Author Archives: UN Women
New York, 30 November – Today at the UN Security Council Open Debate to mark the 12th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called on world leaders to provide determined leadership, dedicated resources and direct opportunities to enable women to contribute to the maintenance [...]
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, at the event “Empowering Girls through Education”
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the event “Empowering Girls through Education”, New York, 11 October 2012, on the occasion of the first International Day of the Girl Child.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, at the Plan International Because I am a Girl Launch Event
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Plan International Because I am a Girl Launch Event, New York, 11 October 2012, on the occasion of the first International Day of the Girl Child.
Joint Statement Executive Directors of UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women October 11 marks the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child. This day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face, promote their empowerment and fulfil their human rights. This year we have come together to focus on child marriage. Child marriage [...]
Statement by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women UN Women expresses indignation and condemns the cowardly attack on Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan who was targeted for speaking out on the rights of girls to education and to live free of violence. We hope for the full and speedy recovery of Malala and [...]
Down a dusty suburban street, behind high whitewashed walls, gates and razor wire sits a small brick house, just like countless others in the Ethiopian city of Adama. But what’s special about this particular address, is that it provides a service that is creating a future for women and girls who have experienced unthinkable abuse. [...]
Statement by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at a press conference with the Special Court for Sierra Leone, United Nations, New York, 9 October 2012. [Check against delivery.] We are here today to mark an unprecedented moment. For the first time in history, all four Principals of an international [...]
UN Women hails historic work done by Special Court for Sierra Leone strengthening women’s access to justice
Calls for continued international support for international courts to complete mandates and document lessons learned
UN Women Executive Director’s visit to India generates momentum for women’s political participation and economic empowerment
New Delhi, 8 October 2012—At the village assembly meeting or Gram Sabha in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 October, almost 5000 men and women gathered to promote the rights of girls and education for all. The Barrod village assembly announced a special cash transfer scheme for the first-born girl in families, rewarding [...]
UN Women and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice are bringing together the Chief Prosecutors and key staff of international courts based in The Hague, together with experts and women living in armed conflict situations, for a first of its kind training symposium that will strengthen prosecution and international justice for sexual and gender-based violence