [...]
An online platform that helps to design programmes against gender-based violence continues to expand its scope – and its users.The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls(VKC) has now launched a new campaigning module.
An initiative to support women contesting in this year’s National Elections in Papua New Guinea has been launched. The “Know Your Woman Candidate 2012: Vote Woman” campaign is the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea, where women’s participation in politics is extremely low. It officially became public last week, and is spearheaded by [...]
On 14 May, Bolivia’s Legislative Assembly finally gave the green light to the Law against Harassment and Political Violence against Women, a ground-breaking law to protect women and their political participation. It responds to an urgent need: in the past eight years Bolivian police have received more than 4,000 complaints of harassment from women participating [...]
Statement by Michelle Bachelet Executive Director of UN Women at the Inaugural dinner of the Harvard Ministerial Health Leaders’ Forum. Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. 3 June 2012.
Good Evening! I thank the President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, for devoting this wonderful occasion to UN Women and to the work that we all do to end violence against women. We can no longer accept, excuse or tolerate violence against women and girls. We can no longer afford inaction. The costs—in [...]
Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become [...]
New York, 5 June — The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, is hosting a Special Cultural Event in the GA Hall on Wednesday, June 6th, featuring the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO), with the aim of promoting UN Women and specifically boosting support for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence [...]