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The following photos and videos capture key moments of UN Women events at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and illustrate some of the work that UN Women and its partners are carrying out.

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UN Women events at Rio+20 Conference

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At the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, UN Women Executive director Michelle Bachelet called for robust policies and strong commitments that fully reflect women's central role in sustainable development and bring real change in people's lives and highlighted that gender equality is fundamental to a sustainable future.

UN Women events at Rio+20 archived webcasts

The Future Women Want: Leaders' Forum on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development

The UN Women Leaders' Forum panel event featured government leaders, UN heads of agencies, grassroots activists, and private sector representatives, with the aim of highlighting strategies and programmes that foster gender equality and sustainable development..

The Future Women Want: Leaders' Summit on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Development

A follow up event to the Leaders'Forum the UN Women Leaders' Summit showcased strong commitment from world leaders and amplified women's voices. It also called for robust policies and strong commitments on removing discriminatory barriers.

Community leadership for disaster preparedness: Patum Thani province, Thailand

UN Women is working to promote gender-sensitive community-based flood response The worst flood in seventy years hit Thailand in 2011 Women and men are affected differently in emergency situations Chaluay Kawaonag leads a disaster-preparedness meeting Working together as partners Mobilizing during disaster Women's leadership during crisis Women offer a unique perspective Women offer a unique perspective Coping better Boats were far too few during the floods Evidence of the flood damage lingers on Living with floods, but coping better During the floods, a new role for the old airport Don Muang Aiport after the floods Don Muang Aiport after the floods Staying back Everyday leadership Access to information Looking towards the future
In Thailand, UN Women, is working with the NGOs Chumchon Thai Foundation, the Friends of Women Foundation, and government partners, to support women's leadership in community based disaster management response and recovery efforts, in the aftermath of the Thailand floods. read more »

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, to expand membership to include more women members, to increase women's representation in their decision making structures and to prioritize opportunities to the most vulnerable women members. read more »

A Day in the Life of a Rural Woman Milk Collector

Galima Muhametarimovna leads a calf to its mother on her small farm Galima Muhametarimovna cleans a bucket before milking one of her four cows in her yard Galima Muhametarimovna collects five to six liters per day of milk Galima Muhametarimovna collects five to six liters per day of milk Galima Muhametarimovna collects five to six liters per day of milk Galima Muhametarimovna collects five to six liters per day of milk Galima Muhametarimovna milks her cows each morning, contributing the milk to a local Milk Collection Center Galima Muhametarimovna and her son prepare the milk they collected from the family cows for a milk collection truck Galima Muhametarimovna and her son strain the milk they collected from the family cows before the arrival of a milk collection truck Galima Muhametarimovna and her son prepare the milk they collected from the family cows to be measured for its fat content A worker from the Ak Zhalga Milk Collection Station in the village of Altymysh, Kyrgyzstan, measures the fat content of milk produced by cows A worker from the Ak Zhalga Milk Collection Station in the village of Altymysh, Kyrgyzstan, measures the fat content of milk produced by cows Galima Muhametarimovna and her family look on as a worker from the Ak Zhalga Milk Collection Station in the village of Altymysh, Kyrgyzstan, records her daily contribution of milk Galima Muhametarimovna prepares to deliver milk A worker from the Ak Zhalga Milk Collection Station in the village of Altymysh, Kyrgyzstan, collects milk
This photo slideshow takes you on a journey of a woman from Kyrgyzstan's Kemin district, who milks cows for a living. Before UN Women provided a grant to open a milk collection point in her district, she earned between 11 to 15 US cents per liter of milk. Today she earns 29 US cents per liter, boosting her family's income and food security. read more »

Videos


Bread Winner, Bread Maker

In a land torn apart by years of bitter conflict, feeding the family is a constant challenge. UNTV travels to the occupied Palestinian territory to meet inspirational women who are helping to sustain their communities by combining better nutrition with economic opportunities.

Colombia: Wayuu Gold, Fighting for Access to Fresh Water

In some parts of the world it's as rare as gold — and getting a hold of some, nearly impossible. To one of Colombia's largest indigenous groups indigenous groups, Wayuu, that gold is fresh water. Soon their water will be siphoned from Wayuu lands through new pipes to a nearby town, where the population is not indigenous. As struggles for ethnic rights, such as access to water, are recreated across the country, the community deals with an additional strain on their resources — climate change.

Safe and Friendly Cities for All

UN Women, UNICEF, and UN-HABITAT have launched a five-year programme, “Safe and Friendly Cities for All, that aims at making women and children feel safer in their local neighbourhoods, while improving their quality of life. The new partnership will address these challenges by supporting a variety of initiatives in the participating cities.