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Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative. 7 March 2013, New York.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at High level task force for ICPD. 5 March, 2013. New York
Opening Remarks by John Hendra at the “Launch of the Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment”
Opening Remarks by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Programme, at the UN Women Side Event “Launch of the Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment”. 6 March 2013.
Speech by John Hendra at the Government of Canada Side Event “Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence against Women and Girls”
Speech by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the Government of Canada Side Event “Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence against Women and Girls,” 5 March 2013, New York
Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Event, in New York on 6 March, 2013.
UN Women Executive Director calls for action on ending violence against women in message for International Women’s Day
In her message for International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called on the international community to deliver on their commitments and to protect women’s right to live free of violence. This year’s International Women’s Day coincides with the focus on ending violence against women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women— the annual gathering where countries agree on frameworks to address critical issues related to gender equality and women’s rights.
(Français) Remarques à la presse de Michelle Bachelet, Secrétaire générale adjointe et Directrice exécutive d’ONU Femmes le 4 mars 2013.
High Level Francophone Consultations on Violence against Women and Girls. Consultas francófonas de alto nivel sobre la violencia contra mujeres y niñas Consultations francophones de haut niveau sur la violence à l’égard des femmes et des filles
Media advisory: UN Women Executive Director’s press conference on the opening of the 57th Commission on the Status of Women: 4 March, 2.00 p.m.
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it fractures families and communities and hampers development, also costing countries billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and lost productivity.