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“We are responsible for making our communities safe”—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

05 December 2016

[As delivered]  I would like to appreciate the presence of our many colleagues and partners here: the Honourable Governor of National Capital District Commission, the Australian High Commissioner, the New Zealand High Commissioner, the Representative of the European Union, colleagues from the United Nations, from the Australian National Committee, and our colleagues and friends from FIFA. It’s wonderful that you chose this country for this football tournament, which is so important... More

“There isn’t one single stakeholder that can deal with this alone”—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

02 December 2016

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Australian High Commission Forum on engagement with civil society to end gender-based violence, Papua New Guinea More

During the 16 Days, UN Women Executive Director to visit Papua New Guinea

30 November 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Papua New Guinea this week as part of her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. More

Making public transport safe for women and girls in Papua New Guinea

15 November 2016

In Papua New Guinea, UN Women is implementing the Safe Public Transport for Women and Children programme, which will support efforts to end sexual harassment in public spaces, and ensure increased access to economic opportunities for women. More

Women vendors improve markets in Papua New Guinea

14 April 2015

A new video about work to make markets safe for vendors in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (80 per cent of whom are women) showcases new infrastructure and better lighting to prevent violence, as well as a mobile bill-pay system to prevent extortion and abuse, among other improvements. More

UN Women Executive Board to hold its Annual Session from 17-19 June

16 June 2014

During its Annual Session, from 17-19 June 2014, the Executive Board will discuss recommendations stemming from its 2014 Joint Field Visit to Panama and El Salvador along with the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF and WFP from 23 March – 1 April. More

Making markets safe for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

11 April 2014

UN Women’s Port Moresby Safe City Programme will work with local authorities to make its busiest market safe for women vendors with new funding from the Government of New Zealand. More

In cities, efforts to make public spaces safer for women and girls

28 October 2013

On 25 October, marking Orange Day, cities around the world held activities to raise awareness and promote action to prevent and respond to sexual violence in public spaces. More

Preventing and ending violence against women is at the heart of UN Women’s mission: John Hendra

18 October 2013

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at a High-level Panel discussion on Taking Action against the Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls, on 18 October, 2013, in New York More

Half of men report using violence and a quarter perpetrate rape according to UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific

10 September 2013

On average, 4 per cent of respondents in nine sites across six countries said they had gang raped a woman or girl. This is the first time data from such a large sample has been gathered on gang rape. More

Joining forces with UN-Habitat to promote women’s voice, access and safety in sustainable urban development

11 June 2013

As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development. More

Speech by Michelle Bachelet : Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

07 March 2013

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women: Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.CSW Side Event. 07 March 2013. More

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

06 March 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York. More

Breaking the vicious circle of violence in local markets in Papua New Guinea

26 November 2012

Doris John sells vegetables, mostly, pawpaw and eggplants at the Gordons Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This is how she makes her living since she abandoned an abusive husband. She left behind a violent relationship, only to confront a different form of violence in her workplace. More

A Time for Women: An interview with two of Papua New Guinea’s newest women parliamentarians

29 August 2012

Since Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one. More

In Papua New Guinea, a new initiative boosts women candidates ahead of national elections

11 June 2012

An initiative to support women contesting in this year's National Elections in Papua New Guinea has been launched. The “Know Your Woman Candidate 2012: Vote Woman campaign is the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea, where women's participation in politics is extremely low. More

UN Women working towards a sustainable future

06 June 2012

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many initiatives that promote sustainable development solutions. More

Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific

06 March 2012

One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries. More

Using Performing Arts to End Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea

03 February 2012

Dramatizing violence! That's the motto of the community-based Seeds Theatre Group to address violence against women and girls in the densely populated communities of the Lae District in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. More

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