UN Women Executive Director to call for women’s full participation in the African Renaissance at the African Union Summit
Increasing women’s participation in politics and economy and ending violence against women to be a key focus of the visit.
A group of motorcycle buffs joined forces with Harley-Davidson Johannesburg and UN Women in a novel initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Over 16 days, they rode 8,200 km, across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.
In the southern highlands of Tanzania, women entrepreneurs are gaining economic independence and access to decision-making after creating a Food Processing Trust. It is the result of training and community consultations supported by UN Women and local government authorities.
One African Voice to End Violence against Women and Girls in the run up to the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
African Ministerial Preparatory Meeting for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) “Elimination and Prevention of all forms of Violence against Women and Girls”
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.
UN Women is supporting survivors of sexual violence in Mali, and along with two local NGOs has set up a gender-based violence unit in a major hospital to provide medical and psycho-social support to rape survivors.
During first official trip to Senegal, Mali and Nigeria, UN Women Executive Director to call for increasing women’s participation in politics, economy and peacebuilding
Ending violence against women to also be a key focus of the week-long trip
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?
Escaping the scourge of female genital mutilation in Tanzania: a Maasai girls’ school provides scholarships for those at risk
“You need to be circumcised to be married, so that if you get pregnant you don’t bring shame to your family,” explains Nengai, a proud, 26-year-old school teacher. In Gelai, the rural village where she grew up, all of the girls she knew were circumcised, usually after they completed primary school. Her own mother came [...]