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Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in South Africa for the 16 Days of Activism

Thursday, November 29, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in South Africa this week for a series of high-profile events marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, starting with an event hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Foundation with the Graça Machel Trust, Kuhluka Movement and Zoleka Mandela Foundation. The event featured keynote address by world-renowned media personality Oprah Winfrey and conversations with prominent African activists such as Josina Z Machel and Zoleka Mandela. More

UN Women and partners encourage feminist activism in South Africa

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A high-level forum held yesterday in South Africa has urged the role of feminist civic activism, youth and social movements in strengthening democracy, gender equality and sustainable development. More

In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thousands of women embarked on protest action on 1 August across South Africa to protest the scourge of gender-based violence. Women from all walks of life used the start of the country’s Women’s Month to demonstrate their frustration and anger at the increasing levels of gender-based violence in South Africa. More

Ending violence against women: the time is now, together

Friday, October 6, 2017

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, for the inaugural Annual Sonke Lecture at Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 October, 2017. More

Speech: Two sides of the same coin: gender inequality and violence against women

Monday, October 2, 2017

Opening Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the plenary session of the Five Days of Violence Prevention Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa More

In the words of Itumeleng Komanyane: If male policymakers don’t understand gender, how can they pass progressive policies to protect women?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Itumeleng Komanyane is the International Programme Manager at Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa, which advances gender equality and addresses HIV and AIDS across eighteen countries in Africa. At Sonke, she coordinated a multi-country project funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system) from 2011-2014, which focused on increasing support among men and boys to end gender based violence in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Recently, Komanyane attended the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. More

From where I stand: Florah Maswanganyi

Monday, August 29, 2016

Florah Maswanganyi, 54, is a farmer from Giyani Village in Limpopo province, South Africa. She took part in a workshop on the effects of climate change on rural women and women smallholder farmers, which aimed to strengthen rural women’s voices in advocating for gender-sensitive climate change agreements. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka celebrates Women’s Month in South Africa

Friday, August 19, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in South Africa from 10 - 19 August for the national celebration of “Women's Month”. More

“This agenda is truly an agenda for this generation to deliver on” — Executive Director

Friday, August 19, 2016

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the South Africa Women in Science Awards Gala in Johannesburg, South Africa More

UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment meets in South Africa

Friday, August 12, 2016

The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, together with UN Women, Oxfam and the University of the Witwatersrand, hosted a two-day regional consultation themed “Making Economies Work for Women in the South: What Will it Take?” in Johannesburg, South Africa on 11 and 12 August. More

“We want actionable recommendations that will change systems” — Executive Director

Friday, August 12, 2016

Opening remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, at the consultation event for the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment in South Africa. More

From where I stand: Lorraine Kakaza

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lorraine Kakaza is a community monitor volunteer from South Africa who uses podcasts to explain how unsafe water impacts women in her community. More

South African entrepreneurs share their success stories

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In South Africa, business skills training provided by UN Women in partnership with the Coca-Cola Company empowers women economically. More

From where I stand: Tebogo Mashego

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tebogo Mashego, 35, is an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Ditsogo Projects, a metal manufacturer and supplier of steel engineering services in Rustenburg, South Africa. More

Executive Director brings orange to the iconic Nelson Mandela bridge in South Africa

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On 1 December, United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visited her home country of South Africa, of which she is also former Deputy President.  More

Peacekeeping training for female officers extols role played by women in the military

Monday, October 12, 2015

The second UN peacekeeping training for female military officers, convened by UN Women in collaboration with the South African government, concluded after two busy weeks. Held at the South African Army School's Peace Mission Training Centre in Pretoria, the training was attended by 40 female officers from 26 countries around the world. It follows a successful first pilot held in Delhi, India earlier this year. More

UN Youth Delegate wraps up cross-continental cycling journey in South Africa

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

After travelling through 20 countries on two continents, UN Youth Delegate Jilt Van Schayik and his friend Teun Meulepas will wrap up their journey to hear what youth have to say about the post-2015 agenda. More

Biking to give youth a voice in the post-2015 roadmap

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

From Amsterdam to Cape Town, across northern and western Europe, and along Africa’s western coast, UN Youth Delegate Jilt Van Schayik and his friend Teun Meulepas are on a journey through 20 countries to hear what youth have and want to say about the post-2015 agenda. More

Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

While attending the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called on both the public and private sector to invest in women in order to achieve sustainable development in Africa. More

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director attends the African Union Summit

Monday, June 15, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is attending the 25th Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), from 14-15 June under the theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. More

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