Female Government Leaders Recount Personal Experiences of Threats, Attacks, Structural Obstacles, as Commission Discusses Ways to End Violence Against Women

17 Mar

Current and former Government officials, many speaking candidly from personal experience, explored the daily threats faced by women in positions of authority — both offline and in the world’s “new public space”, the Internet — as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its work today.

Ministers Highlight Obstacles, Best Practices to Expedite Progress towards Gender Parity, as Women’s Commission Continues Session

16 Mar

Ministers highlighted obstacles and shared best practices to accelerate the race towards gender equality, as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its session today with a general discussion and two ministerial round tables.

Current Progress towards Gender Parity Discouraging, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Commission on Status of Women Ministerial Round Table

16 Mar

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message for the Commission on the Status of Women’s sixty-fifth session (CSW65) Ministerial Round Table on “Getting to parity:  good practices towards achieving women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life”, 15 March:

Commission on the Status of Women: 1st Meeting (AM & PM)

15 Mar

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of today’s meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women is available at this time. The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release WOM/2204.

Deputy Secretary-General Highlights Crucial Intergenerational Leadership, Tells Young African Women Fellows Programme ‘I See Myself in You’

12 Mar

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's video message to the Young African Women Fellows programme, a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission, held today: