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I Got Flowers Today: Ending violence against women – the missing MDG

12 March 2014

At a 11 March reception in honour of Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted the importance of ending violence against women and read adapted excerpt from the poem "I Got Flowers Today". More

European Union and UN Women to fund initiatives for gender equality in Chile

14 June 2013

As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector supported by UN Women are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected. More

EU-wide protection for victims of domestic violence becomes law

06 June 2013

As pledged under the COMMIT initiative, the European Union has adopted an EU-wide protection order, to recognize protection and restraining orders issued against perpetrators of violence across all EU Member States. More

We are integral to sustainable peace, recovery and development, say Malian women

15 May 2013

At a conference for international donors in Brussels on 15 May, Malian women will present their recommendations, calling for more effective contributions to economic development and for women to play a greater role in conflict resolution and rebuilding of their country. 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

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