Yearly Archives: 2012
The director of Jamaica’s National HIV/STI Programme notes the stark choice unemployed women sometimes face between feeding their families and having safer sex. In this video interview with UN Women, she outlines some of the social and legal challenges that leave women and girls 15–24 years old particularly vulnerable to HIV.
A policy paper recently released by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women emphasizes that survivors of violence and HIV-positive women are the experts on their own lived experiences, and their engagement in all aspects of awareness-raising and programmatic interventions should be increased.
While representation by women leaders is low across South Asia, at the Panchayat or local council level, India continues to blaze a trail. Since quotas or reserved seats were provided for in the Constitution, more than a million women have been elected to office, and women now occupy more than 42 per cent of seats [...]
As more than 22,000 people gathered at the XIX International AIDS Conference (IAC) this week in Washington D.C., UN Women convened a dialogue “Women Leading, Organizing and Inspiring Change in the AIDS Response,” among eight transformative leaders. Representing government, national AIDS coordinating authorities, women living with HIV, and caregiver alliances, panelists shared experiences from Africa, [...]
Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty for achieving the MDGs
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the Women’s Federation for World Peace Fifth Forum on the Eradication of Poverty, 3 July 2012.
ROME — World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin welcomed Ms. Michelle Bachelet, her counterpart at UN Women, to WFP headquarters on Friday 13 July, 2012 for two high-level meetings on a 5-year multi-agency programme to empower rural women. The joint programme, “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women”, involves UN Women and [...]
A project supported by the UN Trust Fund in Liberia combats discriminatory traditional justice systems, low awareness of protection laws, and defines better what constitutes violence against women.
In partnership with local organisations, UN Women and UNAIDS have completed a programme of workshops for HIV-positive women leaders across South East Asia with a training in Manila, in the Philippines. Bringing together women from around the country, they stimulated important discussions in a country where infection rates have risen significantly since 2000, and where [...]
For two weeks, from 23 July – 3 August 2012, a dynamic online discussion will bring together civil society organisations and experts who work on issues of violence against women around the world. Their thoughts on best practices, gaps and challenges in this field will be used by the UN Secretary General to shape discussions [...]
UN Women Media Advisory For immediate release Media Contacts: Hadrien Bonnaud: hadrien.bonnaud[at]unwomen.org; 1 + 917-208-9641 At the upcoming International AIDS Conference (IAC) held in Washington D.C (22 – 27 July) UN Women aims to give visibility and amplify the voice of women, in particular women living with HIV. Held every two years, the IAC is [...]