Peace and Security
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.
Speech given by John Hendra Assistant Secretary General, And Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Programme of UN Women at Wilton Park Symposium on Integrating Transitional Justice, Security and Development. 17 January 2013.
UN Women is supporting survivors of sexual violence in Mali, and along with two local NGOs has set up a gender-based violence unit in a major hospital to provide medical and psycho-social support to rape survivors.
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
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security, 30 November 2012.
“There were six soldiers; they came into my house,” recalls one Congolese woman, her gaze fixed and sad. “Immediately they pointed their guns at me,” says another survivor, holding her infant son in her arms. “They asked me ‘do you want to live or die?’”
Darfur has known conflict and tragedy for years. Sounds of gunfire and heavy shelling fill the air, with both sides killing and displacing many thousands of women and children. But for Intisar Ginded, a mother of one, the pursuit of peace in Darfur is an ideal worth highlighting.
More than a decade has passed since Witness Number 99 first took the stand in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Witness 99, whose voice was disguised during the trial and face covered with a cloak to preserve her anonymity, told the court how she was imprisoned in a sports [...]
“Look here, Peace is in my hands. Peace is in our hands,” said Ms. Maude Peacock, President of the national umbrella organization Women’s Forum Sierra Leone (WFSL). “The benefit of peace far outweighs the benefit of war, I can assure you.”