Press Release: During first official trip to Japan, UN Women’s Executive Director thanks Government for support and calls for women’s full participation
On her first official visit to Japan, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet will highlight gender equality and women’s rights as the foundation for a nation’s real progress and economic revival.
The European Commission and UN Women today launched Spring Forward for Women, a new joint regional programme for the South Mediterranean Region.
On Tuesday 16 October, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Peru, which will start with her participation at the international conference entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”, alongside President Ollanta Humala Tasso and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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
Press Release: UN Women in Afghanistan welcomes government statements confirming that ‘Running Away’ is not a crime under Afghan law
UN Women in Afghanistan welcomes recent public statements from high- level Government officials clarifying that the running away of women and girls from home is not a criminal offence under the laws of Afghanistan.
UN Women Executive Director to call for speedy implementation of progressive laws on women’s rights in India
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet on her first official visit to India will draw attention to efforts to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, including at the grassroots level.
Press Release: UN Women, FAO, IFAD and WFP: empowerment of women in rural areas is pre-requisite for global food security
UN Women and the three Rome-based United Nations agencies working on food and agriculture today launched a joint programme to empower poor rural women through economic integration and food security initiatives.
High-level panel: “Strong commitment and actions imperative for the prevention of sexual violence and gender-based crimes in conflict and for securing justice for survivors”
Against the backdrop of the 67th UN General Assembly, the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, UN Women, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are calling on world leaders for stronger actions to secure justice for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and gender-based crimes.
Strengthening women’s access to justice to take centre stage at upcoming Session of UN General Assembly
On 24th September, on the occasion of the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law, the Governments of Finland and South Africa, along with UN Women, will host a high level event focusing on women’s access to justice.
On National Women’s Day, UN Women congratulates the Government and people of Tunisia on their leadership in women’s empowerment and gender equality
On National Women’s Day, UN Women recognizes and applauds the historic role Tunisia has played in the region as a pioneer for gender equality and women’s rights.