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Friday, March 15, 2019
On the margins of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, a high-level side event on “Accelerating the elimination of harmful practices to reap the demographic dividend in Africa” convened Member States, civil society, youth and development partners to discuss decisive measures to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) across the continent.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, 6 February 2018
Thursday, April 6, 2017
In rural Nepal, menstruating girls are banished to sheds called “chhaupadi”, where they suffer in cold and isolation, often at risk of illness and animal attacks. To stop the practice, which has been outlawed since 2005, Restless Development Nepal has partnered with the UN Trust Fund to educate young people and break the myths about menstruation in their communities.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Accra, Ghana- UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka paid an official visit to Ghana from 24-26 March, to engage with key stakeholders and participate in the international programme by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the theme “Ebola: What next?”. She met with key stakeholders in the capital, Accra, including a high-level meeting with the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, on 25 March.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO), along with OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, have issued a statement on “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization”.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Link TV presents the Television Premiere of the UN Concert Event - "Raise Your Voice to End Female Genital Mutilation" with Grammy Award® Winner and UNICEF Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. The inspiring musical event premieres on Link TV on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The 25th of every month has been proclaimed Orange Day by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a monthly moment to highlight and take action against violence against women and girls.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
“You need to be circumcised to be married, so that if you get pregnant you don't bring shame to your family, explains Nengai, a proud, 26-year-old school teacher. In Gelai, the rural village where she grew up, all of the girls she knew were circumcised, usually after they completed primary school.”
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Women living with HIV and AIDS have called for gearing up efforts to end AIDS in Kenya after a recent survey showed HIV prevalence among women is higher than the national rate.