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Widows and single women from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka met together with government representatives and international organizations in New Delhi to address current gaps in policies and programmes that prevent them from claiming their rights.
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From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation are high on the agenda.
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The interactive day-long event was organized as part of the “Making Women’s Voices and Votes Count – An ICT-based Intervention” project.
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From 8-12 November, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will travel to India on her first visit to the sub-continent as the head of UN Women. Women’s public safety and legislation on women’s economic empowerment and political participation will be high on the agenda.
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The consultation encouraged wide participation through twitter with the hashtag #Beijing20India, which reached more than 800,000 people with almost 700 tweets by 247 contributors.
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Women’s movements, CSOs, and UN Women converge to analyse status of women in the country and call for a recommitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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20 years ago, the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted as a comprehensive agenda to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Where have we seen progress? What is needed to close existing gaps? Join our 24-hour Tweetathon to kick off the #Beijing20 campaign.
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Women worksite supervisors in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are now able to demand work , manage worksites , and assert themselves when wages are not paid.
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UN Women launches “Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice 2011-12″ in South Asia, calling on governments to take action and end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men.