Photo Gallery: High Level Event on Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice
Egypt : “I Wish” photo essay
In Cairo – where women face sexual harassment on a daily basis as they go to school, work or even to visit the doctor – UN Women has lent support to an innovative advocacy campaign led by a group of young activists striving to make their communities safer.
Women migrant workers blaze trails in Bangladesh
The earnings of Bangladesh’s female migrant workers account for roughly 13 per cent of its GDP, yet many face exploitation, violence and hardship largely alone. Through photos, see how growing efforts by the Bangladeshi public and government, with UN Women, are better preparing, protecting and empowering its most intrepid female workers.
Your ID, Your Rights
In November 2011, UN Women, in partnership with the UNDP, the Ministry of State for Administrative Development, the Ministry of Interior, the Social Fund for Development and the Civil Status Organization, launched the Women Citizenship Initiative, a three-year project that aims to provide 2 million identification cards for women living in rural and marginalized areas, and thereby ensure their basic rights as citizens during the democratic transformation in Egypt. “Your ID, Your Rights,” demonstrates how a single card can go a long way in empowering women and helping them become fully active citizens in their society.
What Does Justice Mean to You?
Marking the launch of UN Women’s first flagship report Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice in 2011, this video collectively voices what justice means to both women and men worldwide. It invites you, in turn, to consider what justice means to you.
Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women
It was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come to Liberia, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. Nonetheless, Liberia’s women are now taking positions of power and filling roles usually dominated by men. And it’s making a difference.