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Through the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, UN Women and the Inter-American Shelter Network developed a guide for shelters and safe houses to address the specific needs of women survivors, like Diana Salas, in the region, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, femicide is on the rise in Argentina, and Indigenous and rural women who experience violence face multiple barriers to accessing the services and support they need. But the country’s civil society and women’s organizations are determined to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
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Vanina Escales is one of the founders of Ni Una Menos, a cultural, political and social movement that swept across Latin America and the world. She also works with the Centre of Legal and Social Studies in Argentina.
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In the first ever high-level meeting on gender diversity and non-binary identities held at UN headquarters in New York, Member States, UN entities and civil society came together to discuss the current state of LGBTI rights globally.
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UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is visiting Argentina from 2 to 5 October, where she will take part in a series of high-level events and meet will key government officials, civil society and women’s groups, private sector representatives and other development partners.
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UN Women is profoundly concerned by the brutal sexual violence and murder of women and girls that has been recently highlighted by women in Argentina, and which reverberates across Latin America and beyond. This is a form of intimate terror that has become normalized through its sheer scale and acceptance of its inevitability in some places. Yet it is not normal, and it cannot continue. Beyond the appalling personal cost, it reveals deep and damaging failures of society that ultimately have a high price in lost progress for each country.
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Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a global meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, on 6 May 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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With 25 participants from around the world, including public prosecutors, investigators, human rights researchers, forensic experts and public policy advisors, a special training course on “Investigating Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence as International Crimes” is taking place in Bogota, Colombia from 19-25 January.
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For International Day of the Girl Child, #dayofthegirl, UN Women is joining the putting “Girls in the Lead”! campaign of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). UN Women will put Girl Guide María Agustina Morando from Argentina (@parakauu of @wagggs_world) in the lead by letting her take over the organization’s Twitter accounts.
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Uruguay was the first country to ratify International Labour Organization Convention 189 on domestic workers’ rights, adopted two years back on 16 June 2011, in Geneva. A Uruguayan union leader looks back on that achievement, its impact and what remains to be done.
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A new study launched today during the XII Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, reveals that indigenous girls have a greater risk of experiencing violence due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face.
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There are now 71 artists from all over Latin America and the Caribbean who have formed a regional network to support the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, using their artistry to raise awareness.
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Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York.
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The need for gender-sensitive economic policies is the focus of two UN Women research papers being launched at a two-day workshop being held in New York from 21-22 January. Renowned feminist academics and policy experts will share critical perspectives on financial and economic crisis recovery.
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A new scenario-based training programme by UN Women and the DPKO is teaching troops and officers to better understand, prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence.
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“Women hold the key to doors that are closed to men." So says Victor Nuñez, Commodore in Argentina's Air Force, who has seen his female colleagues use such keys for the benefit of many communities while on peace missions.
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On the first day of her mission to Argentina on 25 April, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, met President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman in Casa Rosada, the seat of the presidency.
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UN Women and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a study in July 2011 that assessed the mechanisms currently in place to respond to gender-based violence in the Southern Cone. The study stresses that violence against women, especially within families and between partners, continues to persist. It also looks at the steps taken by governments to combat the issue through legal and judicial measures, as well as through the work of security forces.