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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Saturday, November 21, 2015

In her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world—a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can and will live free from violence”. More

A Safe Space to Dream and Hope

Sunday, September 6, 2015

3 September 2015, Oromia region, Ethiopia. About two hours from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, concrete steps to implement gender equality commitments and frameworks to end violence against women and girls are being taken. This week, these steps included the opening of a second Safe House for women and girls survivors of violence in Adama, Oromia Regional State. The safe house was officially opened in the presence of the Head of Oromia Bureau of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (BoWCYA)... More

Kigali sings for a Safe City for women and girls

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The two finalists of a song competition performed before a crowd of 3,000 dignitaries and agents of change on 25 November, as Benetton’s UNHATE Foundation announced new funding to support a transformative arts-for-change project in Kigali schools. More

From Kigali to Quito, a journey towards safer cities

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In the first south-south exchange under UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Programme, the Deputy Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda, recently visited Quito, Ecuador to share experiences and discuss challenges. More

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