Global Employment Trends for Women

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch a report analyzing the gender gaps in global labor markets. The report, entitled “Global Employment Trends for Women”, is for release on Tuesday, 11 December 2012. The report, which has contributions from UN Women, includes regional and global figures. It also analyzes the different factors behind gender gaps in labor markets and presents a series of policy measures to address this issue. For Geneva UN … [Read more...]

UN contest for 'best campaign' to end violence against women

19 July 2011 – Public voting is under way in a United Nations contest aimed at finding the best advertising campaign to promote awareness in Europe about the battle to defeat gender-based violence, which affects more than two out of every three women worldwide.More than 2,700 entries from 40 European countries – prepared by both creative professionals and ordinary members of the public – have been submitted in the contest, and three winners will be selected, either by a seven-member jury of … [Read more...]

UN contest for ‘best campaign’ to end violence against women

19 July 2011 – Public voting is under way in a United Nations contest aimed at finding the best advertising campaign to promote awareness in Europe about the battle to defeat gender-based violence, which affects more than two out of every three women worldwide.More than 2,700 entries from 40 European countries – prepared by both creative professionals and ordinary members of the public – have been submitted in the contest, and three winners will be selected, either by a seven-member jury of … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet, UN Women – 'Empowering Women Worldwide'

Empowering Women Worldwide   Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Luncheon, New York, on 28th April 2011.   "Thank you. It is a great pleasure for me to be here. I realize that all of you will have much to say about women’s empowerment and women’s leadership, based on your experience in different walks of life — whether the academy, the corporate sector or international … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world's poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachelet: Women make up majority of world’s poor: UN official

    Women in Poverty      A Woman in Nairobi, Kenya using her voice.  According to the United Nations 70% of the worlds poor are Women.   'Women make up majority of world's poor': UN Official   Women are overrepresented among the world's poor who lack access to basic social services according to Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women.   Michelle Bachelet   Speaking at an event on social protection held in New York, she said that despite economic growth over the past six … [Read more...]

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