An announcement from our Executive Director, Janelle Weissman

After more than 7 years championing the rights of women and girls in our region, UN Women Australia’s Executive Director Janelle Weissman is stepping down …

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Statement on International Widows’ Day 2021 by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems, widened socio-economic gaps, and shifted strategic, political, and funding priorities, all of which disproportionately affect women and girls, …

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Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening of the 65th Commission on the status of Women

[As delivered] On the 9th of March 2020, the 64th Commission on the Status of Women proactively took precautions and scaled down the session. Two days …

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UN Secretary-General’s opening remarks at the 65th Commission on the status of Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLI6ivndro I am very pleased to address the Commission on the Status of Women.  We meet for a second time in the context of the …

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UN Women Australia joins the March for Justice’s call for a safe and equal Australia

UN Women Australia joins the March for Justice’s call for a safe and equal Australia. No human rights scourge is more prevalent than gender inequality. …

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Parliamentary Breakfast Statement

Every year, UN Women Australia launches International Women’s Day at Parliament House. It is traditionally co-hosted by the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader, whoever …

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UN Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge.  The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed this issue as a global emergency requiring urgent …

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

With the will, there’s a way to end violence against women We’ve seen the close connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in reported …

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UN Women Executive Director appeals to governments worldwide to take action to end violence against women and girls

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence, has dramatically escalated around the world. Given the urgency, …

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Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day of Rural Women

In rural Xiaruoyao, China, 45-year-old pig farmer Yan Shenglian is part of her village’s COVID-19 management team, giving temperature checks and recording vehicle information at local checkpoints …

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