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July 9, 2014
Global Forum on Women in Parliaments in Rwanda
The Global Forum convened by Women in Parliaments (WIP) in Kigali, and co-organized by UN Women, was held from 1 to 3 July 2014. The meeting brought together 200 women leaders from 51 different countries who addressed issues of peace, reconciliation and security, goals for the post-2015 agenda and...
July 8, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri meets with key ministers during visit to India
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In her meeting with Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, India’s...
July 6, 2014
UN Women seeks youth nominations for its global and regional Civil Society Advisory Groups
UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a consultative forum and a platform for regular dialogue with civil society. The Group is constituted...
Michelle Bachelet
July 1, 2014
Once we make this dream a reality…
Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has promoted gender equality and empowerment of women...
June 27, 2014
Calling on global citizens, UN Women unveils Beijing+20 campaign in New York City
At the historic Apollo Theatre in New York, UN Women yesterday launched a year-long campaign to spark global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality. The Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaigncommemorates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on...
June 26, 2014
Women in power and decision-making: Strengthening voices for democracy
Strengthening women's role in power and decision-making is one of the 12 critical areas of concern outlined in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20 next year. Giving women a greater voice in all spheres is central to achieving change and boosting women’s leadership and...
Gloria Calliste, candidata a concejal para el gobierno local, caminando en su circunscripción en Trinidad y Tabago. Foto cortesía del T & T Guardian.
June 26, 2014
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. We invite you to read the full article published June 27, 2014 by our...
June 26, 2014
Vacancy: Feasibility study on the creation of a global online library on gender responsive judicial decisions
  Background Introduction The Convention on the Elimination Of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the frame of reference for shaping national constitution-making, reviews and interpretation in ways that are gender responsive. The Convention requires States Parties to embody the...
June 12, 2014
UN Egypt calls for firm stand on violence against women
The United Nations in Egypt has been following with deep concern the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. The UN calls upon authorities, civil society and stakeholders to join forces and take a firm stand against all forms of gender-based...