Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity. Picture It!

UN Women – Huffington Post – Friday, 08 August 2014 (originally published 07 Aug) Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women. There, 189 governments adopted a visionary road map for gender equality: the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Some 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists […]

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN News Centre – 19 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) 14 May 2014 – This August, Major General Kristin Lund will become the first female commander of a United Nations peacekeeping force, taking the military helm in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman. “I think it’s very important […]

UN passes new resolution on women’s role in peace processes

UN passes new resolution on women’s role in peace processes

Liz Ford – Guardian – Thursday, 24 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) A new UN resolution to reiterate the importance of women’s involvement in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building has been passed by the security council. Resolution 2122, unanimously adopted on Friday, puts in place a roadmap for “a more systematic approach to the […]

New head of UN Women discusses role

New head of UN Women discusses role

Safeeyah Kharsany – Al Jazeera – Tuesday, 16 July 2013 (originally published 14 Jul) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former South African deputy president, has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women. Mlambo-Ngcuka, who stepped into the […]

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

UN News Centre – Wednesday, 08 May 2013 (originally published 06 May) 6 May 2013 – Midwives can make the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women every year, the United Nations population agency affirmed today, recognizing their crucial role in improving maternal health, family planning and assisting during humanitarian emergencies. […]

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