Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality, OIC Member States

Women’s  Economic Empowerment and Equality at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States  Participants at the 4th Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States pose for a group portrait. Pictured in the front row, left to right: Maryam Mojtahedzadeh Larijani of Iran, outgoing Chairperson of the Third Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in Development in OIC Member States; Linda Amaliasari Agum Gumelar, State … [Read more...]

Catherine Smith, AU – The Courage of Her Convictions

In 2011 Catherine Smith, an Australian mother of six, saw her former husband jailed on 17 charges. Among the charges were three for attempted murder, and many others for assault, sex without consent and detaining with intent to obtain advantage. It had taken her 30 years of appeals and petitions to the authorities, during which she and her family suffered repeated brutality. Smith was herself tried during this time (and acquitted) for attempted murder. Her case highlights the barriers that … [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...]

UN- Say NO–UNiTE Celebrates the Two Million Mark!

Say NO–UNiTE has crossed two million actions in just 18 months, marking two million signs of commitment to ending violence against women and girls. People from all over the world have added their actions. Together, they showcase the growing global community of people dedicated to stopping one of the most pervasive violations of women’s rights. It is time to highlight some noteworthy recent actions to celebrate how much is being achieved – and gain hope and new resources for how much more we can … [Read more...]

Say NO – Unite: ACTIONS against violence – almost 2 million!

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a global call for action, launched in November 2009, on ending violence against women and girls. It is presented by UN WOMEN as a contribution to advance the objectives of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women through social mobilization. UN WOMEN Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman is the Spokesperson of Say NO. Based on country data available, up to 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual … [Read more...]

UN Women is a 'Fearless Entity'… not agency farce!

           UN Women is FEARLESS... not 'agency farce' !     Michelle Bachelet 'enough is enough'   UN Women houses some serious players that truly are on a Mission to Take Action and create positive change in this world. The following are a few of the Women that devote much of their personal time and resources in making sure that UN Women is a successful entity. Please enjoy the following reviews from some of the Awesome Ambassadors that represent the efforts of UN Women. The thought that … [Read more...]

UN Women is a ‘Fearless Entity’… not agency farce!

           UN Women is FEARLESS... not 'agency farce' !     Michelle Bachelet 'enough is enough'   UN Women houses some serious players that truly are on a Mission to Take Action and create positive change in this world. The following are a few of the Women that devote much of their personal time and resources in making sure that UN Women is a successful entity. Please enjoy the following reviews from some of the Awesome Ambassadors that represent the efforts of UN Women. The thought that … [Read more...]

UN: “Say NO-UNiTE” – Ending Violence against Women by Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility Principles

  Secretary-General SG/SM/13257 OBV/937 WOM/1834 Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York Secretary-General, in Message, Spotlights Role of Business  in Ending Violence against Women by Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility Principles     Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November:       As we observe the 2010 International Day for the … [Read more...]

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