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Monday, November 11, 2013
UN Women Executive Director reinforces role of women as agents of peace and development in Sahel region on visit led by UN Secretary-General
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka met with women leaders in Mali, listening as women asked for action to protect women’s rights and train security officers. Pledging robust support from UN Women, she made a strong call for the voices of women to be heard at all...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN Women has now expanded.   We invit eour users to...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to stress urgent need for protection of women and girls in emergencies and women’s empowerment and full participation
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key stakeholders and attend a series of high-level conferences during a week-long mission to London and Oslo from 11-15 November, 2013, on her first visit to Europe since her...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
UN: Violence against women in Afghanistan 'pandemic'
Interview with UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. "Although women's rights in Afghanistan have improved since 2001, female politicians and activists have been increasingly subjected to threats, intimidation and attacks..." 
Friday, October 18, 2013
UN Security Council adopts new resolution, urges women’s full inclusion in peace talks and transitional justice
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a resolution that sets in place stronger measures...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UN Women Executive Director meets with President of Dominican Republic to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality
During her visit to the Dominican Republic, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with President Danilo Medina to discuss national efforts to empower women. They further discussed the presence of UN Women in the country, where the...
Sunday, October 13, 2013
UN Ranks Nigeria Low In Gender Inclusion
The Country Director of the United Nations Women, Dr Grace Ongile has challenged the Nigerian government to ensure gender mainstreaming at all levels. Doctor Ongile at a meeting in Abuja pointed out that Nigeria has one of the worst cases of gender...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
UN Women Executive Director to visit Malawi on first official country mission
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
UN support to electoral system design and reform
This directive sets out UN policy for providing support to the design or reform of an electoral system, or parts of an electoral system.  Given that the issue of representation goes to the heart of democratic governance, this policy directive is...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
UN Women condemns intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan female government officials and public figures and calls for justice
UN Women condemns intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan female government officials and public figures and calls for justice   Date: 16 September 2013 Author(s): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka   UN Women condemns the intimidation and targeted...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ulasi: The last woman standing, Nigeria
It was just fifteen years ago that one woman dazzled the Anambra political establishment to its foundations. Mrs. Joy Emodi, the young, beautiful and articulate lawyer who had won recognition on account of her political prowess was set to upturn the...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Under Obama, Little Progress on High-Level Jobs for Women
Behind the roiling conversation over whether President Obama might make Janet L. Yellen the first female leader of the Federal Reserve is an uncomfortable reality for the White House: the administration has named no more women to high-level...
Monday, August 19, 2013
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka sworn in today
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka took the oath of office as the Executive Director of UN Women during a ceremony today at UN Headquarters presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She is the second Executive Director of the organization created in...
Friday, August 16, 2013
UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, creates a ladder for women
Helen Clark talks with FORBES on challenges, ladership and smart economics. Published August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks about women leadership at TEDx
 Watch Helen Clark's -UNDP administrator- speech on women leadership at TEDX by clicking here. Clark is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the first woman to lead the organization – and Chair of the United Nations...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Congratulates the all Female Ticket and Decries Remarks
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates New Jersey's Democratic candidate for governor in 2013, State Senator Barbara Buono, in her choice on SEIU 1199 Vice-President Milly Silva as her running mate. According to Center for...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: New York Senate played politics with women's rights
Constituents around the state have been receiving mail declaring that the state Senate has passed historic women's legislation. The Assembly passed the 10-point Women's Equality Act in its entirety, but the state Senate failed to do so. The state...