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Malian security forces step up to protect women and children in conflict situations

Malian security forces step up to protect women and children in conflict situations

365 soldiers to have taken part in a capacity-building programme for defence and security forces. Covering issues such as the protection of women and children and international humanitarian law, the Ministry of Defence is running the training programme in partnership with UN Women and four other United Nations agencies. Back on duty after his training, […]

March 19, 2013 | By More
Exhibition on dynamic challenges & success Highlights Changing Landscape for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Exhibition on dynamic challenges & success Highlights Changing Landscape for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – An opening recetion co-sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Foundation and presented with the US-Afghan Women’s Council organized on 14 March at 5:30 p.m. Congresswoman Edwards (MD-04) and Wazhma Frogh, renowned Afghan women’s rights advocate and 2009 International Women of Courage award recipient, along with UN Women […]

March 17, 2013 | By More
UNiTE campaign bolstering efforts to curb impunity for femicide and gender-motivated killings

UNiTE campaign bolstering efforts to curb impunity for femicide and gender-motivated killings

According to a 2012 UN report by Rashida Manjoo, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, the rate of killings of men has been stable over the last decade but there has been an increase in the rate of killings of women.[1] Citing that report, Ms. Bachelet said that  between 2004 and […]

March 17, 2013 | By More
Women’s rights activists welcomed as Indian cabinet cleared anti-rape bill

Women’s rights activists welcomed as Indian cabinet cleared anti-rape bill

The anti-rape bill — Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013 — which provides for stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape, was cleared by the union cabinet on Thursday. New Delhi: Women’s rights activists welcomed the anti-rape bill cleared by the union cabinet, terming it a step forward for women’s rights in India and urging […]

March 16, 2013 | By More
Gang-raped Swiss female tourist in India serious

Gang-raped Swiss female tourist in India serious

A Swiss couple was on their way to the tourist destination of Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal monument, in northern India when they stopped to camp for the night in a village. Female tourist attacked and gang-raped in rural central India, police said on Saturday, the latest victim of sexual violence against women […]

March 16, 2013 | By More
Shocking study reveals new evidence of men’s torture against women and girls in Asia Pacific

Shocking study reveals new evidence of men’s torture against women and girls in Asia Pacific

The new research was presented at a side event for the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) on 8 March, titled “Why do men use violence and how do we stop it? New evidence on men’s use of violence against women and girls and its uses for enhanced prevention,” which was co-sponsored by […]

March 15, 2013 | By More
Women’s Self Worth Foundation join forces with UN Women to work on Women’s Empowerment and gender equality

Women’s Self Worth Foundation join forces with UN Women to work on Women’s Empowerment and gender equality

UN Women Executive Ms. Bachelet welcomed the partnership. “We will work concretely on programmes to improve the situation of women and girls so they have equal dignity and equal opportunity,” she said. A new partnership between UN Women and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will promote women’s empowerment and gender equality over a period of […]

March 13, 2013 | By More
Enhancement of Knowledge Gateway to help, experts network and share information

Enhancement of Knowledge Gateway to help, experts network and share information

“The Gateway’s Knowledge Library will give members access to cutting edge research and up-to-date data and knowledge on policy and programming, lessons learned, and good practice,” said Mr. Hendra in his introductory remarks. “The Gateway will help to build bridges and connections across countries and stakeholders – including governments, civil society, women entrepreneurs, and women […]

March 12, 2013 | By More
International effort to end violence against women

International effort to end violence against women

At a high-level side event on the COMMIT Initiative, the spotlight was on Governments who have pledged to undertake new and concrete national measures to end violence against women in their countries.   More than 150 people, including Ministers and CSW Heads of delegation, attended the high-level event organized by UN Women and hosted by […]

March 11, 2013 | By More
Queen to back pledge on gender equality

Queen to back pledge on gender equality

London: Queen Elizabeth II will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign. In a live television broadcast, she will sign a new charter designed to stamp out discrimination against women — a key part of a new drive to boost […]

March 11, 2013 | By More