Bachelet celebrates Gratitude & Salutations, on her “stellar legacy.”

SECRETARY-GENERAL PRAISES ‘VISIONARY’ LEADERSHIP OF MICHELLE BACHELET, FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BY UN-WOMEN CHIEF OF DEPARTURE   The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the announcement by Michelle Bachelet of her departure as Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women): "Ms. Michelle Bachelet has informed me of her intention to step down as Executive Director of UN-Women. I would like to … [Read more...]

Statement – UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, Executive Board Director 2013

At the First Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board 2013 Mister President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Partners in civil society, Colleagues and friends, It is my pleasure to address the Executive Board on its first regular session in 2013. My colleagues and I congratulate you, Ambassador Olhaye, on your election as the President of the Executive Board. We also congratulate the other members of the Bureau on their election: Mr. Boyan Belev (Bulgaria), … [Read more...]

Fidelis Wambui Karanja – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ Celebrates the Life of this powerful human being that has offered her life to the bettering of the lives of others. Drawing from her inner strength and never giving up as she faced one obstacle after the next, this powerhouse is now the founder of an organization designed to provide women survivors of war, civil strife, gender based violence and young women in distress with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and … [Read more...]

Indonesian HIV advocate, Baby Rivona

The International Aids Conference 2012 to be held in Washington, D.C. from 22 to 27 July, is bringing together activists and experts from around the world to shape the global response to HIV/AIDS. Stigma, gender based violence and discrimination continue to fuel the HIV/AIDS pandemic, increasing the risk of violence and HIV infection for women and girls, and reducing their access to resources and services. Baby Rivona has advocated passionately on behalf of women living with HIV and … [Read more...]

Armenia: Partnering with Priests to End Domestic Violence

Armenia: Partnering with Priests to End Domestic Violence YEREVAN, Armenia — Seven years ago Milena separated from her husband. Although she still loved him, they had difficulty communicating. She was fed up with the physical and emotional violence he inflicted, as well as the familial silence surrounding it. Her mother-in-law’s interference in their lives, and her husband’s deference to her, were another source of the conflicts that finally caused Milena to divorce her … [Read more...]

Brazilian Athletes Join the Global Call to UNiTE against Violence

Marathon runner Denise Campos (featured) was one of a number of athletes that spoke out on violence against women in the run-up to the World Military Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: UNiTE) Rio de Janeiro—Men and women of the Brazilian delegation to the 5th Military World Games are saying no to violence against women and girls by joining the UN Secretary-General’s global UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign. They have called on people everywhere to take the same step. Jadel Gregório … [Read more...]

Iraq: Judicial Security Reforms-gender-related

      Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence   Feb 2011 Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Women in Iraq have not been afforded equal access to justice or protection by law enforcement agencies, so have stayed more … [Read more...]

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