Tag Archives: UN Women

Investing in Girls’ Education Delivers Results: let’s innovate!

Today, we are celebrating the second International Day of the Girl Child. Indeed, on December 19, 2011, the  United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights … Continue reading

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U.N. Security Council new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence on June 24, 2013. Here is a statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women: “UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution … Continue reading

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“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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Girls’ education in Afghanistan: 10 days left to support Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia Jan, founder of the Ray of Hope Foundation in Afghanistan, was recentely Named Top 10 CNN Hero for 2012. Among these ten, the person with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive a $250,000 … Continue reading

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“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … Continue reading

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UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security

Cross-posted from UN Women This brief sourcebook is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security … Continue reading

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