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Statement: Speaking out and speaking up for fundamental rights and freedoms

Friday, December 7, 2018

In a statement for Human Rights Day (10 December) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women, says: "Let us re-affirm our commitment to a world in which human rights, and women’s rights, underpin justice, solidarity, harmony and prosperity for all". More

Caribbean Study Tour

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, jointly conducted a study visit to four English-speaking Caribbean countries More

Media advisory: As the Beijing Declaration turns 20, the 59th Commission on the Status of Women will take stock of women’s rights, amid mixed progress

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Considered the most comprehensive blueprint on advancing women’s rights, the 1995 Beijing roadmap was adopted by 189 governments. But 20 years on, the commitments made are only partially fulfilled. More

Human Rights Day 2012 - Inclusion and the Right to Participate in Public Life

Monday, December 10, 2012

Today, on this Human Rights Day, we celebrate the right of all people to make their voices heard and participate fully in public life. Yet the voices of too many women and girls continue to be stifled through discrimination, threats and violence. This is holding back progress for women and for all members of society. More

Call for Communications - allegations of human rights violations affecting the status of women

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Individuals, non-governmental organizations, groups and networks are invited to submit written communications—including, but not limited to, complaints, appeals and petitions—to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with information on alleged injustices and human rights violations against women in any country. More

Empower rural women - End hunger and poverty

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Message of Michelle Bachelet Executive, Director of UN Women: "Empower rural women: End hunger and poverty". This International Women's Day, I join women around the globe in solidarity for human rights, dignity and equality. More

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