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26 Sep 2017 description
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African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the 72nd General Assembly.

“If peace processes do not include women, civil society and youth, they are not sustainable,” Børge Brende summarized the common understanding motivating all panellists in their endeavour.

24 Jul 2017 description
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Following a high-level visit to Nigeria, the joint UN-AU delegation led by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will be in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to urge action to strengthen meaningful participation of women in peace and security and elections. The UN Deputy Chief will be joined in the DRC by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten, and the African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

20 Jul 2017 description
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Today, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed began a first-of-its-kind visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), joined by the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop.

16 Jun 2016 description
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En 2016, nous avons célébré trois décisions historiques dans la lutte contre la violence sexuelle dans les conflits. Ces avancées tant attendues ont une chose en commun : elles témoignent de la force inaliénable de la voix et du leadership des femmes.

16 Jun 2016 description
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Este año hemos celebrado por vez primera tres iniciativas dirigidas a combatir la violencia sexual en los conflictos. Todas ellas eran largamente esperadas y tenían una cosa en común: la fuerza incontenible de la voz y el liderazgo de las mujeres.

16 Jun 2016 description
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This year, we have celebrated three historic firsts for combatting sexual violence in conflict. All of these were long overdue and all had one thing in common: the unstoppable force of women’s voice and leadership.

23 Mar 2016 description

Le projet conjoint d’Appui à la Stabilisation de l’Est de la RDC par la réintégration des enfants associés aux forces et groupes armés (EAFGA) a été officiellement lancé ce mardi 22 mars dans le territoire de Rutshuru.

10 Dec 2015 description
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Speech by UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the “High-Level Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Commitment for Action!” in Kinshasa, DRC, on 4 December 2015.

H.E. Mr. Matata Ponyo, DRC Prime Minister,
H.E. Mrs. Lucie Kipele Aky-Azu, Minister of Gender, Family and Children’s Affairs
Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou, UN Special Representative to the SG in DRC
Your excellencies, ambassadors,
Colleagues from the UN,
Leaders from civil society, and young people who are here with us,

03 Dec 2015 description
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Marking her first official visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will begin her mission on 1 December. During the four-day trip, she will partake in both high-level advocacy and grass-roots efforts to advance gender equality in the country and around the world.

03 Dec 2015 description
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Julienne Lusenge is Director of the Fund for Congolese Women (FFC) and President of SOFEPADI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she says “violence is a part of daily life”. In October 2015, she spoke about gender-based violence in conflict at the UN Security Council's Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security:

03 Apr 2014 description
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Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence.

Date: 28 February 2014 “I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. I became infected while in the camp,” says Angelique, a mother of five living in the Gihembe refugee camp in the Northern Province of Rwanda.

Angelique is from the Masisi region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has been living in the camp since 1997. The Gihembe camp is home to about 20,000 Congolese refugees.

05 Nov 2013 description

Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

Geneva/New York/Nairobi, 6 November 2013 – Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, according to a new report released by the United Nations today.

15 Dec 2011 description
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 December 2011.

A very good afternoon to you all. Let me say that it is indeed a very special honor to be here today with you all.

For me it is certainly an honor to be here, to have the opportunity to visit the facilities of the Center for Joint Peace Operations, and interact with people, like you — who have embraced the cause of peace, as the best way to ensure stability, trust and the development of our peoples.

07 Jul 2011 description
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La justicia todavía está fuera de alcance para millones de mujeres, declara ONU Mujeres

El informe insignia de la nueva entidad de la ONU para las mujeres insta a los gobiernos a adoptar medidas urgentes para erradicar las injusticias que mantienen a las mujeres en la pobreza y con menos poder que los hombres en todos los países del mundo.

6 de julio de 2011, Naciones Unidas, Nueva York:

La justicia sigue siendo inalcanzable para millones de mujeres del mundo, advierte el informe insignia emitido hoy por ONU Mujeres.

03 Mar 2011 description
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UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet today announced a new initiative to boost women's roles in conflict resolution. In an address at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, she described how UN Women will create an international roster of gender experts who can be rapidly deployed to work on issues such as constitutional law, electoral and party law, and legal aid, all of which are critical to post-conflict reconstruction processes.

The roster will help women's associations organize themselves so …