“There were six soldiers; they came into my house,” recalls one Congolese woman, her gaze fixed and sad. “Immediately they pointed their guns at me,” says another survivor, holding her infant son in her arms. “They asked me ‘do you want to live or die?’”
The e-discussion on indigenous peoples and inequalities begins on 27 November and will continue for three weeks. To be co-moderated by by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, this discussion will look at the causes and trends in inequality affecting indigenous peoples and how they are addressed in the post-2015 [...]
Say yes to women’s participation in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – UN Women engagement at COP-18 in Doha
Dubbed ‘Gender Day,’ women’s role in climate change agreements was in the spotlight on this second day of the 18th Conference of Parties (COP-18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Darfur has known conflict and tragedy for years. Sounds of gunfire and heavy shelling fill the air, with both sides killing and displacing many thousands of women and children. But for Intisar Ginded, a mother of one, the pursuit of peace in Darfur is an ideal worth highlighting.
A new partnership between UN Women and the Loomba Foundation will promote the empowerment of widows through global advocacy and economic empowerment projects in three countries – Guatemala, Malawi, and India. The partnership was announced at a dinner in London organised by the Loomba Foundation and attended by Cherie Blair, President of the Loomba Foundation, [...]
Speech by Michelle Bachelet at Expert Group Meeting on “Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post 2015 Development Framework and the SDGs”
Speech by UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet at Expert Group Meeting on “Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post 2015 Development Framework and the SDGs”26 November 2012.
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at a Dinner organized by the Loomba Foundation to launch International Widows Day 2013 in London on Thursday 22 November 2012.
Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Dircetor for Policy and Programme, John Hendra, Applying a Gender Perspective to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. 26 November 2012.
Doris John sells vegetables, mostly, pawpaw and eggplants at the Gordons Market in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This is how she makes her living since she abandoned an abusive husband. She left behind a violent relationship, only to confront a different form of violence in her workplace. “After our sales, some people followed us [...]
Media Advisory: Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
“A promise is A Promise” is the theme of the Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women organized by the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.