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UN Observes International Women’s Day

Mar 7, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Stephanie Zawalski/Europa Newswire March 6, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — In observance of International Women’s Day, March 8th, UN Women hosted, what they referred to as, a thematic debate. Heads of state, UN officials and other governmental and non-governmental representatives took the opportunity to speak on the successes and continued struggles of global gender equality in respect to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which was adopted in 1995. One of the greatest global successes was reported by Ban Ki-Moon who cited the reduction of maternal mortality which has been cut approximately in half over the past 20 years (although, [Read More]

UN Women Executive Director’s Message for International Women’s Day

Mar 2, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards equality, and firm commitments at the highest level. Their hope was that we would see this by 2005. Today, not one single country has achieved equality. It is more urgent than ever that we define – and stick to – a time frame. There has been some progress in the [Read More]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 30, 2014 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

United Nations, New York, USA, November 25 2014 – Panelists at the event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). In the front row from left: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; and Teri Hatcher, American actress, writer and producer. On the Photo: (from LEFT): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chirlane McCray, Teri Hatcher. Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actress, writer and producer Teri Hatcher: “I am simply one in three women who is forced to accept violence [Read More]

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