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Statement: Executive Director a.i. of UN Women, Ms. Pramila Patten, expresses dismay and regret at the absence of women in the new Afghan governing authority
“Women’s political participation is a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality and genuine democracy. Women’s participation in all walks of life is essential for an inclusive, strong, and prosperous society in Afghanistan, both to meet the many challenges the country faces today and to succeed tomorrow. It is therefore critical that political decision-making processes are participatory, responsive, equitable, and inclusive,” stated Pramila Patten.
CEDAW at 35: Advancing Women’s Human Rights, Milestones Reached and More to Come: National Consultation
Women’s issues are a particular priority for the Government of Canada, which has sought to actively promote women's rights and gender equality both at home and abroad. Following our elections on October 2015, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, made history by establishing Canada’s first gender balanced cabinet which consists of 15 women and 15 men...
The data on the Philippines bears out the results of consistent and concerted efforts by the government and the vital women’s movement to promote substantive equality. The Philippines ranks 7th on the Global Gender Gap Index which tracks economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. There is real progress in education and health though much more to...
Regional Consultation on Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Bisexual Women, Transgender and Intersex Persons in Southeast Asia
I welcome you to this consultation on promoting and protecting the rights of LBTI persons in South East Asia. It is a component of the Canada-funded project on implementing CEDAW obligations in the ASEAN region and a continuation of a collaboration with OUTRIGHT which produced an important piece of research on violence against LBT in Asia in...
Opening Remarks by Roberta Clarke at the Regional Consultation on the Role of Key Stakeholders in Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls in Asia
Opening remarks by Roberta Clarke, Regional Director, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at the opening of the Regional Consultation on the Role of Key Stakeholders in Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls in Asia, Bangkok, 25 November 2014
Speech by Roberta Clarke at the Advancing and Monitoring Workshop on Women’s Political Participation in ASEAN
Speech by Roberta Clarke, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and Representative in Thailand, at the Advancing and Monitoring Women’s Political Participation in ASEAN Workshop to Review Country Research Papers, 29-30 April, Siem Reap, Cambodia