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Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Christina Bilous is a Roma civic activist. She is also leader of a self-help group in the community of Toretsk, near the front line in the conflict-affected Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine. As an active community member, Bilous heads up the Roma non-governmental organization, Sumnakuno Petalo, advocating for the rights of Roma women and girls.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Through her work at the Tanzania Media Women’s Association in Zanzibar, Mzuri Issa is at the forefront of pushing for legal reforms and changing policies and attitudes that impede women’s access to leadership and decision-making. Her tough childhood experiences motivate her to advocate for the rights of women and girls, using the media.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Yobanca Fernandez Flores has been a women’s rights activist for more than 35 years. She is also the National President of the Community Promoters for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence in Bolivia. Together with hundreds of women leaders in the country, the Community Promoters have formed a network of advocates who provide direct support to victims and survivors of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, January 20, 2020
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Deputy Executive Director Anita Bhatia will participate at the 2020 Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum from 21 to 24 January in Davos, Switzerland. They will meet with the world’s top academics, politicians, business and civil society leaders to discuss gender-responsive solutions to today’s global challenges.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Natalia Slavinskaia, 42, is a community mobilizer from Komysh-Zorya, a small village in the conflict-affected Zaporizhzhia region, south-east Ukraine.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Ensuring that women know their rights as migrant workers, including what should be in their employment contracts, is a crucial step in protecting them from abuse and exploitation – especially since some are not aware that their rights are being violated.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Bhagwati Bhattarai-Baral is the Team Captain of Nepal’s National Women’s Blind Cricket Team. The team recently won the First International Women’s Blind Cricket Series held in Pakistan in February 2019. Bhattarai-Baral and her teammates have overcome many challenges to prove that women with disabilities can be competitive professional athletes.
Friday, October 26, 2018
UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is visiting Sweden and Switzerland from 27 October to 1 November, to meet with development partners and allies working to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at home and abroad.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On 19 September, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, human rights activists and UN Women participated in a side event of the 36th Human Rights Council, where they discussed the “Impact of Terrorism on the Rights of Women”. The panellists at the event, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq, included Iraq's Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mu'ayad Salih; the Chief of Crisis Preparedness, Prevention and Response at...
Monday, March 6, 2017
[Check against delivery] Mr. Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, Madam Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary-General, Distinguished participants, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much to FIFA for inviting UN Women to be part of this important conference that brings together the worlds football constituency to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Remember that what we are pledging today requires us to work for women's human rights not just once a year, once a month or once a...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Remarks by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the event, “Bringing Down Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment: An Economic and Business Imperative” in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
UN Women today inaugurated its Geneva Liaison Office, which will provide strategic support and boost efforts for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Cheese Exchange, a UN Women initiative, brought entrepreneurial Tajik and Swiss women cheese makers together to share skills and develop new dairy products for Tajikistan.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Commission Annual Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on 10 November.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on “Recognizing the Contributions of Women Migrants to Economic and Social Development in Countries of Origin and Destination and Addressing Their Specific Needs” at Thematic Meeting Three of the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Geneva, Switzerland on 8 September.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Statement by UN Women Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Lakshmi Puri at the 68th World Health Assembly, held on 21 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Statement by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri, at the launch of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, on 21 May at the International Labour Organization Headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Development Commission on “Trade and development policies and the post-2015 development agenda” held on 18 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
In an interview, the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Martin Dahinden, refers to his Government's pledge to provide USD 15.4 million in core funding to UN Women in 2014, saying UN Women can play an essential role in the implementation of gender equality policies and the development of expertise world-wide, if it has sufficient resources.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sustainable development will not be achieved without the full participation of women. As government officials met in March to prepare for Rio +20, the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a special dialogue was hosted by UN Women, with the Women's Major Group - a formal group representing women's priorities in sustainable development - supported by the Governments of Brazil and Switzerland.