As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women’s International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers.
As local decision-makers gather in Dublin on the occasion of the 8th Biennial Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), co-organized by the City of Dublin and UNDP, in partnership with UN Women and UNITAR, UN Women speaks with Lord Mayor of the City, Mr. Naoise Ó Muirí, who is committed to [...]
Interview with Ms. Khadija Ouldemmou, Project Leader, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (ADFM), and advocate for Soulalyates women
Following unprecedented mobilization of Soulalyates women in recent years the Government of Morocco has issued several rulings supporting land access and inheritance of Soulalyates women.
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.
Gender inequality and violence against women constitute one of the key drivers of the HIV epidemic. Violence against women and HIV are also mutually reinforcing.
“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?
A conversation with Silvia Loli Espinoza, coordinator of the project “Articulation of Policies and Actions to End Violence against Women in the Municipality of Lima”, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Ending violence against women, one of the most pervasive violations of women’s rights, requires concerted efforts worldwide. Municipalities play [...]
What is the situation regarding child marriage in Ethiopia and more specifically in the districts where ActionAid is implementing the project “Enhancing the Legal Protection of Women and Girls from Gender based Violence”? Early marriage is one of the harmful traditions widely practiced in Ethiopian society. The practice involves marriage of girls who have not [...]
Q&A with Expert on criminal courts and prosecuting gender-based violence perpetrators, bringing victims in for their day in court
As the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with an emphasis on the Rule of Law, Maxine Marcus, an expert on criminal investigations and prosecutions of gender-based crimes talks to UN Women on how far we have come in the process and where we need to go. As someone with extensive experience prosecuting gender-based [...]
Q&A with expert on preventing violence against women and girls, as Expert Group Meeting takes place in Bangkok
Experts on preventing violence against women and girls are meeting this week in Bangkok to examine promising practices on prevention and present recommendations to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW is the principal global policy-making body on gender equality and the advancement of women. During its next session in March 2013, UN [...]