Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Mongolia, The vital Role of Women in Society

September 2012 – The vital role of women in society was a key feature in the speech of Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj to the United Nations General Assembly today, with a particular call for more women in leadership positions. “We need more women leaders. Women tend to see the whole picture. For society to advance, we need more women in public service at all levels – local to global. They bring a unique perspective often missing in global challenges,” President Elbegdorj told the 67th … [Read more...]

FIRST LADIES to meet Sept. 7-8, 2011 at United Nations

First Ladies, Experts, to Discuss Successes, Challenges in Securing Essential Supplies in Neediest Countries   UNITED NATIONS, New York—First Ladies, ministers and development experts will gather next week to share their countries’ successes and challenges in the field of maternal and reproductive health commodity security. The high-level meeting, to take place in New York on 7-8 September, will also look into ways to bridge the gap in essential supplies to save the lives of … [Read more...]

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