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This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security. Over this decade, we have witnessed groundbreaking advancements in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence, including successful prosecutions...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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UN Women is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the crisis relating to Gaza. It has taken a catastrophic toll on tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom are women and children.
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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