International Women’s Day 2013 – Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet stresses that discrimination and violence against women and girls have no place in the 21st century. “Enough is enough”, she says in a message of both outrage and hope that discrimination and violence must end.
CSW 57: Ending violence against women
From Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March 2013, thousands of participants will gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the annual Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s commission focuses on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
CSW57 Chair Marjon Kamara Welcome Message
Marjon Kamara, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations and Chair of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, welcomes everyone to this year’s session. The session opens 4 March 2013 at UN headquarters in New York and focuses on the theme of elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. Meetings and events will take place at UN headquarters from Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March 2013.
A Promise is A Promise
“A Promise is A Promise” is the official video of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. It was launched on 28 November 2012, during the UN’s official commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which was celebrated around the world on Sunday, 25 November.
UNiTE survivor stories
United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women presents voices from survivors. Their stories remind us why taking a stand to prevent these crimes is critical.
South Africa – From Victim to Victor
In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk. Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: “curative” or “corrective” rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. We travel to South Africa to meet several survivors, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination.
Cambodia: Reclaiming Life after Acid Attacks
Acid attacks are a widespread human rights violation most often perpetrated against women. Yet many survivors do not have access to adequate legal, medical and psychological support. With support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) responds to the needs of women and girls affected by acid attacks and implements measures to prevent attacks from happening in the first place and to bring perpetrators to justice. The project serves 2,000 women and their communities in Cambodia, Nepal, and Uganda. (Producer: UN Women; Date of Release: November 2011)