Gobernanza, liderazgo y participación política
(English) Amid violence-fraught local and regional elections, in which 14 candidates were killed, 300 women contenders were trained by UN Women and the Iraq Foundation. Many emerged successful and thanks to a quota law, women will probably hold 26 per cent of seats on local councils across Iraq.
(English) 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.
(English) With general elections approaching, Zimbabwean women hope to see women’s representation grow in Parliament, which is also mandated by the new Constitution approved by referendum in March.
(English) Lakshmi Puri highlights the need for concerted action to provide sustainable, life-saving energy solutions
(English) Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women Lakshmi Puri takes part in high-level meetings in Washington D.C. from 18-21 April, aimed at stepping up cooperation between the UN and the World Bank. On Friday she will discuss UN Women’s efforts to increase access to modern energy sources for women’s health facilities and services.
(English) UN Women calls for greater participation of women to achieve peace in Sahel and urge world leaders to protect and advance women’s rights
(English) Sahel Conference says women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery
(English) Press release on the Sahel Conference: Some 40 women from the Sahel met today to underline the crucial contributions women from the region are making to economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention, and to explore ways to enhance their role in these areas.
(English) Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
(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.
(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.
El siglo de la inclusión y la plena participación de las mujeres: Conferencia de Kapuscinski por Michelle Bachelet
Conferencia de Kapuscinski: Michelle Bachelet, Secretaria General Adjunta de las Naciones Unidas y Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres: “El siglo de la inclusión y la plena participación de las mujeres”. Dublín, Irlanda. 21 de febrero de 2013.