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UN Women and SPC sign memorandum of understanding

Friday, October 17, 2014

UN Women and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) commemorated International Day of Rural Women with an event that showcased stories from rural women themselves and culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). More

Rural women need to be at the heart of all development efforts — Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2014 More

Changing the landscape with all-women worksites in India

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rural women are now able to demand work, manage worksites and ensure wages are paid, largely due to a project that has reached over 30,000 women in 69 villages in northern India. More

Helping rural women demand services in Madhya Pradesh

Friday, June 21, 2013

Organized as part of a UN Women programme, gram sabhas (village councils) have re-defined the manner in which half a million women are participating in local governance. In Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, issues that were once ignored by men are now being taken up by women. More

On the UN Day, UN Women with UN agencies in Bangkok awarded a true talent of an Indonesian citizen for best reflecting the UN value through photographs at a regional photo contest

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The grand prize winner and two runners up were announced for the UN-sponsored photo contest that invited residents of Asia-Pacific to send in their best shots that reflect UN values in their neighborhoods, cities, countries or the region. Ms. Dwi Kristyadi took the grand prize, with her submission of “On the Wet Ground” which shows a volunteer giving lesson to street children in Jakarta. In a makeshift classroom on a bare concrete are gathering impoverished children of the Indonesian capital. More

Expanding jobs for rural women in India

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Humsana from Sriramnagar village in Andhra Pradesh (AP) picks tamarind leaves from the forest for a living. Dalit women like her are largely unaware of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), 2005 that guarantees 100 days of paid employment to rural households per year. More

International Women's Day Special: Empower rural women – end hunger and poverty

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Most Pacific Island governments have made commitments to advance gender equality by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), signing up to the Beijing Platform for Action, Millennium Development Goals and United Nations Security Council Resolutions. More

UN Women Pacific takes part in community radio broadcast

Thursday, March 8, 2012

To celebrate International Women’s Day, 8 March, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in the Pacific took part in a community radio broadcast, hosted by femLINKpacific’s Generation Next young women volunteers, in Nausori, Fiji. More

New Zealand fundraiser for rural women

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Auckland, New Zealand – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Chief Technical Adviser in the Pacific, Ms Elizabeth Cox, was the keynote speaker at a breakfast celebration, hosted by the Auckland branch of UN Women New Zealand National Committee, in honor of International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March. More

Women’s Human Rights Defender visits Suva, Fiji

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Centre, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) co-hosted a presentation by Women’s Human Rights Defender, Lilly Be’Soer, of Papua New Guinea to highlight her experience at the 56th Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and her work with rural communities as a peace mediator. More

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