Eliminación de la violencia contra las mujeres
(English) Bringing drama into the streets: interactive theatre performances counter violence against women in Bangladesh
(English) In parks, town halls and street corners across southern Bangladesh, nearly 200 children and youth are producing and performing street plays to actively engage and empower onlookers to take steps against gender violence.
(English) UN Women urges implementation of historic global agreement to end violence against women and girls
(English) In the follow-up to the historic global agreement reached at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women to prevent and end violence against women and girls, UN Women today called for action to translate it into reality for women and girls globally.
(English) UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra participated in a panel on the “Key gender equality issues to be reflected in the post-2015 development framework” on 7 March during the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). The objective of the panel was to solicit the views of CSW Member States and civil society on key issues in the post-2015 agenda.
(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.
Respaldando los esfuerzos para poner fin a la impunidad para los feminicidios y crímenes motivados por el género
(English) During a CSW57 side event on “Gender-motivated killings of women,” UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet detailed UN efforts to end impunity through legal reforms to establish femicide as a specific crime – particularly in Latin America, where rates are highest.
(English) After more than 10 years of advocacy and legislative wrangling, on 19 December, 2012 Tajikistan’s Lower House of Parliament approved a bill to provide protection for survivors and prevent domestic violence. The Upper House is expected to pass it into law in the coming months.
(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
Nadando contra la corriente: policías ‘salmones’ atienden a mujeres en situación de violencia en El Salvador
(English) Under the new law against violence in El Salvador, a Specialized Institutional Police Unit to assist women in situations of violence has been created and is working to build a safer city. Its members have earned the nickname of “salmon” since they go against the current.
En el Centro Mehwar, las sobrevivientes curan sus heridas, recuperan su autoestima y reciben una educación para poder transformar sus vidas.
(English) Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific
(English) One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries.