UNAMA and UN Women call on Afghan authorities to ensure full implementation of the law to eliminate violence against women
In a joint press statement, UNAMA and UN Women representatives in Afghanistan call on the Afghan Government and Parliament to enforce a landmark law enacted by presidential decree in 2009. It has yet to gain parliamentary approval and challenges persist in its enforcement.
UN Women deplores the rape of a 5-year-old and calls for greater accountability of service providers
In a statement, UN Women India strongly deplores the continuing cases of sexual violence against women and girls, including the recent barbaric rape of a girl child in New Delhi. The urgent need to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in India and punishment for perpetrators is strongly urged.
Michelle Bachelet welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa
The former UN High Commissioner and former President of Ireland will serve as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her appointment is an historic first and a major milestone in the progress of women’s rights and gender equality.
Press Statement by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
(Français) Remarques à la presse de Michelle Bachelet, Secrétaire générale adjointe et Directrice exécutive d’ONU Femmes le 4 mars 2013.
Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet expresses deep concern over escalating violence against women in Egypt
UN Women is deeply disturbed by the gravity of recent attacks against women, including the reports of sexual assault, many of which occurred in the same Tahrir Square in which women rallied to contribute to a better future for their country.
Press Statement by Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 26 January 2013.
UN Women Executive Director calls for inclusive peace process and immediate stop to human rights abuses against women in ongoing conflict in Mali
During her on-going trip to West Africa, UN Women Executive Director called for an end to the escalating violence in the Northern territories, and strongly urged senior leaders to fully engage women in all processes set up to address the crisis in Mali.
Press Statement of Michelle Bachelet UN Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women. Hotel King Fadh Palace, Dakar, Senegal. 8 January 2013.
UN Women joins Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in expressing deep sorrow at the death of the Delhi student who was gang-raped on a bus on 16 December and utterly condemning this brutal crime.