First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study, Geena Davis

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study Study will analyze gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in global family films (July, 2013) UN Women is partnering with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media on a global study to analyze the depiction and representation of female characters in family films. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, has commissioned the study from … [Read more...]

UN Women’s top official to visit East Asia, 28 May to 4 June

From 28 May to 4 June, Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General, will undertake a week-long official trip covering Malaysia, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Ms. Puri’s first stop will be the “Women Deliver” Conference hosted this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she will speak at the Opening Panel:   “Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Equals Investing in Economic and Social Progress for Everyone.” At the Conference, Ms. Puri will … [Read more...]

Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery

Sahel Conference says Women’s full participation essential to conflict resolution and economic recovery UN Women Brussels, April 2013 – Some 40 women from the Sahel met today to underline the crucial contributions women from the region are making to economic recovery, political stability and conflict prevention, and to explore ways to enhance their role in these areas. Organized by the European Union, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Sahel and UN Women, the … [Read more...]

Forgotten Sisters: Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities

Opening Remarks by Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Panel Discussion on Preventing and Ending Violence against Women with Disabilities. New York, 23 October 2012. I want to welcome you and thank you all for being here. UN Women is pleased to co-organize this event which brings attention to an issue that does not receive the attention it critically needs: violence against women and girls with disabilities. I would like to commend the … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri has stressed that empowering women, and dramatically propel a green economy

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you! It is a pleasure to join you for this breakfast roundtable on the occasion of Rio+20. I would like to thank the Earth Network and the United Nations Foundation for inviting me to speak on behalf of UN Women on the important topic of women’s leadership in the green economy. As you know, the green economy is a key topic being discussed and, as we speak, delegations are still discussing what definitions and scope around this concept. So … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri, ‘Women in the World of Sports’

Women in the World of Sports Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the panel discussion on “Leadership Views on Women in the World of Sports,” at the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, Los Angeles, 17 February 2012.   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you. I would like to join other panellists in thanking the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and the Southern California Committee … [Read more...]

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