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Listen, believe, support: the power of mental health care for survivors of violence

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Around the world, one in every three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way—most often by someone she knows. Yet public services, such as quality mental health services, are rarely planned with women’s safety, recovery and healing from violence in mind.

In the words of Joanna Oala: “It’s better to speak up and let your voice be heard”

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Meet Joanna Oala, 25, from Port Moresby, who has become a champion to end violence against women and girls. She is one of the volunteers of a UN Women-led campaign, SANAP WANTAIM, which has brought together men, women and youth from all walks of life to make Port Moresby safer for women and girls.

“We are responsible for making our communities safe”—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Monday, December 5, 2016

[As delivered]  I would like to appreciate the presence of our many colleagues and partners here: the Honourable Governor of National Capital District Commission, the Australian High Commissioner, the New Zealand High Commissioner, the Representative of the European Union, colleagues from the United Nations, from the Australian National Committee, and our colleagues and friends from FIFA. It’s wonderful that you chose this country for this football tournament, which is so important...

“There isn’t one single stakeholder that can deal with this alone”—Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Friday, December 2, 2016

Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Australian High Commission Forum on engagement with civil society to end gender-based violence, Papua New Guinea

During the 16 Days, UN Women Executive Director to visit Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Papua New Guinea this week as part of her travels to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Making public transport safe for women and girls in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Papua New Guinea, UN Women is implementing the Safe Public Transport for Women and Children programme, which will support efforts to end sexual harassment in public spaces, and ensure increased access to economic opportunities for women.

Women vendors improve markets in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new video about work to make markets safe for vendors in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (80 per cent of whom are women) showcases new infrastructure and better lighting to prevent violence, as well as a mobile bill-pay system to prevent extortion and abuse, among other improvements.

UN Women Executive Board to hold its Annual Session from 17-19 June

Monday, June 16, 2014

During its Annual Session, from 17-19 June 2014, the Executive Board will discuss recommendations stemming from its 2014 Joint Field Visit to Panama and El Salvador along with the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF and WFP from 23 March – 1 April.

Making markets safe for women vendors in Papua New Guinea

Friday, April 11, 2014

UN Women’s Port Moresby Safe City Programme will work with local authorities to make its busiest market safe for women vendors with new funding from the Government of New Zealand.

In cities, efforts to make public spaces safer for women and girls

Monday, October 28, 2013

On 25 October, marking Orange Day, cities around the world held activities to raise awareness and promote action to prevent and respond to sexual violence in public spaces.

Preventing and ending violence against women is at the heart of UN Women’s mission: John Hendra

Friday, October 18, 2013

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra at a High-level Panel discussion on Taking Action against the Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls, on 18 October, 2013, in New York

Half of men report using violence and a quarter perpetrate rape according to UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On average, 4 per cent of respondents in nine sites across six countries said they had gang raped a woman or girl. This is the first time data from such a large sample has been gathered on gang rape.

Joining forces with UN-Habitat to promote women’s voice, access and safety in sustainable urban development

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

As part of a new series highlighting UN Women partnerships with other UN entities, a look into our work with UN-Habitat to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in urban planning and sustainable development.

Speech by Michelle Bachelet : Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women: Reclaiming Public Spaces for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.CSW Side Event. 07 March 2013.

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan Cassell at a side event on the COMMIT Initiative

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Presentation by Michelle Bachelet and Julia Duncan-Cassell at the high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, 5 March, 2013, in New York.

Breaking the vicious circle of violence in local markets in Papua New Guinea

Monday, November 26, 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.

A Time for Women: An interview with two of Papua New Guinea’s newest women parliamentarians

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Since Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one.

In Papua New Guinea, a new initiative boosts women candidates ahead of national elections

Monday, June 11, 2012

An initiative to support women contesting in this year's National Elections in Papua New Guinea has been launched. The “Know Your Woman Candidate 2012: Vote Woman campaign is the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea, where women's participation in politics is extremely low.

UN Women working towards a sustainable future

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many initiatives that promote sustainable development solutions.

Study reveals shocking new evidence of men’s use of violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One in four men admit to having raped a woman and half to using physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner. These are among the key preliminary results of a joint UN Programme which surveyed more than 10,000 men in six countries.

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