YWCA – 'An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade'

  Tackling Gender Inequality on Multiple Fronts: An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the World YWCA International Women’s Summit: Women Creating a Safer World, Geneva, 12 July 2011. It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this important gathering and join some of the world’s most ardent and articulate defenders of the human rights of women and girls. I want in particular to thank World … [Read more...]

UN Radio Series, Celebrating 15-year-old Girls Wins Medal!

UN Radio Series on 15-year-old Girls Wins Medal       Being a 15-year-old girl can be difficult no matter where you live. But in many parts of the world, the difficulties are compounded by poverty, coerced sex, HIV or early pregnancy. The UN Radio series “15,” which won a Bronze medal for best documentary in the category of social issues at the New York Festivals International Radio competition this month, captures the resilience of adolescent girls from around the world … [Read more...]

United Nations Public Service Award

United Nations Public Service Award for 'Gender-Responsive Service Delivery' – Message from Michelle Bachelet Message delivered by Ms. Anna Falk, UN Women Ethiopia Country Programme Manager, on behalf of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet during the presentation of the United Nations Public Service Awards in Dar es Salaam, 23 June 2011. UN Women welcomes this year’s United Nations Public Service Day and its importance for recognizing and rewarding good governance and … [Read more...]

Reform to Reality: Empowerment of Women in the Middle East

Reform to Reality: Empowerment of Women in the Middle East Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at a lunch event hosted by the governments of the United States, Tunisia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, the Maldives and Norway, titled “Women’s Political Participation in the Middle East,” held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 10 June 2011. [Check against delivery.] I thank our hosts — the US, Tunisia, Canada, Colombia, Jordan, the Maldives and Norway — … [Read more...]

PANAMA – 17 year old girl finds Hope at Movimiento Nueva Generación

A community centre inspires an adolescent girl to become an agent of change in Panama By Tamar Hahn PANAMA CITY, Panama, 5 May 2011 – Dalys Perez, 17, was seeking a positive influence in her life after her mother went to prison. Living in El Chorillo, a crime-ridden neighbourhood of Panama City, it was difficult to escape from violence. Then Dalys found her way to Movimiento Nueva Generación, a community-based organization that has changed her life.   VIDEO ONLINE ONLY … [Read more...]

MOTHER'S DAY, honor her with with a truly meaningful gift‏ !

Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day, an occasion to take a moment from our daily routines and acknowledge the importance of those special, inspiring women in our lives. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, lover, or roommate, choose to celebrate them with a special hand-written and mailed or emailed Mother’s Day card from the International Women’s Health Coalition. With each card you send, you are supporting a global movement of women who are working to make pregnancy … [Read more...]

MOTHER’S DAY, honor her with with a truly meaningful gift‏ !

Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day, an occasion to take a moment from our daily routines and acknowledge the importance of those special, inspiring women in our lives. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, lover, or roommate, choose to celebrate them with a special hand-written and mailed or emailed Mother’s Day card from the International Women’s Health Coalition. With each card you send, you are supporting a global movement of women who are working to make pregnancy … [Read more...]

Women in Science – Celebrate 2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards!

  A Celebration of Women  is excited to share more Women Taking Action!        Outstanding Women Scientists to receive   2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards (3 March) and Fellowships (2 March)         Five exceptional women scientists, one from each continent, will receive the 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 3 March at UNESCO Headquarters (Room I, 6.30 p.m.). The day before, on 2 March, 15 women post-doctoral researchers – three from each continent - will be … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK'S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK’S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

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