Malian women make their voices heard: emergency aid, participation in the peace process, and justice for all
“Our women have been beaten, raped, whipped, forced into polygamous marriages, and who knows what else. They have lost their dignity, but what is man’s dignity without that of women?” These are the words of Sophie*, a displaced woman living in Bamako, the country’s capital, but originally from Timbuktu in the north of Mali. Like [...]
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.
The need for gender-sensitive economic policies is the focus of two UN Women research papers being launched at a two-day workshop being held in New York from 21-22 January. Renowned feminist academics and policy experts will share critical perspectives on financial and economic crisis recovery.
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.
“Suffering from poverty is much better than early marriage,” says Karima, a bold young Egyptian woman who was forced into an early marriage with a cousin at the age of 15.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at women’s training on mediation and conflict management at national, international and community level in Mali
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at a women’s training on mediation and conflict management at national, international and community level. Bamako International Conference Center, Mali. 9 January, 2013.
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet during her visit with internally displaced women at the Women’s House in Mali
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet during her visit to internally displaced women at the Women’s House. Bamako, Mali.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet during field visit to Joal Fadiouth fish processing project site. Dakar, Senegal. 7 January 2013.
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
New Delhi and Bangalore, India — Wipro Limited has pledged its support to strengthening women’s role in the organization and has joined six other leading Indian firms as a signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). CARE India, Global Compact Network and UN Women are leading the charge in India to encourage private sector companies [...]