Archive for November, 2010

Yvonne Chaka Chaka Awarded by the Roll back Malaria Partnership and the United Nations

30th November 2010 Uncategorized

Johannesburg – The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the United Nations in South Africa co-hosted a special evening event last night in Sandton in recognition of Yvonne Chaka Chaka for her work as RBM Goodwill Ambassador, advocating for those affected by malaria. (more…)

UNODC developing effective police responses to violence against women and children in Southern Africa

25th November 2010 Uncategorized

Pretoria – On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 54/134 designating 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In the years since its formation, the international day has been a critical time for Governments, international organisations and NGOs to organise activities designed to raise public awareness of violence against women as well as to seek solutions to eradicate persistent discrimination against women. (more…)

Yvonne Chaka Chaka to receive Award for her commitment in the fight against Malaria

25th November 2010 Uncategorized

Johannesburg, South Africa – This coming Monday November 29, 2010, renowned singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka will receive a special award from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the United Nations in South Africa as RBM Goodwill Ambassador and for her significant contribution and long-standing commitment in the fight against malaria. (more…)

“Are we accomplices to violence against women?” asks UN human rights chief

25th November 2010 Uncategorized

The following statement has been issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is commemorated on 25 November 2010“Although precise statistics are not available, since violence against women – especially domestic violence – is a hidden crime, recent figures released by the United Nations suggest that in some countries close to 60 percent of women may be subjected to physical violence at least once in their lifetime. They also make clear that no country, whether rich or poor, dictatorship or democracy, has come close to eliminating violence against women. (more…)

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25th November 2010 Uncategorized

New York – As we observe the 2010 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us acknowledge the widespread and growing efforts to address this important issue. No longer are women’s organizations alone. From Latin America to the United States, from Asia to Africa, men and boys, young and old, musicians, celebrities and sports personalities, the media, public and private organizations, and ordinary citizens are doing more to protect women and girls and promote their empowerment and rights. (more…)