Author Archives: UN Women
With new statistics and colourful graphs, the newly launched Gender Chart 2012 tracks progress and the gender equality dimensions of each of the eight Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations General Assembly today passed unanimously a resolution banning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. This significant milestone towards the ending of harmful practices and violations that constitute serious threat to the health of women and girls was taken by the 194 UN Member States, who approved five General Assembly resolutions today on advancing women’s rights, including one on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations (FGM).
New Delhi and Bangalore, India — Wipro Limited has pledged its support to strengthening women’s role in the organization and has joined six other leading Indian firms as a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). CARE India, Global Compact Network and UN Women are leading the charge in India to encourage private sector companies [...]
Statement by Anne F Stenhammer, Regional Programme Director, UN Women South Asia, on the gang rape of a Delhi student.
On Monday 3 December, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Indonesia and Thailand.
“Getting to Zero”: Working together to end the twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women
On occasion of World AIDS Day 2012, five UN Trust Fund grantees respond to the question: Is it possible to get to Zero HIV/AIDS without Zero Violence against Women?
Message by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, on the occasion of World AIDS Day. 1 December 2012.
To mark World AIDS Day (1 December) we profile the life of a woman who is claiming her rights as a member of the Peruvian Network of Positive Women.
During a four-day consultation, more than 60 experts discussed ways to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are fully integrated into any future global development framework beyond 2015.
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security, 30 November 2012.