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Thursday, 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...
Monday, May 26, 2014
We want to be actors in our own futures with full rights
Tarcila Rivera Zea was 44 years old when she took part in the World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Today, this indigenous Peruvian activist is President of the Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ) and a member of the UN Women...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics
In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  We women represent the majority of the population. To contemplate a situation in which the majority of the population is...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Women's Empowerment Builds International Peace and Security, by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
When war erupts, women are often the first to experience the harsh brutality and the last to be called to the peace table. A resolution adopted today by the UN Security Council moves us one step closer to the full participation of women as leaders...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women’s leadership is central to peacebuilding: UN Women Executive Director
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security, 18 October 2013, in New York.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Women, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice
The legacy of conflict-related violence endures long after a peace agreement is signed. In too many cases, violence and insecurity continue or even increase for women, facilitated by large-scale impunity, the absence of effective justice systems and...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Women's inclusion in peace process critical for successful transition in Afghanistan
UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra speaks at an International Conference on Women, Peace and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, on 5 October 2013 "Afghanistan is at the latest of many critical junctures. A successful...