Tag Archives: Ending Violence against Women

Ending violence against women toolkit first of its kind in the Pacific

EVAW Toolkit UNW_FINALcompressed-coverSuva, Fiji – Are’tiki is like many other Pacific towns and villages. Women face a number of challenges including fewer educational and economic opportunities, limited access to reproductive health services, poor representation in decision-making and high rates of violence. But when Are’tiki Women’s Association Programme Officer, Moana, found out that the rape of a young woman by her boyfriend was not an isolated incident, she decided to Continue reading

UN Women launches global call for a transformative agenda to make gender equality a reality

Momentum towards meeting the MDGsDrawing global attention to the persistent factors that block the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment worldwide, UN Women has launched a call to galvanize the gender equality agenda and ensure concrete action that will enable women and girls to truly live as equal citizens everywhere. In a position paper released today, Continue reading