Yearly Archives: 2012
Darfur has known conflict and tragedy for years. Sounds of gunfire and heavy shelling fill the air, with both sides killing and displacing many thousands of women and children. But for Intisar Ginded, a mother of one, the pursuit of peace in Darfur is an ideal worth highlighting.
A new partnership between UN Women and the Loomba Foundation will promote the empowerment of widows through global advocacy and economic empowerment projects in three countries – Guatemala, Malawi, and India. The partnership was announced at a dinner in London organised by the Loomba Foundation and attended by Cherie Blair, President of the Loomba Foundation, [...]
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at Expert Group Meeting on “Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post 2015 Development Framework and the SDGs”
Speech by UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet at Expert Group Meeting on “Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post 2015 Development Framework and the SDGs”26 November 2012.
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at a Dinner organized by the Loomba Foundation to launch International Widows Day 2013 in London on Thursday 22 November 2012.
Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Dircetor for Policy and Programme, John Hendra, Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 26 November 2012.
Doris John sells vegetables, mostly, pawpaw and eggplants at the Gordons Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This is how she makes her living since she abandoned an abusive husband. She left behind a violent relationship, only to confront a different form of violence in her workplace. “After our sales, some people followed us [...]
Media Advisory: Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
“A promise is A Promise” is the theme of the Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women organized by the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
In the aftermath of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the ongoing discussions to advance the global development agenda beyond 2015, UN Women is hosting and convening an expert group consultation from 26 to 29 November to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are fully integrated into any future international development framework.
This year’s Global Forum on Migration and Development to focus on the protection of migrant domestic workers
Hosted by the Government of Mauritius from 21-22 November, 2012, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a state-led process focused on policy-making on migration and development at the national, regional and global levels. It seeks to strengthen the capacity of states to address migration and development opportunities and challenges more effectively, while promoting international cooperation.
With a heart made of band-aids, the design of the T-shirt is simple yet powerful, as is the caption beneath it: “Violence against women is not in my vocabulary.” “From the outset, the message that we were keen to convey was to say to people, both women and men, that violence against women is not [...]