Call to Action: UN Women pledges to protect Women and Girls

Call to Action: Executive Director pledges UN Women commitment to protect women and girls in emergencies Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka pledged the strong commitment of UN Women to protect women and girls in emergencies at an international meeting on 13 November in London. At the Call to Action event, “Keep Her Safe”, organized by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), she pledged that UN Women would work with partners to ensure that women’s rights and needs are … [Read more...]

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women

Pushing the frontiers on the elimination of violence against women: the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women and the importance of international cooperation Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women at Regional Conference on the Istanbul Convention. Istanbul to host UN center for women's rights - LIVE IMAGE "Excellencies, Honourable parliamentarians, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to start by paying tribute to all those … [Read more...]

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