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22 Dec 2017 description
report UN Women

The year 2017 has seen some turbulent changes. Protest movements, legal reforms, political upheavals dominated the headlines. Will 2017 be the watershed moment for gender equality, as brave women break their silence on gender-based violence in unprecedented numbers, and men and women come together to challenge inequality and stereotypes?

07 Nov 2012 description
report UN Women

Women in conflict and transitional countries take centre stage

Funds allocated received by more than 350 initiatives in 128 countries in 16-year history

New York, 7 November—The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used to address violence against women in conflict, post conflict and transitional settings, including Libya for the first time.

14 Aug 2012 description
report UN Women

Media Inquiries :

Mandy Kibel, mandy.kibel[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522

Calls on the Tunisian people and Government to continue championing gender equality in the constitutional revision process.

United Nations, New York — On National Women’s Day, UN Women recognizes and applauds the historic role Tunisia has played in the region as a pioneer for gender equality and women’s rights.

17 Oct 2011 description
report UN Women

Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist,
oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522.

High impact political and economic empowerment programmes sought, grantees to be announced in December; other regions to follow

16 Jun 2011 description
report UN Women

Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UN Women, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522

Ms. Bachelet will call for greater participation of women in current reform process, increased economic opportunities, and protection of women and girls especially in border regions.

06 May 2011 description
report UN Women

Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable, UN Headquarters, New York, on 4 May 2011.

Ladies and Gentlemen,