(English) Press Release: UN Women in Afghanistan strongly condemns “honour killings” of women and girls
(English) Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” have been reported by the media and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) recorded three cases of such killings across the country during the month of March. This includes a young girl buried alive by her brother and father in Kishim district of Badakhshan Province.
(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) Michelle Bachelet welcomes the appointment of Mary Robinson as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa
(English) The former UN High Commissioner and former President of Ireland will serve as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region of Africa. Her appointment is an historic first and a major milestone in the progress of women’s rights and gender equality.
(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) On World Water Day, UN Women spotlights the need to ensure access to drinking water and sanitation for all
(English) On World Water Day, UN Women is calling attention to the urgent need to increase access to clean water and basic sanitation and to support the initiative of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to enhance progress on sanitation ahead of the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
(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.
Communiqué de Presse: Les priorités du programme de développement mondial seront définies à l’issue d’un effort de sensibilisation sans précédent auprès du grand public
New York, 21 mars 2013 – L’Organisation des Nations Unies a présenté ce jour les premiers résultats de la « conversation mondiale », un processus de consultation sans précédent par le biais duquel les citoyens du monde entier ont été invités à aider les États membres à façonner le programme de développement futur des Nations Unies, qui s’appuiera sur [...]
(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.
Les forces armées et de sécurité malienne renforcent leurs capacités sur la protection des femmes et des enfants en situation de conflit
Un programme en partenariat avec ONU Femmes et quatre autres agences des Nations Unies vise à former 4.000 forces de défense et de sécurité et à sensibiliser 20.000 militaires sur le front sur la protection des femmes, des enfants et le droit humanitaire international.
Allocution de clôture de Michelle Bachelet à la 57e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme
(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.