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International Association of Women Judges - Zambia (UN Trust Fund grantee)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In Zambia, magistrates and judges lack knowledge of their obligations under national and international law and women are largely unaware of their rights with very limited ability to access justice. In order to break barriers that prevent women's access to justice, IAWJ develops "feedback loops" that document and track the responsiveness and accessibility of courts for women and enhance dialogue between women and the judiciary. More

A Considerable Difference: Women and Representation in Southern Sudan

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

After more than 20 years of civil war and a long struggle for independence, South Sudan officially became Africa's 54th nation on 9 July 2011. In the making of the nation, women played a significant role in achieving independence—making their voices heard, particularly in the political arena. (Producer: UN Women; Date of Release: July 2011) More

Annah Sango, Zimbabwe, Women and Girls and HIV Prevention

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Annah Sango, from Zimbabwe, is 24 and a vocal activist for HIV prevention. She attended this year's Commission on Population and Development with the support of UNAIDS, on behalf of the International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, and spoke at a side event co-sponsored by UN Women. Here she speaks about how HIV has impacted her life, and the need for more young women and girls to get involved in its prevention. More

Interview with Kenyan HIV caregiver and activist Violet Shivutse

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Violet Shivutse, a caregiver and founder of Shibuye Community Health Workers in Kenya, was one of eight speakers on a UN Women panel at the XIX International AIDS Conference, held from 22 to 27 July in Washington D.C. Shivutse says the HIV epidemic revealed women's power -- it literally woke them up -- and now women living with HIV and in AIDS-affected communities are at the forefront of change in their societies. Attending the International AIDS Conference for the first time as a co-sponsor... More

UN in Action - South Africa: From Victim to Victor

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk. Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. We travel to South Africa to meet several survivors, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination. This UN in Action version of "South Africa: From Victim to Victor" is a... More

Aiziza Mint Kadra: Ancienne adjointe au maire de la ville de Tombouctou

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

L'ancienne adjointe au maire de la ville de Tombouctou a assisté à la conférence de la Conférence de haut niveau sur le leadership des femmes dans le Sahel. More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women: Action Aid Liberia

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rape and other forms of violence were widely used as weapons of war during Liberia's 15-year civil conflict. Violence was embedded in traditional norms and behaviour acquired during the war, and it continues to cast a long shadow over the lives of women and girls. With support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, Action Aid Liberia is implementing a project Liberia's south-eastern counties to address violence and HIV. The twin pandemics are rampant in these largely rural areas... More

Claiming Property and Inheritance Rights for HIV-affected Women - Zimbabwe

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

As a woman with deteriorating health due to HIV, Phillipa Marisa, 60, used to agonize over the legacy that she would leave her children. Since her husband's death from AIDS she had become dispossessed from her property in Hopley Farm, Harare and had fierce arguments with her in-laws. Yet she found support and solace in a programme that connects HIV-affected women with their property and inheritance rights, and with each other. Supported by UN Women, the organization Women and Law in Southern... More

Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thuthuzela means 'comfort' in the Xhosa language. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are 'one-stop shops' designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor-friendly manner. Produced by UNTV for UN Women. Producer: Gill Fickling Writer, editor and narrator: Hema Parmar Read More: http://progress.unwomen.org/2011/06/thuthuzela-care-centres-in-south-africa/ More

Women and HIV: Fighting the epidemic in Botswana

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Botswana, in Southern Africa, reportedly has one of the highest HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in the world. As journalist Daljit Dhaliwal reports here, women are hardest hit in rural areas, where they often struggle to access medical care. While there is still is a very long way to go, strides are being made through new methods for delivering services and information to hard-to-reach areas. More

Marcella Samba Sesay: Effective political participation needed in run-up to Sierra Leone Elections

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Marcella Samba Sesay, Head of Programmes of the Campaign for Good Governance, Head of Programmes, spoke with UN Women in Sierra Leone on 18 June 2012 about the national elections scheduled for November 2012. She cautions that growing levels of violence in Sierra Leone do not augur well for the election and post-election periods and says efforts to prevent that violence and to increase effective political participation are necessary. Because young girls and their concerns often get lost in the... More

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