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SOMALIA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

One hundred Somali women —   dressed in Orange as part of the worldwide Unite to End Violence Against Women —  met in Mogadishu   to organize the local struggle to protect women. UNSOM

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WRAP

As United Nations marked Tuesday the International Day to End Violence against Women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "let us commit ourselves together starting from today and all the year around, to put an end to this global disgrace. Let us make this world better for all and harmonious and peaceful for all." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

NY / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ADVANCER

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women taking place tomorrow, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and actress Terry Hatcher have together "flipped the switch" to illuminate the Empire State Building in orange – symbolizing hope for a "future free from violence against women and [...]

24 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / IDP WOMEN

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmund Mulet told the Security Council that women often bear the brunt of any protracted conflict, especially in displacement. Mulet said "displaced women are frequently subject to heinous human rights violations, including sexual violence" and "these criminal acts destroy community identity and tear apart traditional ways of life, leaving women [...]

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MLAMBO-NGCUKA

Commenting on the kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that "Boko Haram says that it's culture and religion, we say it's un-African and un-Islamic." UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

UN special representative Babacar Gaye said that the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) "remains tense" in the capital and inside the country and that to achieve lasting security, disarmament and inclusive political dialogue are "essential steps."  UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EMPOWERING WOMEN

"One of the best investments we can make is in girls’ education"  - says a new report from the World Bank that focuses on freedom from violence; control over sexual and reproductive health; ownership and control of land and housing; and voice and collective action. WORLD BANK

15 May 2014 | Read More »

UN/ HILLARY CLINTON UNWOMEN

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the importance of advancement of women and girls to reach MDG (Millennium Development Goals).  UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution issuing a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war peacebuilding. UNTV

18 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UN / AFGHANISTAN

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Jan Kubiš, told the Security Council today (19 September) that despite improvements in the country "a campaign of bloodshed by anti-Government elements" has targeted Afghans civilians and police, including female officers. UNTV

19 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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