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09 Mar 2013
We are One Woman: Voices in Harmony
As work continues to eliminate the scourge of violence against women, there is need to increase the messengers to ensure all the cultural custodians are speaking out.
Speaking in support of the of the International Women’s Day theme, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”, Acting Director of UN Women, Joan French stressed that the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign gives a framework for collective action to end gender based violence.
“It doesn’t speak only to UN agencies. No, it calls on all of us to take responsibility, to stand up speak out and take action…
Bridgetown, Barbados: UN Women Caribbean Office observed the 2013 International Women's Day with a celebrationof culture and art in recognition of their significance in the efforts to end violence against women and girls.
The event which was hosted in collaboration with the umbrella women's organisation in Barbados - the National Organisation of Women featured the launch of UN Women's song "One Woman" (sponsored by Microsoft) and the works of visual artists Versia Harris, Nyssa Haynes-Holder and Sheena Rose and guest speaker, Methodist Minister, Reverend Marlene Britton-Walfall.
Kingston, Jamaica: The government’s lead agency for gender matters, the Bureau of Women's Affairs (BWA), along with the Dispute Resolution Foundation through the "Way Out Project", with support from the Fund for Gender Equality (FGE), UN WOMEN and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will once again mark the celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum”.