Monthly Archives: September 2012
Closing remarks by Michelle Bachelet at high level event on Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice. New York, 24 September 2012.
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet at the General Assembly H4+ side event on progress of Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet at the General Assembly H4+ side event on progress of Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. 24 September, New York.
Legal reforms can transform women’s lives when they are implemented and properly utilized. Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of women’s rights and affects all countries. Legal reforms can address this pandemic, but what is needed are strong laws, active implementation and services for womens’ protection and prevention of violence against women.
Strengthening women’s access to justice to take centre stage at upcoming Session of UN General Assembly
On 24th September, on the occasion of the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law, the Governments of Finland and South Africa, along with UN Women, will host a high level event focusing on women’s access to justice.
The International Day of Peace, commemorated each year on 21 of September, is an occasion to salute those around the world working to provide security and strive toward peace in some of the world’s most volatile and dangerous environments. In the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Bangladeshi contingent is composed entirely of [...]
UN Women to Call for Protection of Women’s Rights Worldwide during 67th Session of the UN General Assembly
Globally, 139 constitutions include guarantees of gender equality, 125 countries outlaw domestic violence, and women have equal rights to own property in 115 countries and equal inheritance rights in 93 nations.
“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh,” sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 Peace Huts of Weala, a town in Margibi County in Liberia. Spread across the West African country long-affected by a deadly civil war, the huts [...]
To boost and empower women in the security and legal system, Kenya is setting up an association of women police officers to promote their role in law enforcement and security reform. The National Women’s Police Association will be a platform where policewomen can develop leadership skills, support one another and advance gender sensitive policies and [...]
For Maksad Nodirova , legal aid has meant more than a financial foothold in rural Tajikistan. It has helped her forge a path through trauma, disempowerment and loss – and emerge both a breadwinner and businesswoman. The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much [...]
On a small peninsula between two bays on the northern coast of Haiti, the village of Le Borgne shelters the Asosyasyon Famn de Boy (AFB), Creole for the Women’s Association of Le Borgne. Supported by UN Women, the association helps women survivors of gender-based violence to access medical and legal care. Six hours drive from [...]