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UN Women remembers the girl who was “SG for a day”

28 March 2016

Raquelina Fernando Langa—the promising young woman who came to New York in 2014 to spend a day as UN Secretary-General with Ban Ki-moon—has sadly passed away on 25 March 2016. More

Photo essay: Could a girl like me become SG?

13 August 2014

This photo essay tracks the visit on 12 August, International Youth Day, of Mozambican girl Raquelina Langa, who met and shadowed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the day and met with senior management at UN Women headquarters, including Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri. More

Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

03 July 2013

An innovative programme is increasing men’s participation in domestic activities to promote gender equality and address violence against women and girls. At least 1600 men have taken part in the course, which is supported by UN Women, and complemented by a series of awareness-raising activities. More

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

07 March 2013

Press release by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, United Nations Foundation and civil society organization. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). More

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative

07 March 2013

Opening remarks of Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, in her presentation of the Critical Services Initiative. 7 March 2013, New York. More

“Ride on! Speak Out!”: Nine countries, 15 bikers, one issue – ending violence against women

21 January 2013

A group of motorcycle buffs joined forces with Harley-Davidson Johannesburg and UN Women in a novel initiative to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Over 16 days, they rode 8,200 km, across Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. More

Q&A with health and communications expert, Carol Underwood, on reducing the risk of HIV infection among women and girls

26 April 2012

Dr. Underwood speaks about her work with southern African communities, and the links between economic empowerment and HIV prevention in young girls. More

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