Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Governments, rights advocates and experts from across Asia and the Pacific gather to unify efforts to end violence against women ahead of CSW57
Governments from across Asia and the Pacific convened in Bangkok from 5-6 February to bring together voices on ending violence against women and girls. The high-level meeting, organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), provided a space for [...]
As World Radio Day is commemorated on 13 February worldwide, a look at UN Women’s partnership with this powerful medium to spread the message of women’s empowerment.
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri at Symposium on the role of interfaith dialogue in peacebuilding and women’s empowerment
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women, at Symposium on the role of interfaith dialogue in peacebuilding and women’s empowerment.12 February 2013.
Interview with Ms. Khadija Ouldemmou, Project Leader, Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (ADFM), and advocate for Soulalyates women
Following unprecedented mobilization of Soulalyates women in recent years the Government of Morocco has issued several rulings supporting land access and inheritance of Soulalyates women.
The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women is providing leadership training to rural women of the Soulalyates ethnic group to enhance their advocacy for property and land ownership rights cemented in a 2012 ministerial ruling.
Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at meeting with African Civil Society Organizations
Remarks by the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet at meeting with African Civil Society Organizations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 27 January 2013.
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, UN Women Executive Director at the High-Level Inter-Generational Dialogue. 27 January 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet at the senior women dialogue dinner in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 26 January 2013.
Press Statement by Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 26 January 2013.
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 [...]