En Tayikistán, mujeres rurales adquieren habilidades empresariales y autonomía gracias a grupos de apoyo
(English) A UN Women supported project is training the families of migrants and rural women’s groups to start their own businesses, helping them access micro-credits, and fostering their economic empowerment. They also learn how to save energy and manage household budgets.
(English) A programme in seven countries advances efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality highlighting the links between violence against women and maternal health, and training midwives and community health workers to bring long-term change.
(English) A ministerial-level meeting on incorporating gender into extractive industries and natural resource management kicks off on today in Dar es Salaam, bringing together 30 participants from government, civil society, and the United Nations. The two-day meeting marks the beginning of a new partnership between Publish What You Pay and UN Women.
Naciones Unidas insta a actuar a 1.000 días del plazo para lograr los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio
(English) The United Nations and its partners around the world will observe the 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – during the next week to inspire further action.
El feminicidio en América Latina: la construcción de un protocolo regional para asegurar la justicia
Mientras que las mujeres en El Salvador trabajan para implementar una nueva ley contra los asesinatos de mujeres por motivos de género, ONU Mujeres y el ACNUDH se han unido para promover un protocolo regional contra estos delitos en toda América Latina y el Caribe.
(English) UN Women welcomes the adoption of the text of an Arms Trade Treaty yesterday in New York and congratulates Member States and Non-Governmental Organizations that lobbied for this important framework
¡Faltan 1.000 días para la fecha límite de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM)! ¿Dónde estamos en materia de derechos de las mujeres e igualdad de género? ¿Qué hace ONU Mujeres para apoyar el logro de los ODM?
(English) Press Release: UN Women in Afghanistan strongly condemns “honour killings” of women and girls
(English) Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” have been reported by the media and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) recorded three cases of such killings across the country during the month of March. This includes a young girl buried alive by her brother and father in Kishim district of Badakhshan Province.
(English) After Kenya’s recent national elections on 4 March, an unprecedented 87 of the 416 seats in the National Assembly and Senate will be held by women. As a new Constitutional requirement to ensure one-third representation, another 52 women will be nominated by 2015.