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Photo Gallery: High Level Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice

Maha Akeel of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation attends the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women United States Attorney General Eric Holder attends the High-level Lunch Event on Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speaks with attendees at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice Alfredo Moreno, Chile's Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks with Villy Søvndal, Denmark's Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice UN Secretary-General delivers the opening remarks at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women on 24 September 2012 Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, speaks at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women South African president Jacob Zuma highlights his country's efforts to increase women's participation in all levels of the justice chain during the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice Dipu Moni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, speaks about gender equality and the justice system in her country at the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, listens as attending delegations outline commitments to advance women's justice during a high-level luncheon on co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women Villy Søvndal, Denmark's Minister of Foreign Affairs, details his governments efforts to to increases women's access to justice during the High-level Lunch Event co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women Miroslav Lajčák, Slovakia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks during the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women Linda Gumelar, Minister of  Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia, speaks during the  High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, delivers remarks during the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice, co-hosted by Finland, South Africa and UN Women on 24 September 2012 Irene Khan, Director-General of the International Development Law Organization, moderates the  High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for action to ensure the rule of law guarantees women's equal rights, equal opportunities and equal participation during the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice Uza Azima Shakoor, Attorney General of Maldives, attends the High-level Lunch Event on Strengthening Women's Access to Justice

Egypt : “I Wish photo essay

In Cairo - where women face sexual harassment on a daily basis as they go to school, work or even to visit the doctor - UN Women has lent support to an innovative advocacy campaign led by a group of young activists striving to make their communities safer.

Women migrant workers blaze trails in Bangladesh

The earnings of Bangladesh's female migrant workers account for roughly 13 per cent of its GDP, yet many face exploitation, violence and hardship largely alone. Through photos, see how growing efforts by the Bangladeshi public and government, with UN Women, are better preparing, protecting and empowering its most intrepid female workers.

Videos

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, demonstrates how a single card can go a long way in empowering women and helping them become fully active citizens in their society.

What Does Justice Mean to You?

Marking the launch of UN Women's first flagship report Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice in 2011, this video collectively voices what justice means to both women and men worldwide. It invites you, in turn, to consider what justice means to you.

Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women

It was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come to Liberia, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. Nonetheless, Liberia's women are now taking positions of power and filling roles usually dominated by men. And it's making a difference.