#AskUNWomen Twitter chat on gender equality, what was said.

#AskUNWomen Twitter chat on gender equality - what were to most talked about topics? On 13 November 2012, UN Women hosted a live Twitter chat with its Deputy Executive Director John Hendra. The topic was gender equality in the context of the post-2015 consultations on inequalities. Some of the questions discussed were: What are the most widespread and fundamental forms of inequalities women and girls face around the world? What do you think are the major causes of gender … [Read more...]

Men of the world, let’s unite for women’s empowerment | Martín Santiago Herrero

Men of the world, let’s unite for women’s empowerment | Martín Santiago Herrero We continue to live in a world that is profoundly unequal, where the opportunities are not the same for men and women. Women represent 70 per cent of the world’s poor. On average their salaries are 10 to 30 per cent less than men’s for the same work, with the same tasks. Women are responsible for two thirds of the work carried out around the world, but receive only 10 percent of the benefits. They own 1 per … [Read more...]

Presidential High Commissioner for Women’s Equality – Bogota, Columbia

Michelle Bachelet, and the Presidential High Commissioner for Women’s Equality Good afternoon to you all. I would like to commence by extending a warm thank you to you all for attending this press conference this afternoon, and for having continued to give such comprehensive and impartial press coverage to events that, whether directly or indirectly, relate to the human rights of women. I would also like to thank President Santos for the invitation that he has so kindly extended … [Read more...]

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

  Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when … [Read more...]

INDIA: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work. India has a rich history of women in positions of power, yet the country ranks 129 out of 146 countries on the Gender Inequality Index, and women in India face barriers at all levels in areas such as food insecurity and education. To confront the social, economic and political challenges faced by women in India, a group of female activists, … [Read more...]

The ‘WHY’ in Empowerment , Zetterman

Have YOU found your WHY Yet?   When we were little girls, we used to compete in putting ourselves down. "My picture is super ugly!" "No, mine is uglier!" We lived in a discourse where all things girly was shunned. To run like a girl was to run slowly. To cry like a girl was to show forbidden emotion. To play with the girls, if you were a boy, was to renounce your masculinity. We grew up in a world that interpreted our achievements as "just playing by … [Read more...]

Afghanistan President Speaks to Texas Conference‏

    Press Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ABDULJALIL GHAFOORY (202) 292 4285 press@embassyofafghanistan.org       Afghanistan President Speaks to Texas Conference             In an effort to further the hard-won progress, the George W. Bush Institute convened Afghan President Hamid Karzai, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers at a two-day conference,      “Building Afghanistan’s Future:    Promoting Women’s Freedom and Advancing Their Economic Opportunity in Dallas … [Read more...]

UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants

    UN Women Awards Nearly $1.5 million in Small Grants towards Realizing Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS         United Nations, New York — UN Women, under the Fund for Women’s Property and Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, today announced approximately US$1.5 million in small grants to twenty grassroots and community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen women’s property and inheritance rights as a critical strategy for … [Read more...]

Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years ~ International Women's Day~

  A Celebration of Women    ~ International Women's Day~    Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years  { 1911 - 2011}   We are pleased to present:      100 Women of Destiny Tele-Retreat; Conceived and hosted by Madeleine Marentette of Grail Springs Spa & Retreat Center All you need is a phone!         Milestones: from Suffragette to Social Networker.   Take your Seat at the largest virtual Round Table ever created   ~ and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day ~     It … [Read more...]

Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years ~ International Women’s Day~

  A Celebration of Women    ~ International Women's Day~    Centennial Celebrations ~ 100 Years  { 1911 - 2011}   We are pleased to present:      100 Women of Destiny Tele-Retreat; Conceived and hosted by Madeleine Marentette of Grail Springs Spa & Retreat Center All you need is a phone!         Milestones: from Suffragette to Social Networker.   Take your Seat at the largest virtual Round Table ever created   ~ and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day ~     It … [Read more...]

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