Asia and the Pacific
On Monday 3 December, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Indonesia and Thailand.
“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?
“There were six soldiers; they came into my house,” recalls one Congolese woman, her gaze fixed and sad. “Immediately they pointed their guns at me,” says another survivor, holding her infant son in her arms. “They asked me ‘do you want to live or die?’”
A new partnership between UN Women and the Loomba Foundation will promote the empowerment of widows through global advocacy and economic empowerment projects in three countries – Guatemala, Malawi, and India. The partnership was announced at a dinner in London organised by the Loomba Foundation and attended by Cherie Blair, President of the Loomba Foundation, [...]
Doris John sells vegetables, mostly, pawpaw and eggplants at the Gordons Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This is how she makes her living since she abandoned an abusive husband. She left behind a violent relationship, only to confront a different form of violence in her workplace. “After our sales, some people followed us [...]
Michelle Bachelet calls for women’s full participation in politics and the economy during her first official trip to Japan
During her first official visit to Japan, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet gave a series of speeches at several high-profile meetings and events.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries.
This week, on the 12th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women, in partnership with the non-profit organizations Swisspeace and Shalom Foundation, is holding a peacebuilding and negotiation training course for women in Yangon, Myanmar.
UN Women Executive Director’s visit to India generates momentum for women’s political participation and economic empowerment
New Delhi, 8 October 2012—At the village assembly meeting or Gram Sabha in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 October, almost 5000 men and women gathered to promote the rights of girls and education for all. The Barrod village assembly announced a special cash transfer scheme for the first-born girl in families, rewarding [...]
Press statement by UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet, Wednesday 3 October 2012. New Delhi, India.