Rebeca Grynspan, “That’s the development message we have to give.”

Violence Against Women also hurts business and development | Suki Beavers & Benjamin Kumpf Violence against Women and Girls is a human rights violation – and this should be enough to trigger dedicated action. But this widespread violence also causes economic and development problems that remain invisible in most debates. A SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVOR IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. AFTER RECEIVING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT A MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE, SHE … [Read more...]

“Vocational and Violence Free Girls” seeking support

Women Inspiration Development Center (WIDC) is planning to establish “Vocational and Violence Free Girls” (VVIFREG) in Nigerian Secondary Schools to mark 2013 International Women Day. The rise in domestic and sexual violence cases in Nigeria has laid open the practice of discrimination against female gender as a tradition. Women and girls are vulnerable to violence, discrimination and silence as a result of strong patriarchal traditions, lack of confidence, poor knowledge and … [Read more...]

Pacific Leaders in Cook Islands 43rd Forum – Michelle Bachelet attends

Michelle Bachelet, UN Women’s Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, will attend the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum Meeting, to be held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from 28 to 30 of August 2012. She will attend the Forum on behalf of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the invitation of the Forum host, the Government of the Cooks Islands. This will be Ms Bachelet’s first visit to the Pacific region since her appointment as the Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director in … [Read more...]

Women and girls who use drugs, in Afghanistan

March 2012 - Until 2009, available data showed Afghanistan as a country with a low HIV prevalence rate. However, research conducted in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif in 2009 showed an average HIV prevalence of 7.1 per cent among people who inject drugs. Of one million drug users, 110,000 of whom are female, only 10 per cent have access to treatment services. Since 2008, UNODC, through its country office in Afghanistan, has supported HIV services for some of the most marginalized women in the … [Read more...]

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls  HIV/AIDS Awareness Day MARCH 10, 2012 Dr. Nancy C. Lee By Nancy C. Lee, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health - Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Today, nearly 300,000 women are living with HIV in the United States. While men represent the majority of AIDS diagnoses, as well as new and existing HIV infections, the impact of HIV/AIDS on women has grown since the beginning of the epidemic. Compared with women of … [Read more...]

September 13, National Geographic and UNFPA – 7 Billion in October 2011

The United Nations, U.S. Government, Advocates and Celebrities focus on Unleashing the Power of Half the World’s Population WASHINGTON – In late October 2011, world population will reach 7 billion people. Given this new reality, unleashing the power of women and girls is key to alleviating poverty and accelerating progress on global development goals. National Geographic magazine created a yearlong series—including a feature on changing fertility patterns in Brazil in the September … [Read more...]

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