Press Release: UN Women Fund for Gender Equality Announces USD 12.5 Million in Grants for women’s economic and political participation
Nearly 100 high impact initiatives in 50 countries have received grants in the last three years of the Fund’s grant making.
On Monday 3 December, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Indonesia and Thailand.
“Getting to Zero”: Working together to end the twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and Violence against Women
On occasion of World AIDS Day 2012, five UN Trust Fund grantees respond to the question: Is it possible to get to Zero HIV/AIDS without Zero Violence against Women?
Message by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, on the occasion of World AIDS Day. 1 December 2012.
To mark World AIDS Day (1 December) we profile the life of a woman who is claiming her rights as a member of the Peruvian Network of Positive Women.
During a four-day consultation, more than 60 experts discussed ways to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are fully integrated into any future global development framework beyond 2015.
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security
Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, at the Open Debate of Security Council on Women and Peace and Security, 30 November 2012.
New York, 30 November – Today at the UN Security Council Open Debate to mark the 12th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called on world leaders to provide determined leadership, dedicated resources and direct opportunities to enable women to contribute to the maintenance [...]
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the Official Commemoration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women
Remarks by Michelle Bachelet on the occasion of the Official Commemoration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. A Promise is A Promise. 28 November 2012.
Escaping the scourge of female genital mutilation in Tanzania: a Maasai girls’ school provides scholarships for those at risk
“You need to be circumcised to be married, so that if you get pregnant you don’t bring shame to your family,” explains Nengai, a proud, 26-year-old school teacher. In Gelai, the rural village where she grew up, all of the girls she knew were circumcised, usually after they completed primary school. Her own mother came [...]