UNIFEM: A Manager’s Guide to Gender Equality– and Human Rights

  A Manager’s Guide to Gender Equality– and Human Rights–Responsive Evaluation     This practical, online guide aims to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender equality (GE)– and human rights (HR)–responsive evaluations. It is intended for all international development professionals who deliver or manage programmes and projects, including those whose primary focus is HR, GE and women’s empowerment and those where HR/GE are mainstreamed or crosscutting. The guide provides direction, … [Read more...]

Celebrating United Action: Are YOU One in a Million?

  A Celebration of Women has been one of those supporters of this hard working group of people, strategically placed in places globally that need help the most. It is an honor and privilege to support some of the most selfless people on this planet; some of which in our last few years even lost their lives during duty to the Human Race, through the United Nations.            A Celebration of Women says:  Take Action!   Click Here  Join us in making the world a better place through … [Read more...]

ARAB FORUM – UN: Protect Children's Rights

  A Cause for Celebration ...for if our children receive no care or respect today, as children; how will they lead our world tomorrow, as adults?   Children are the Future of this Planet...yes?      Arab forum ends with call for action to protect children’s rights – UN   Children in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon 22 December 2010 – A United Nations-backed conference concluded in Morocco yesterday with the adoption of a declaration calling for further action to safeguard children in the … [Read more...]

Cameroon: 16 Days of Activism

Cameroon: 16 Days of Activism   December 2010 Visit of the UN Stand at the roundtable discussion The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Yaounde, organized several events in collaboration with the UN Gender Group and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women (25 November – 10 December 2010) in Yaounde, Cameroon. The 16 Days of … [Read more...]

Top 10 Wins in 2010 for WOMEN'S HEALTH & RIGHTS ~ A Time of Celebration~

    A Time of Celebration .....     From the halls of the United Nations to the streets of Nigeria, the International Women’s Health Coalition and our partners worldwide have made important progress this year.  As we release our Top Ten Wins for Women in 2010, we hope you will join us in celebrating: Breakthrough research on a new technology to prevent new HIV infections among women--a technology that IWHC and its partners originally conceptualized more than 20 years ago  A … [Read more...]

Top 10 Wins in 2010 for WOMEN’S HEALTH & RIGHTS ~ A Time of Celebration~

    A Time of Celebration .....     From the halls of the United Nations to the streets of Nigeria, the International Women’s Health Coalition and our partners worldwide have made important progress this year.  As we release our Top Ten Wins for Women in 2010, we hope you will join us in celebrating: Breakthrough research on a new technology to prevent new HIV infections among women--a technology that IWHC and its partners originally conceptualized more than 20 years ago  A … [Read more...]

High-level UN Commission established: Women + Children's Health

    High-level UN Commission established to track results and resources for women’s + children’s health DECEMBER 2010 | NEW YORK -- The United Nations is establishing a high-level commission charged with developing an accountability framework that will link resources committed to women's and children's health with the results they are intended to achieve.   Read the full press release on UN High-Level Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health UN … [Read more...]

VIENNA – Celebrating “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women celebrated in Vienna     December 3, 2010 During the event The event, organized by UN Information Service (UNIS) in cooperation with Frauenhäuser Wien, UN Women’s Guild, Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and the 1st Women’s Chamber Orchestra of Austria, featured workshops for high-school students, a book lecture, music and performance, all calling for an end to violence against women and children. In her welcome … [Read more...]

VIENNA – Celebrating "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence"

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women celebrated in Vienna     December 3, 2010 During the event The event, organized by UN Information Service (UNIS) in cooperation with Frauenhäuser Wien, UN Women’s Guild, Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and the 1st Women’s Chamber Orchestra of Austria, featured workshops for high-school students, a book lecture, music and performance, all calling for an end to violence against women and children. In her welcome … [Read more...]

Burundi: Launch of a 16-day Campaign of Activism against Gender Violence

Burundi: Launch of a 16-day Campaign of Activism  against Gender Violence November, 2010     UNIC Bujumbura, in cooperation with UNIFEM, BINUB Gender Unit and the Ministry of Human Rights and Gender, organized the launch ceremony of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in the Gitega province, centre of Burundi, on 25 November 2010.     Starting with a march in Gitega streets, the event was followed by official speeches of the First Vice President of the Republic on … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL DAY for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – UN calls to action the 'corporate sector'

  UN calls on corporate sector to help eliminate violence against women     25 November 2010 – The corporate sector must engage more closely in the fight against the global pandemic of violence against women and girls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the importance role of business leaders in eliminating the scourge. Mr. Ban’s comments came during an address at UN headquarters in New York to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, … [Read more...]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Celebrated November 25, 2010

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women   November 25 th       Women's activists have marked November 25 as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on … [Read more...]

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Issues Annual Call for Proposals

   United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today launched its annual global Call for Proposals for programmes that support country-level efforts to end violence against women and girls. The criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available at www.unifem.org/untfevaw. The deadline for application is 20 January 2011. Civil society organizations, governments, and UN Country Teams (working in partnerships with … [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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