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.
Joint Statement on Ending Violence against Women and Girls.
UN Women Executive Director calls for action on ending violence against women in message for International Women’s Day
In her message for International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called on the international community to deliver on their commitments and to protect women’s right to live free of violence. This year’s International Women’s Day coincides with the focus on ending violence against women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women— the annual gathering where countries agree on frameworks to address critical issues related to gender equality and women’s rights.
The Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, UNICEF, UN Women, WaterAid and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. New York, 21 February 2013.
Message of Michelle Bachelet for the International Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation
Message of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation 2013.
Message of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women in commemoration of International Widows’ Day
Message of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women on the occasion of International Widows’ Day, 23 June 2012.
Press Statement of Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the OECD Ministerial Council Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Inclusion of Protections for Women and Girls Central to Transition Security Sector Framework for Afghanistan
Kabul, 13 May 2012 — The Government of Afghanistan and NATO should ensure that protections for women and girls are a central component of transition and post-transition security frameworks for Afghanistan, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund said today. As heads of state and NATO prepare [...]
Statement by UN Women Commission on Population and Development Forty-Fifth session 23-27 April 2012.