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Forging a new path: Women at the peace tables in Myanmar

October 31, 2012

This week, on the 12th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women, in partnership with the non-profit organizations Swisspeace and Shalom Foundation, is hol More

Young Palestinian activists carry out their role in bringing about peace

October 25, 2012

In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women -a bastion for older-generation prominent women politicians- two young Palestinian women listen to the discussions, feeling a little shy in the More

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the 20th anniversary gala of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)

October 24, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the 20th anniversary gala of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR). New York, 24 October 2012. [Check against delivery] It is an honor for me to accept this award, More

Zimbabwean women police officers make inroads as members of the ‘blue berets’

October 24, 2012

For Assistant Police Commissioner Charity Charamba, who served as a peacekeeper for three years in Liberia, being the third-highest ranking official in the mission had its gender challenges. More

Press statement delivered on behalf of Michelle Bachelet after her visit to Haiti

October 23, 2012

Press Statement delivered on behalf of Michelle Bachelet upon completing her official visit to Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti. 23 October 2012. [Check against delivery] I am honoured to return to Hait More

Forgotten Sisters: Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities

October 23, 2012

Opening Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Panel Discussion on Preventing and Ending Violence against Women with Disabilities. New York, More

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits Haiti

October 22, 2012

A displaced woman with her child in front of her shelter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo credit: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina On 22nd October, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women More

“No girl- no person- should ever have to pay with her life for her rights,” Michelle Bachelet tells students

October 19, 2012

Students at the NEST+m school pose for a photo with UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of UN Day and the UN4U programme in Manahttan, NY, on 19 October, 2012. Photo credit: More

Speech by Michelle Bachelet at the NEST+m school, 2012 UN4U event

October 19, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, at the at the NEST+m school, UN4U 2012 event. New York, 19 October 2012. [Check against delivery] Thank you. I was here. I'm glad to be More

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at the first ASEAN Ministerial meeting on UN Women

October 19, 2012

First ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women (AMMW). Photo credit: ASEAN Secretariat 2012. Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at the first ASEAN Ministerial meeting on UN Women (AM More

Taking on the Challenge of Fragility: High-Level Panel during European Development Days

October 18, 2012

Remarks delivered by John Hendra, UN Women Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, at the High Level Panel on Taking on the Challenge of Fragility as part of the European Developmen More

The Executive Director of UN Women meets representatives of civil society before concluding her visit to Peru

October 18, 2012

On 16 October, Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, took part in an international conference on social inclusion entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion at the s More

Take part in UN Women’s Knowledge Gateway on women’s economic empowerment

October 18, 2012

UN Women is inviting you to participate in a survey to assess the specific resource needs for its Knowledge Gateway on Women's Economic Empowerment, to promote information and knowledge-sharing, colla More

Press Release: EU Commission – UN Women launch new partnership on women’s empowerment

October 17, 2012

UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 17 October 2012 UN Woman Deputy Executive Director John Hendra (left) and European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan F More

Watch live web streaming of Panel Discussion on Taking on the Challenge of Fragility: Towards stronger commitment of public and private sector together with civil society in fragile states

October 17, 2012

UN Women Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director John Hendra will participate as a speaker in the High Level Panel “Taking on the Challenge of Fragility: Towards stronger commitment More

Women entrepreneurship to reshape the economy in MENA through innovation: High-Level Panel during European Development Days

October 17, 2012

Welcoming Remarks delivered by John Hendra, UN Women Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, at the High Level Panel on Women Entrepreneurship to Reshape the Economy in MENA through More

“Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”: speech by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, in Lima

October 16, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the event “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion, in Lima, Peru on 16 Octobe More

Mobilization by municipalities to end violence against women

October 16, 2012

A conversation with Silvia Loli Espinoza, coordinator of the project “Articulation of Policies and Actions to End Violence against Women in the Municipality of Lima, supported by the UN Trust Fund to More

Watch livestream of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speaking at a social inclusion event today in Lima

October 16, 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Peru, which will start with her participation at the internati More

Mona Saad: An Egyptian domestic worker’s journey to leadership

October 15, 2012

“My dream is that society would change its inferior view towards the profession of domestic work, and that all domestic workers would gain their social and legal rights equally as any other worker in More

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