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Opening Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the plenary session of the Five Days of Violence Prevention Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa

 

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To share experiences and best practices towards building peaceful communities in South and Southeast Asia, women activists, civil society representatives, experts and governments came together in Bangkok, Thailand, from 25-29 September in a forum hosted by UN Women and the Counter-Terrorism

 

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In South-West Colombia, where the civil war has left a lasting impact, the Nueva Vida (New Life) project, supported by UN Women and funded by the Embassy of Norway in Colombia, aims to boost women's income and participation in the fishing sector.

 

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More than 90 United Nations Member States have signed or intend to sign the voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, answering the call of Secretary-General António Guterres to address the scourge.

 

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A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua's two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane Irma. Shelter manager Samantha Burnette appeared with her phone in hand and a large, welcoming smile.

 

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    Swedish journalists share their experience in promoting gender equality in communications and journalism with local media, students and press officers in Moldova. During a wide-ranging three-day visit to Moldova's capital, Chisinau, Swedish journalists discussed with over 150 local journalists, students and government communications officers how to apply Sweden's experience in promoting gender equality in journalism, communications and photography.

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    "Our rights were violated. We could not set our goals, make decisions, fight for us and others," said Edith Vera*, a woman who spent over 20 years in residential institutions in Serbia. A recent study has uncovered that women, like Edith, with mental disabilities who are being held in Serbia's institutions, often suffer multiple forms of violence.

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    Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be "just the tip of the iceberg," the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance.

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    Keynote speech by United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at 2017 APEC Public - Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business

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    "My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again," said Ahlam, a mother of two in Yemen, earlier this year.

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