Whether in times of armed conflict, post-conflict or peace, sexual violence is neither inevitable nor acceptable; it is an outcome of gender inequality and a violation of human rights for which states are accountable.
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence and terrorism.More
Ligia Canales, a mother of three living in Managua, was once a victim of domestic violence: "My former companion used to get drunk, beat meMore
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Shaimaa Abdo El Naggar, 30, lives in Qena, one of Upper Egypt’s poorest governorates, known for its low income, poor infrastructure and lack of social services.More
Projects and Initiatives
The Global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI) is a comprehensive capacity development and policy advisory services programme that aims to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by making economic policies and poverty reduction strategies deliver results equitably to women and men, girls and boys. more
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. more
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- 11 Jun 2015:Africa’s infrastructure drive must take into account health and gender to be sustainable
- 09 Jun 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of the High Level International Conference on the Implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015
- 09 Jun 2015:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at UNDP side event on The Critical Importance of Water for Sustainable Development and the SDGs
17 Aug 2015:Africa, midway through its "Glorious Thirty"