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Coverage: Towards justice and gender equality to build peace

01 December 2016

Today, at an event in New York, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec joined María Emma Mejía, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations; Margarita Cabello, President of Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice and other dignitaries to discuss Colombia’s progress and challenges in the pursuit of peace and gender equality. More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Hissène Habré

31 May 2016

In a statement welcoming the historic conviction for crimes including rape and sexual slavery by the former President of Chad, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said UN Women stands in solidarity with the survivors of his crimes. She signals that “UN Women is committed to ensuring that this global momentum for accountability continues to grow, until there is an unstoppable force for justice which makes these crimes a relic of the past.” More

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba by the International Criminal Court

22 March 2016

UN Women welcomes the landmark conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba by the International Criminal Court on 21 March 2016, for his failure to prevent and punish the rape, murder and pillage committed by his troops in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. More

Reparations soon for conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo*

17 March 2016

Kosovo begins implementation of the law that gives legal recognition to civilian survivors of the armed conflict and allows them to claim survivor benefits. More

Landmark ruling in Guatemala a victory against sexual violence in armed conflict

03 March 2016

On 26 February, a Guatemalan court convicted two former military officers of crimes against humanity against 11 indigenous Q’eqchi’ women who were subjected to sexual violence, sexual and domestic slavery, the forced disappearance of their husbands, as well as the murder and cruel treatment of a woman and her two small daughters. The historic verdict is being hailed by human rights experts as a major victory in accountability for conflict-related sexual violence. More

Joint Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Zainab Hawa Bangura on the signing on 15 December 2015 of the agreement on conflict victims between the Government of Colombia and FARC-EP

17 December 2015

This statement is attributable to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. More

Press Release: Amidst rising extremism, women’s role in peace and recovery remains hampered and underutilized

12 October 2015

The United Nations Security Council willconduct an all-day Open Debate in commemoration of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The historic review comes at a moment when the world is grappling with rising violent extremism that places the subordination of women at the centre of the ideology and war tactics, and violence and conflict are costing the planet over USD 14 trillion. In direct contrast, striking new research shows that peace endures when women can participate meaningfully in peace talks, and States are more resilient in the face of conflict and extremism when gender equality is prioritized. More

“Reparations are not just about justice. They are also about empowerment” – Executive Director

01 August 2014

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to present the Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence during a Dialogue with Member States on the Rule of Law at the International Level, New York, 1 August 2014. More

In the words of Evelyn Amony: “I was forced to become one of his 27 'wives' ”

08 May 2014

Evelyn Amony was abducted by the Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) when she was only 12 years old. For nearly three decades, this rebel group has committed a range of atrocities including the abduction of children, rape, killing, maiming and sexual slavery. Today Evelyn is Chair of the Women’s Advocacy Network, comprised of over 400 formerly abducted and war-affected women, many of whom are speaking out and effectively advocating for gender justice in Uganda. In her own words, she tells her story… More

Ugandan Parliament adopts resolution to address needs of war-affected women

23 April 2014

Years of advocacy by women’s rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern Uganda pays off. Justice for conflict-affected women in Uganda took a big step forward as the Parliament unanimously passed a resolution calling for establishment of special programmes for people affected by the LRA war in northern Uganda. More

UN Women welcomes new Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza in Central African Republic, expresses concern at ongoing situation and calls for justice and services for women

23 January 2014

UN Women welcomes the election of Catherine Samba-Panza as the Head of State of the Transition of the Central African Republic, the first female Head of State in CAR, and expresses hope that the transition will pave a path to peace and justice in the country. More

Trainings in Colombia build expertise on investigating gender-based crimes

22 January 2014

With 25 participants from around the world, including public prosecutors, investigators, human rights researchers, forensic experts and public policy advisors, a special training course on “Investigating Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence as International Crimes” is taking place in Bogota, Colombia from 19-25 January. More

Press release: UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice

18 October 2013

By unanimous vote, the Security Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States to dismantle the barriers, create the space, and provide seats at the table for women. More

UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 on conflict-related sexual violence

27 June 2013

UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) on 24 June, the sixth resolution on Women, Peace and Security, and the fourth one focused on conflict-related sexual violence. More

Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge

24 June 2013

As the United Nations Security Council adopts a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence today, we detail the efforts of a UN Trust Fund-supported programme that works to ensure that sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge during the 1974-1979 genocide in Cambodia is never forgotten. More

Lakshmi Puri speech on Women Peace and Security

07 June 2013

In a speech as part of a lecture series by the Liechtenstein Center for Self-Determination, Princeton University, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri stressed that women’s empowerment is key to preventing violations of their rights. More

How to achieve transformative justice for women through reparations in the wake of conflict

08 March 2013

On March 7, 2013, during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra moderated a high-level side event titled “Achieving Gender Justice: The Case for Reparations”. The event, co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Finland, the ICC Liaison Office to the UN and Global Action to Prevent War, addressed the question of “how to achieve transformative justice for women through reparations processes in the wake of conflict”. More

Opening Remarks by John Hendra at the Side Event “Achieving Gender Justice: The Case for Reparations”

07 March 2013

Opening Remarks by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the Government of Finland, the International Criminal Court (ICC), and Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW) Side Event “Achieving Gender Justice: The Case for Reparations,” 7 March 2013 More

Training experts to investigate cases of sexual and gender-based violence as international crimes

29 January 2013

To increase the pool of experts that can be rapidly deployed to participate in investigations into gender-based crimes during conflict, UN Women, Justice Rapid Response (JRR) and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), have jointly developed a specialized training course for judges and other experts. More

Malian women make their voices heard: emergency aid, participation in the peace process, and justice for all

25 January 2013

As UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet attends the African Union Summit, we hear from the displaced women in Mali, who met with Ms. Bachelet during her 9 January visit to the war-torn country. More

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