Author Archives: UN Women
More than 50 government, civil society, academic and United Nations experts came together for a meeting coordinated by the African Union (AU) in partnership with UN Women from 24 to 26 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review key frameworks and initiatives on maternal and newborn child health and recommend actions for reduction of maternal and child deaths in Africa.
A ministerial-level meeting on incorporating gender into extractive industries and natural resource management kicks off on today in Dar es Salaam, bringing together 30 participants from government, civil society, and the United Nations. The two-day meeting marks the beginning of a new partnership between Publish What You Pay and UN Women.
Closing Statement of Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Press Statement by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
UN Women Executive Director calls for inclusive peace process and immediate stop to human rights abuses against women in ongoing conflict in Mali
During her on-going trip to West Africa, UN Women Executive Director called for an end to the escalating violence in the Northern territories, and strongly urged senior leaders to fully engage women in all processes set up to address the crisis in Mali.
Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, on death of Delhi student.
From the ratification of a United Nations convention on domestic worker rights to landmark laws on harassment to the conviction of a former president for war crimes, this timeline is a snapshot of some of the gender equality achievements in 2012. View timeline »
UN Women joins Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in expressing deep sorrow at the death of the Delhi student who was gang-raped on a bus on 16 December and utterly condemning this brutal crime.
After being attacked with a knife by in-laws, Shehnaz Bano filed a case under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act – a move that allowed her to escape the spiral of abuse and likely saved her life.
Indira Jaising, Executive Director of Lawyer’s Collective-Women’s Rights Initiative, a UN Trust Fund grantee, discusses a new documentary about the Domestic Violence Act in India.