UN Women Executive Director Celebrates International Women's Day in Morocco
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Against the backdrop of global geopolitical events and during a period of unprecedented transformation in the region, UN Women Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director Michelle Bachelet commemorated International Women's Day in Morocco today, March 8, 2012. Highlighting the progress made globally in women's legal rights, educational achievements and participation in public life, she also underlined the huge gaps that still remain for women globally from unequal opportunities to gross violation of rights.
Official meetings and events at CSW
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UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at CSW
Next Page › ‹ Previous PageUN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet conducts bilateral meetings with government officials and dignitaries during the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at UN headquarters in New York, 2012.
The Opening of CSW 56
UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet delivers the introductory speech at the opening of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday February 27, 2012.
UN Women Commission on the Status of Women: 1946-1950
The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.This set of photos, courtesy of the United Nations Photo Library, looks at the early years of the Commission on the Status of Women.
UN Women Grants in Rural Kyrgyzstan
UN Women has provided several grants to communities in Kyrgyzstan designed to enhance the economic security of rural women. This photo gallery highlights a few of the ways the grants are helping communities. Projects include a milk collection station that allows local farmers to earn more by selling to larger distributors; machinery that enables farmers to grind and clean grain locally, producing more with less strain; the expansion of a bakery that provides better nutrition for school children and jobs for women; the refurbishing of a kindergarten; equipment for an Aged Person's Center giving care, food and society to at-risk elderly; and workshop equipment for a handicrafts centre that employs women from low-income families.
Empowering Women Farmers in Rwanda
In 2010 UN Women and district authorities co-hosted training workshops on gender equality and agricultural services for leaders of farm cooperatives in Rwanda. The training encouraged leaders to think about the needs of women farmers, expand membership to include more women members, increase women's representation in their decision making structures, and to prioritize opportunities to the most vulnerable women members. This gallery visits the Cocamu Coffee Cooperative and the Ibyiza Birimbere farmer's cooperative in 2011 to see the impact of the new practices.