Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
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 [...]
A group of motorcycle buffs joined forces with Harley-Davidson Johannesburg and UN Women in a novel initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Over 16 days, they rode 8,200 km, across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.
To boost their leadership and political engagement, 80 young women from 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean attended a regional forum in Panama, organized by UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA.
Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women: the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women and the importance of international cooperation
Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention. 17 January 2013.
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.
With new statistics and colourful graphs, the newly launched Gender Chart 2012 tracks progress and the gender equality dimensions of each of the eight Millennium Development Goals.
“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.