(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.
Discurso de clausura de Michelle Bachelet en el 57º periodo de sesiones de la Comisión de la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer
(English) Closing Statement of Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
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) Ms. Lakshmi Puri statement at the first session of the meeting of the open working group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Disculpa, pero esta entrada está disponible sólo en English.
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.
(English) A multimedia installation, created by ART WORKS Projects and co-presented by UN Women, documenting the dynamic challenges and successes experienced by women and girls in Afghanistan launches this week on Capitol Hill. The exhibit, Women Between Peace and War: Afghanistan, will be presented in conjunction with Rep. Donna F. Edwards [MD-04] and will be open for public viewing in the Rayburn Foyer on 14 and 15 March.
(English) At a side event on 11 March, UN Women launched a new briefing kit on laws and services for domestic workers and highlighted the need for more coherent, gender-sensitive and rights-based migration and labour policies, as well as accountability and compliance.