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UN Women Executive Director Celebrates International Women's Day in Morocco

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits High School in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Abdelouahed Souhail, Minister of Employment during a three-day visit to Morrocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Abdelouahed Souhail, Minister of Employment during a three-day visit to Morrocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachele holds International Women's Day Press Conference in Rabat, Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commemorates International Women's Day in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commemorates International Women's Day in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commemorates International Women's Day in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets Abdelaadim Guerrouj, Minister Delegate to the Head of the Government in charge of Civil Service and Modernization of the Administration of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project in Morocco UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Visits Rural Women's Land Rights Project 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.

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Official meetings and events at CSW

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UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at CSW

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Dr. Olivia N Muchena, Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Dr. Olivia N Muchena, Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Dr. Naomi Shaban, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Development and Linah Kilimo, Asistant Minister for Co-Operative Development of the Republic of Kenya UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Dr. Naomi Shaban, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Development and Linah Kilimo, Asistant Minister for Co-Operative Development of the Republic of Kenya UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Jasna Matic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of the Republic of Serbia UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Jasna Matic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Information Society of the Republic of Serbia UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Genoveva da Conceicao Lino, Minister of Family and the Promotion of Women and Head of the Angolan Delegation to CSW UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Genoveva da Conceicao Lino, Minister of Family and the Promotion of Women and Head of the Angolan Delegation to CSW UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Genoveva da Conceicao Lino, Minister of Family and the Promotion of Women and Head of the Angolan Delegation to CSW UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Mervat Tallawy, President of the Egypcian National Council of Women UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Mervat Tallawy, President of the Egypcian National Council of Women UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Fiza Batool Gillani, Goodwill Ambassador on Women's Empowerment and Head of the Pakistan Delegation to CSW UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Fiza Batool Gillani, Goodwill Ambassador on Women's Empowerment and Head of the Pakistan Delegation to CSW UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Gertrude I. Mongella, Secretary General of the 4th World Conference on Women UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Meng Xiaosi, Head of the Chinese Delegation to CSW, Vice President of the All-China Women's Federation UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Meng Xiaosi, Head of the Chinese Delegation to CSW, Vice President of the All-China Women's Federation UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Meng Xiaosi, Head of the Chinese Delegation to CSW, Vice President of the All-China Women's Federation UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Meng Xiaosi, Head of the Chinese Delegation to CSW, Vice President of the All-China Women's Federation UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs of Bangladesh UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs of Bangladesh UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with GEAR Latin America Group UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Lulama Xingwana, Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities of the Republic of South Africa UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Badraa Dolgor, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Deputy Chair for the National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Badraa Dolgor, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Deputy Chair for the National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet meets with Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Minister for Social Welfare of Sudan
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The Opening of CSW 56

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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.

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UN Women Commission on the Status of Women: 1946-1950

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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.

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UN Women Grants in Rural Kyrgyzstan

Galima Milks Her Cows Each Morning Community Milk Tank Profits Rural Farmers Preparing Grain for Grinding and Cleaning New Equipment Improves Village Life Bakery Grows with New Equipment More Bread, More Jobs Community Works to Re-Open Kindergarten Children Attend Refurbished School Kindergarten Teacher Medical Care at the Aged Persons Center Village Elders Make Crafts Portrait of Rural Woman, Kyrgyzstan New Wool Brushing Machine Increases Productivity Women Process Raw Wool Women Create Wool Handicrafts
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

Dancilla Speaks at Meeting of Farmers' Cooperative Ibyiza Birimbere Cooperative Outgrows Old Storeroom Young People Notice Increased Women's Participation Euphrasia Describes How Life Has Improved Training Helps Narrow Gender Gap Cocamu Coffee Cooperative Women Farmers With Their Coffee Trees Cooperative Helps Most Vulnerable Members A Tour of the Coffee Cooperative Investment in New Equipment Improves Productivity Cooperative Vice President With New Washing Station
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.