A Samoan MP and the first female member of the Samoan Cabinet. Mataafa is committed to giving women a voice in government, equal rights in education and ending violence against women. Photo by Michael Moller.
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"To achieve the healthy survival of humanity, we must treat both the genders with equal respect and abolish any form of discrimination." more
See coverage of Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's three-day trip to Canberra and Sydney (27-29 August), including speeches, webcasts and events coverage. more
In preparation for the Beijing+20 regional review process, Member States have been called upon to undertake comprehensive national-level reviews of the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. more
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is bringing about real changes in lives and communities all around the world. It is one of the world’s leading grant-making funds for women’s equality. more
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director will begin her first official visit in Viet Nam as the first country in Southeast Asia from 29-31 March 2014 after being sworn in August 2013. more
This year, as the 58th Commission on the Status of Women examines "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls" as its priority theme, we take stock of progress and UN Women’s efforts towards each of the eight goals. more
Launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, the map shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels. more
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Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of women's lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners by training police cadets in investigating domestic violence.
A new video on the study of unprecedented UN survey of 10,000 men conducted by P4P, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UN Volunteers regional joint programme tells us why some men use violence against women in Asia and the Pacific, and how we can prevent it.