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.
Press Release: Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort
New York, 21 March 2013 – The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end [...]
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.
Malian armed and security forces gear up to better protect women and children in conflict situations
A programme run by UN Women and four other UN agencies aims to train 4,000 members of Mali’s defence and security forces and raise awareness among at least 20,000 armed forces personnel around the protection of women and children and international humanitarian law.
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.
During a CSW57 side event on “Gender-motivated killings of women,” UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet detailed UN efforts to end impunity through legal reforms to establish femicide as a specific crime – particularly in Latin America, where rates are highest.
After more than 10 years of advocacy and legislative wrangling, on 19 December, 2012 Tajikistan’s Lower House of Parliament approved a bill to provide protection for survivors and prevent domestic violence. The Upper House is expected to pass it into law in the coming months.
Ms. Lakshmi Puri statement at the first session of the meeting of the open working group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the first session of the meeting of the open working group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). New York, 15 March 2013. I would like to thank the Co-Chairs for giving UN Women the opportunity to speak today. I would like to focus [...]
Under the new law against violence in El Salvador, a Specialized Institutional Police Unit to assist women in situations of violence has been created and is working to build a safer city. Its members have earned the nickname of "salmon" since they go against the current.
At the Mehwar Centre, survivors are healing their wounds, rebuilding their self-esteem and getting an education so that they can transform their lives.