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UN calls for "zero tolerance" policies on violence against women and increased funding for women's organizations

Thursday, November 26, 2020

In the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, the United Nations, represented by Maria-Noel Vaeza, regional director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean, called upon countries to ensure essential services for victims-survivors of violence, increase funding to women's organizations, put in place action plans to prevent violence and to disseminate information on services.

ProDefensoras Colombia: "Let's protect those who protect us."

Friday, June 26, 2020

"For life, development, and peace, I'm an advocate." This is one of the many messages that they share with us and which will be insisted on by the leaders and human rights defenders who were selected to be part of the ProDefensoras Colombia Programme, which has been made possible thanks to the alliance between UN Women, the Norwegian Embassy and the Ombudsman's Office.

The long road to justice, prosecuting femicide in Mexico

Monday, November 27, 2017

In Mexico, at least seven women were victims of gender-related killings every day in 2016. The killings continue, although there are comprehensive laws in the books, because of prevailing impunity and the lack of effective implementation. It took Irinea Buendía six years to get justice for her daughter’s murder, but her pursuit of justice led to a historic precedent in prosecuting femicide in Mexico. UN Women is supporting government institutions and civil society organizations, so that together they can raise awareness and end impunity towards crimes against women and girls.

Executive Director undertakes first mission to Brazil

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women celebrated annually on 25 November, and the call to take part in the 16 days of activism against gender violence, UN Under-Secretary General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake her first official mission to Brazil from 18-19 November 2015.

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