UN Women to push for women's empowerment in 2012

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Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women

Economic empowerment and the political participation of women have been identified as key issues in 2012 for the United Nations agency dealing with women's issues.

The Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet said equality and empowerment depend on support from across the world.

Ms. Bachelet said the international community can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the global population.

"My top priority for 2012 will be to make a renewed push for women's economic empowerment and political participation. This is in response to women's demands and also to recent events, to the transformations taking place in the political, social and economic spheres."
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