N° IX August 2012
Newsletter Noticias UNiTE Campaign and UN Women presented to the United Nations system in Panama the initiative Orange Day
UN Women sensitizes and informs young people about the problem of violence against women in 2012 QuitoFest On 10th and 11th August, UN Women Andean Region participated in the 10th edition of the independent music international festival QuitoFest in the framework of the UNiTE Campaign and in coordination with other UN Agencies in Ecuador: UNDP,OHCHR, UNV, UNESCO, PAHO / WHO and FAO.
Organized by the Secretary General’s Campaign UNiTE and UN Women, today has been presented before the United Nations System in Panama and at regional level, the initiative supported by the Global UNiTE Youth Network "Orange Day". In this act were the Resident Coordinator, the Regional Directors, the National Agencies Directors and many people from the UN System. Thanks to the commitment of UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNISDR, UNOPS, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNEP, WFP and UNIC, each 25th it will be organized activities such as awareness-raising workshops addressed to journalists, United Nations staff and young people; or awareness marches against violence against women and girls.
The initiative was launched with the aiming to sensitize, raise awareness and inform young participants about the different expressions of violence against women, the cycle of violence, the importance of their involvement in the eradication of this p ro b l e m a n d in e nd i n g the transmission of discriminatory practices from generation to generation, as well as to highlight the need to promote new masculinities. Read more
Orange Day initiative receives accessions from all over the region
Para compartir: - Centro Virtual de conocimiento de ONU Mujeres para eliminar la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas - Women Watch
In the framework of the initiative of Orange Days numerous individuals and organizations of the Civil Society wanted to share with the campaign unite their commitment. In this way, Women's Issues Network of Belize, the Youth Ambassador in CARICOM and member of the Global Young UNiTE Network, Christa Soleyn, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Panama, Francisco Alvarez SotoThe Ibero-American Network of Cuba Masculinities, and volunteers from different organizations in Antigua and Barbuda, were dressed in Orange and shared their photo - taking in our Facebook album.
Virtual discussion: What do young people think about the end of the violence against women? On the occasion of the International Youth Day commemorated the past August 12th, UN Women launched a virtual discussion on their social networks Facebook and Twitter (@SayNOUNiTE). In the calling launched two questions were left to participants to be answered: Gender equality and violence against girls and women care about youth development? How does the elimination of violence against girls and women link with economic empowerment, political participation, education and the realization of the human rights of the youth? Read more
Uruguay UNiTEd to put an end to violence against women, adolescents and girls
This project, funded by the Trust Fund, emerged as a proposal of the National Advisory Council for the Fight Against Domestic Violence (CNCLVD) and the Integral System of Protection of Children and Adolescents against violence (SIPIAV). This initiative is channelled through the United Nations System in Uruguay within the framework of the UNiTE Campaign with the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation. Its greatest strength is exhibited in his name, "Uruguay UNiTEd", as it manages to bring together the efforts of the institutions that have been searching for answers and solutions to the problem of violence against women, adolescents and girls in the country.
Uruguay unites to improve the handling of press information related to gender and generational violence Uruguay has launched a course for journalists in order to improve the informative treatment of gender and genderbased violence. This activity is part of the United Nations Secretary General´s campaign UNiTE to end violence against women and have provided training to more than 70 journalists from national and local media. The course was organized by the voice Communication Agency "Voz y Vos", in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF at Uruguay and with the support of the United Nations Trust Fund. It also had the backing of the Uruguayan Press Association (APU).
Parliamentarians from 8 Pacific Island Countries have signed statement calling for increased efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls In the lead up to the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands this week, parliamentarians representing eight Pacific Island Countries have released a signed statement calling for increased efforts and sustained action to eliminate violence against women and girls, under the framework of the Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign. As legislators and policymakers, the group agreed on the need to strengthen laws and institutional structures, including both formal and informal justice systems. Traditional justice systems are often the only available avenue for justice in the Pacific, where the majority of the population live in rural areas and outer islands. Read more
NEXT EVENTS: 5th and 6th of September at Costa Rica: International Congress Accesibility and Justice. 26th and 27th of September: Central American Public Prosecutors Meeting.
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