(English) With water cooperation as the focus of this year’s World Water Day (22 March), we highlight the experience of the Kingolwira village in Tanzania, where water is scarce but women’s leadership and the community-wide construction of a small dam is now ensuring an equitable distribution of clean water.
(English) Malian armed and security forces gear up to better protect women and children in conflict situations
(English) A programme run by UN Women and four other UN agencies aims to train 4,000 members of Mali’s defence and security forces and raise awareness among at least 20,000 armed forces personnel around the protection of women and children and international humanitarian law.
(English) Opening Remarks by John Hendra at the Side Event: “Ending Abuse of Authority for Purposes of Sexual Exploitation (Sextortion): The Experience of the Judiciary in Tanzania”
(English) Opening Remarks by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women, at the Government of Tanzania Side Event: “Ending Abuse of Authority for Purposes of Sexual Exploitation (Sextortion): The Experience of the Judiciary in Tanzania,” 12 March 2013
(English) Press release by UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, United Nations Foundation and civil society organization. Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
(English) Cameroonian journalist and women’s rights advocate Chi Yvonne Leina is the founder and coordinator of Gender Danger, a grassroots women`s organization that is fighting to end the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. She will be attending the upcoming CSW this year as a World Pulse correspondent, in the hopes of raising awareness and creating partnerships to help her NGO expand its work to prevent breast ironing in Cameroon. We bring you her first-hand account of the practice of breast ironing as part of UN Women’s “In the Words of…” series.
(English) On the eve of Kenya’s Presidential elections on 4 March, schools and communities are raising awareness to prevent both electoral and domestic violence. Using theatre, art and an essay-writing competition, kids are tackling how to identify and report incidents of violence.
Entrevista con la Sra. Khadija Ouldemmou, Responsable de Proyecto, Asociación Democrática de Mujeres Marroquíes (ADFM) y defensora de las mujeres Soulalyat
(English) Following unprecedented mobilization of Soulalyates women in recent years the Government of Morocco has issued several rulings supporting land access and inheritance of Soulalyates women.
En Marruecos, alentadas por el éxito, las mujeres Soulalyat han hecho progresos en materia de derechos a la tierra
La Asociación Democrática de Mujeres Marroquíes brinda capacitación en materia de gestión a las mujeres rurales del grupo étnico Soulalyat para mejorar sus capacidades de promover los derechos a la propiedad y a la tenencia de la tierra consagrados en un decreto ministerial en 2012.
La Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres exhorta a tomar medidas osadas para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas, en ocasión de la cumbre de la Unión Africana
(English) Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, recently visited Ethiopia for the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Ms. Bachelet advocated for bringing women and youth to the center of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance and the urgent need to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.
En Tanzanía, una caravana de activistas visita cinco regiones en un viaje de ocho días para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres
(English) On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), we feature the efforts of Tanzanian activists who travelled by bus across the country, giving workshops, performances and urging people to raise awareness around violence against women and harmful traditional practices.