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Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

Brazil: A new online tool tackles violence against women and girls

June 10, AP – In Brazil, sexual violence is a problem. Although reported cases reflect only a fraction of actual occurrences, data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security in 2012 show that compared to 2011, there was a sharp 23.8 per cent increase in cases of estupro (crimes which include rape […]

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Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

Europe-wide protection orders for victims of domestic violence becomes law

June 8, AP – European Union Ministers of Justice agreed today at the Council of the European Union to pioneer a Europe-wide protection order for survivors of violence. The new regulation complements the ‘European protection order’ adopted in December 2011, extending its application from criminal to civil matters. It will guarantee that victims and survivors […]

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UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

UN Women calls for urgent action against gender-related killings

Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General May 20, – Recent historic global agreements coupled with ground-breaking work on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women are setting the stage to address gender-related killings, also known as femicides or feminicides. These crimes are different than homicide […]

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UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious and shocking forms of violence and exploitation—a web of slavery that overwhelmingly ensnares females. Today women and girls comprise more than half of all trafficked victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of all victims of sexual exploitation. The fact that human trafficking is one of […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
UN Mother’s Day motorcycle ride to Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park

UN Mother’s Day motorcycle ride to Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park

May 14, AP – As many countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day, on 12 May a group of United Nations staff and their friends ride their motorcycles from the United Nations headquarters in New York City to Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park, in upstate New York. The ride is hot off the back […]

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Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

Steps towards preventing sexual violence in New Delhi, Better lighting, wider pavements

May 7, – Organized as part of the Safe Cities programme, the discussion was part of a safety audit with the women along a route they use frequently in Molarband. Seven such safety audits were conducted by UN Women’s partner Jagori in five municipal areas of Delhi in late 2012, as part of the “Safer […]

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UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

April 25, The opening of UN Women’s new Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen was made official with the signing of a host country agreement by Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri and Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, on 23 April Ms. Puri thanked the Minister and the Government of Denmark for […]

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