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07 Dec 2018 description
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Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

As world leaders convene to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Global Compact for Migration) in Morocco this week, ensuring that the voices, experiences and needs of migrant women and girls is at the heart of the discussions, is the clarion call issued by UN Women.

02 Dec 2018 description
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Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018

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23 Nov 2018 description
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We still do not know the true extent of violence against women, as the fear of reprisals, impact of not being believed, and the stigma borne by the survivor—not the perpetrator—have silenced the voices of millions of survivors of violence and masked the true extent of women’s continued horrific experiences.

23 Nov 2018 description

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

19 Nov 2018 description
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This year’s UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo” will amplify voices, bringing many more actions and solutions forward during “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

31 Oct 2018 description
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Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“We young people, individually and collectively are a piece of peace”, said Lynrose Jane Dumandan Genon, a representative of the Young Women for Peace and Leadership programme of the Global Network for Women Peacebuilders in the Philippines, speaking at a side event in New York on 25 October, on the sidelines of the annual UN Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security. “We do our part in making peace happen in whatever community we are in; we bring our little pieces together to create a bigger impact,” she added.

25 Oct 2018 description
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Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka presented the Secretary-General’s report on women, peace and security to the UN Security Council on 25 October, in New York.

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

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It is an honour to address the Security Council and to present the Secretary-General’s report on women and peace and security. I thank Bolivia for all the support they have given us in preparing for this debate

17 Oct 2018 description
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This report reflects discussions held during the May 2018 Expert Group Meeting hosted by UN Women on women’s meaningful participation in negotiating peace and the implementation of peace agreements. The meeting included some 50 experts from a diverse range of countries and contexts, including Bosnia, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Georgia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

12 Oct 2018 description
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is on a visit to Bali, Indonesia, from 12 to 16 October to participate in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.

11 Oct 2018 description
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This is a critical time for the girls of our world. It is a time for the protection and assertion of rights, a time to listen hard and speak louder, no matter how difficult; to call out the continuing imbalances of power; to band together and take a stand on the changes that must happen so that girls and women are heard and their experiences are taken seriously. It is a time to act, together with men and boys, on the issues that will determine a lived equality for all, central to which is the ending of violence against women and girls.

01 Oct 2018 description
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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the high-level event on Promoting Gender-Responsive Migration Governance through the Global Compact for Migration, New York, 28 September 2018

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

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01 Oct 2018 description
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Asa Regner, at the high-level side event, “Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa by 2030” during the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York

Excellencies, distinguished guests,

12 Sep 2018 description

FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018

While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La falta de mujeres en los espacios de toma de decisiones en la vida política, social y económica es una realidad en nuestras sociedades. Esto se hace aún más evidente en situaciones de emergencia humanitaria, donde las mujeres y las niñas son excluidas frecuentemente de estos espacios.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La Violencia Basada en Género (VBG) o la Violencia de Género (VG) es un problema de salud pública y derechos humanos de escala internacional.

03 Sep 2018 description
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La integración efectiva de la igualdad de género en la asistencia sanitaria durante las crisis requiere una comprensión de las necesidades sanitarias específicas, repercusiones físicas, psicológicas y de los posibles obstáculos para acceder a los servicios con el fin de garantizar que las mujeres y niñas accedan al servicio de salud por igual.

03 Sep 2018 description
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Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, debido a las desigualdades de género existentes, por lo que es importante involucrar a todas las personas de la comunidad, particularmente a las mujeres, niñas, niños y personas con discapacidad en todas las etapas de los programas de gestión de emergencias, ya que aportan valiosas perspectivas, capacidades y contribuciones a la intervención en situaciones de emergencia.

03 Sep 2018 description
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Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, en parte debido a las desigualdades de género existentes por lo que incorporar la perspectiva de género en los procesos y actividades de coordinación y administración de albergues facilita abordar las necesidades básicas de mujeres, niñas, niños y hombres, lo cual incide en una mejor planificación de los servicios. El objetivo de incorporar la perspectiva de igualdad de género en la administración de albergues es crear el espacio humanitario necesario para la prestación efectiva de protección y asistencia, asegurando …

03 Sep 2018 description
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En situaciones de emergencia es importante realizar un análisis de género. El Grupo de Trabajo de Género del Equipo Humanitario de País presenta los resultados del análisis de género y las principales problemáticas identificadas en los albergues, de acuerdo a la lista de verificación “Administración de albergues en situaciones de emergencia con perspectiva de igualdad de género y protección”: