“I could not eat the remaining food that had been eaten by all of the family from the same big plate, so I survived on bread and black tea for 15 days,” recalls Maya Gurung, a Nepalese migrant worker, describing her first job as a domestic worker in Kuwait.
“I work with the people who go to the Central American trade fairs and I am so proud that our pieces of pottery are bought in other countries,” says Francis Gutiérrez Cano, a Nicaraguan woman originally from San Juan de Oriente.
Gender-sensitive development cooperation hands-on: The success of gender-responsive budgeting and planning
Speech by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme of UN Women at Vienna Policy Dialogue: Preparing for the 2014 Development Cooperation Forum: “Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women: the role of development cooperation”. 14 December 2012.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the launch of the ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Women 2012
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the launch of the ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Women 2012, at a press event on 11 December, in Geneva.
The sound of helicopters still makes Soi Tonnampet shake, years later. It takes her back to the first time she and others from her indigenous community, the Karen, fled from an operation to clear areas of national parkland in Northern Thailand.
Press Statement by Michelle Bachelet in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Public Lecture by UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet “Women’s Leadership” in Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 December 2012.
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality. Jakarta, Indonesia, 4 December 2012.
Lourdes Figueroa is a woman like any other: she has plans, hopes and aspirations. At 36, she likes to live life to the fullest, but like all of us, sometimes finds herself both laughing and crying at times.
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, [...]