Droits de l’homme
(English) As the International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic work turns two, a look at how Governments, unions and the private sector supported by UN Women are working towards ensuring that this female-dominated profession is regulated and worker’s rights are protected.
(English) Uruguay was the first country to ratify International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic workers’ rights, adopted two years back on 16 June 2011, in Geneva. A Uruguayan union leader looks back on that achievement, its impact and what remains to be done.
Article d’opinion : Un objectif mondial en faveur de l’égalité des sexes, des droits des femmes et de leur autonomisation
(English) In a new editorial article, Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN, puts forth the organization’s call for a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 agenda, by focusing on three critical areas: safety, access and voice.
(English) Lakshmi Puri: “Gender inequalities affect health outcomes and must be addressed accordingly”
(English) Remarks by UN Women Acting Head and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri at a meeting hosted by H4+ and the Inter-agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV among Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children, during the Women Deliver Conference, 29 May 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(English) Breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls: UN report calls for urgent action
(English) A new study launched today during the XII Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, reveals that indigenous girls have a greater risk of experiencing violence due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face.
(English) Joint UN statement read by John Hendra for the launch of the inter-agency study on breaking the silence on violence against indigenous girls
(English) Joint UN statement read by John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women at the launch of the inter-agency study: “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women: A call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America” on 28 May 2013 in New York.
(English) Press Statement by UN Women Acting Head Lakshmi Puri at the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia, 28 May.
(English) « Women deliver for us all, now it is time for the world to deliver for women: » Lakshmi Puri
(English) Remarks of Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women at the Opening Panel of the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2013.
(English) “Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want – How a Post-2015 agenda can address the human rights challenges of the 21st century”
(English) Remarks during the panel discussion: “Freedom from Fear and Freedom from Want – How a Post-2015 agenda can address the human rights challenges of the 21st century – Recommendations emerging from a Global Conversation,” delivered by Dan Seymour, Deputy Director, Programme Division, on behalf of John Hendra, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director Policy and Programme, UN Women, on 21 May 2013.