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Fiji - Safer Marketplaces for Women Vendors

Ba Municipality, Fiji - In the largest agriculture-based countries of the Pacific region -Papua New Guinea, the Solomons, Vanuatu and Fiji -- women market vendors have long been keeping their families and communities afloat. Here, selling fresh food is often the only way to earn cash incomes, and the vendors, 80-90 per cent of whom are women, power an industry with high financial turnovers. Yet such women battle invisibility and personal risk in their workplaces. Market vendors work an average... More

Gender Equality for Sustainable Business, 6 March 2012

Nearly 400 chief executives worldwide have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet highlighted on 6 March 2012 at the 4th Annual Equality Means Business Event. Joining nearly 200 business leaders and representatives from civil society, governments and the United Nations, they marked the second anniversary of this initiative, which... More

Women's Voices for Rio + 20 - Mirna Cunningham, Nicaragua

Mirna Cunningham, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, speaks to UN Women about the main issues at stake for indigenous communities at Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, taking place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in June 2012. More

The Gender Agenda: Making HIV Responses Work for Key Affected Women and Girls

UN Women joined forces with the Asia Pacific Interagency Task Team on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV (IATT) and the Unzip the Lips campaign (www.unzipthelips.org) to produce a short video on women most at risk of, and most affected by, HIV in the Asia Pacific region. The video highlights the needs and rights of key affected women and girls in a concentrated epidemic. The video was shown to 260 delegates from 34 countries at the UN ESCAP Asia-Pacific High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on... More

What Egyptian Women Want from the Next President‬

They stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the men in Tahrir Square, yet many women now feel sidelined as Egypt undergoes its transition to democracy. Ahead of the presidential elections, beginning 24 May, this short documentary asks Egyptian women what they want from their next President. Produced by UN Women and Egypt's National Council for Women. Read More: http://www.unwomen.org/2012/05/egyptian-women-cast-votes-and-rally-for-their-countrys-future/ More

CSW 56 Participant Voices- Nduku Kilonzo, Kenya

PhD, graduate of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, is the Executive Director of Liverpool VCT, an indigenous Kenyan organization, which provides HIV prevention and treatment services, including to women survivors of violence. The work of the organization and Dr. Kilonzo's research have informed policy reforms in these areas and contributed to strengthening services' provision to women survivors. She has been a technical advisor to World Health Organisation (WHO) Committees examining HIV... More

CSW 56 Participant Voices- Marai Larasi, United Kingdom

Marai Larasi is the Director of Imkaan which is an UK-based national organization dedicated to challenging violence against black, minorities and refugee women and girls. She is also the Co-Chair of the country-wide End Violence against Women Coalition. Her work focuses on strategic advocacy and policy development, and her organization also works on the challenges associated with the prevention of violence against women and girls. More

CSW 56 Participant Voices- Margarita Quintanilla

Margarita Quintanilla has extensively worked in the field of gender-based violence, with both governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations. She is currently the country representative of the international organization PATH, in Nicaragua, which works, among others, to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, through community-based approaches and by strengthening the health services' responses to victims/survivors. She is also the coordinator of InterCambios... More

International Women's Day 2012 - Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for women's equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice. See also her written statement at http://www.unwomen.org/?p=11731. For more information on International Women's Day, visit http://www.unwomen.org/how-we-work/csw/csw-56/iwd/ More

International Women's Day 2012 - Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet (1 min)

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for women's equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice. See also her written statement at http://www.unwomen.org/?p=11731. For more information on International Women's Day, visit http://www.unwomen.org/how-we-work/csw/csw-56/iwd/ More

When Peace Comes: A gender perspective on DDR and post-conflict recovery

UN Women investigates the impact of conflict and peace on women and girls. Produced by Lisa Russell, Governess Films, for UN Women. More

Safe Cities: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012

Port Moresby is one of five pilot cities -- along with Quito, Kigali, New Delhi and Cairo -- participating in UN Women's Global Programme "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls." Operating successfully since its December 2010 launch, the project, entitled "Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls," aims to develop, test, evaluate and disseminate a model that makes cities safer for women and girls. Port Moresby -- Papua New Guinea's capital -- is characterized by poor and... More

Your ID, Your Rights

In November 2011, UN Women, in partnership with the UNDP, the Ministry of State for Administrative Development, the Ministry of Interior, the Social Fund for Development and the Civil Status Organization, launched the Women Citizenship Initiative, a three-year project that aims to provide 2 million identification cards for women living in rural and marginalized areas, and thereby ensure their basic rights as citizens during the democratic transformation in Egypt. "Your ID, Your Rights"... More

Civil society on goals for gender in the Post 2015 Agenda

UN Women and the Global Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign co-convened a meeting to discuss Civil Society engagement on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. In these interviews some of the civil society participants reflect on which should be the priorities for gender goals in the Post 2015 Agenda. Release date: September 2012. More

Time for Women: An Interview with Two of Papua New Guinea's Newest Women Parliamentarians

Since Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one. In an interview with UN Women, two of the three women members of parliament (MPs) elected in the July 2012 polls detail the challenges they overcame on their respective campaign paths and their... More

Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa

Thuthuzela means 'comfort' in the Xhosa language. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are 'one-stop shops' designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor-friendly manner. Produced by UNTV for UN Women. Producer: Gill Fickling Writer, editor and narrator: Hema Parmar Read More: http://progress.unwomen.org/2011/06/thuthuzela-care-centres-in-south-africa/ More

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman - United Nations Trust Fund

In a message played in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy award winning actress Nicole Kidman speaks on violence against women, and illustrates the efforts of the UN Women-managed UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which supports efforts on the ground to end the pandemic. This message was played on the occasion of a Special Cultural Event, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz... More

‪UN Women at Rio +20: Gender Equality Promotes Sustainable Development‬

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many... More

Women and HIV: Fighting the epidemic in Botswana

Botswana, in Southern Africa, reportedly has one of the highest HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in the world. As journalist Daljit Dhaliwal reports here, women are hardest hit in rural areas, where they often struggle to access medical care. While there is still is a very long way to go, strides are being made through new methods for delivering services and information to hard-to-reach areas. More

Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security

Jointly developed by the Australian Government's Australian Civil-Military Centre and UN Women, "Side by Side -- Women, Peace and Security" explores how the international community has and can meet its commitments on women, peace and security. The 30-minute documentary features an introduction by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with United Nations personnel, peacekeepers, mediators, humanitarian actors, policy makers and survivors of conflict. Read more:... More

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