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Toutes les nuits les filles reçoivent la visite d’un nouvel homme, d’un « nouveau mari » : Saran Keïta Diakité raconte
(English) Saran Keïta Diakité is a lawyer in Mali and President of the Malian branch of the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security (Réseau Paix et Sécurité des Femmes de l’Espace CEDEAO). As the Donor Conference on Mali starts in Brussels, in her own words she speaks about the atrocities occurring in her country, which has been plagued by political instability and the proliferation of armed groups that have uprooted more than 415,000 people since a military coup d’état in March 2012. She also talks about the work of her NGO, supported by UN Women, to assist survivors of violence, provide access to justice, and to ensure women have a say in peace negotiations. She was one of four female mediators who took part in peace negotiations from 15-17 April 2012 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Saran also recently spoke in April 2013 at the UN Security Council’s Open Debate on conflict-related sexual violence in New York.
(English) Latin American and Caribbean women chart their priorities for the new global development agenda
(English) To give women more voice in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda, UN Women is organizing various consultations globally. Recently they took place in the Americas and the Caribbean, bringing forth the priorities of the region.
(English) UN Women deplores the rape of a 5-year-old and calls for greater accountability of service providers
(English) In a statement, UN Women India strongly deplores the continuing cases of sexual violence against women and girls, including the recent barbaric rape of a girl child in New Delhi. The urgent need to promote and protect the rights of women and girls in India and punishment for perpetrators is strongly urged.
(English) At one of the largest refugee camps in Jordan, Syrian refugees are attending tailoring workshops and taking part in a programme to sew baby outfits for new mothers at camp hospitals. While earning an income, they are bonding with others and speaking up about gender-based violence.
(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
La Directrice exécutive d’ONU Femmes lance un appel en faveur d’un processus de paix inclusif et pour l’arrêt immédiat des atteintes aux droits fondamentaux des femmes perpétrées en raison du conflit en cours au Mali
En visite au Mali, la Secrétaire générale adjointe de l’ONU et Directrice exécutive d’ONU Femmes, Mme Michelle Bachelet, a lancé un appel pour que l’aide humanitaire soit acheminée sans entraves et que cessent l’escalade de la violence et les atteintes aux droits de l’homme perpétrées dans le Nord du pays, et notamment les violences sexuelles à l’égard des femmes.