JAPAN Takes US$4.5 Million Action! ~ “Aid to Afghanistan”

Japan Contributes US$4.5 Million to Support UN Women Project Ending Violence against Women in Afghanistan The Government of Japan has contributed US$4.5 million this year to support a UN Women project in Afghanistan on ending violence against women, the largest non-core contribution to UN Women by Japan to date. Japan has also pledged US$446,808 in core contributions to UN Women for 2011. “Japan, as one of the initial members of the Executive Board of UN Women, is committed … [Read more...]

Afghan Prosecutor presented Women of Courage Award – Celebrate!

    Afghan Prosecutor Presented Women of Courage Award   In a ceremony at the State Department on March 8, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues presented the International Women of Courage Awards to Afghan Prosecutor Ms. Maria Bashir and nine other strong women around the world who fight and sacrifice so that future generations may benefit from human rights, protections, access to justice and democracy. … [Read more...]

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