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06 Mar 2014
Equality for Women is Progress for All
Message for International Women’s Day 2014
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and
Executive Director of UN Women
Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges.
International Women's Day is therefore also a day to recommit ourselves to working harder for gender equality, together as women, men, youth, and leaders of nations, communities, religion and commerce.
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls
The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be held from March 10-21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the priority theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the MDGs for women and girls.
BE PART OF CREATING SOLUTIONS - UN WOMEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is violence against families, communities, nations and humanity. It is a threat to international peace and security, as recognized by the UN Security Council. It has reached a crisis point and demands action from all of us, young and old, women and men.
Today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and every day, we must stand up, speak out and be part of creating solutions to end these human rights violations.