Governance, Leadership and Political Participation
In Uruguay, a 2009 law guarantees at least 30 per cent of candidates on electoral lists are women. To prepare for national elections next year, UN Women has been training a group of 25 young leaders from four political parties through tutorials.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.