The EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva co-organised on 26 February 2013 the event 'The Power of Empowered Women', taking place in the margins of the 22nd Human Rights Council. An initiative of the 40 women ambassadors to the UN in Geneva, the event aimed at highlighting the transformative impact of women in societies around the world. Read more...
On 25 November 1960, three Dominican sisters, political activists known as the Hermanas Mirabal, were brutally assassinated for opposing the Trujillo dictatorship. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women remembers this day. Read more
EEAS Deputy Secretary General reaffirmed the EU’s support for the UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security, saying it’s not just a women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue. Read more
"I am frequently reminded that everything I do as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy affects the lives of girls", says Catherine Ashton in an article in Plan that marks first International Day of the Girl Child (11 October 2012). Read more
"Too often we still see in our societies that it’s harder if you are a woman to be able to succeed. It’s more challenging, there are more criticisms, more hurdles we have to get over, and there are more chances that you have to take,” said the High Representative. Read more
An overview of EU activities in the Mediterranean and Middle East Region: capacity-strengthening, institutional and judicial reforms, empowerment, support for women’s organisations and more. Read more
An overview of EU activities in Latin America and the Caribbean: support for human rights and women’s organisations, launching microenterprise projects and training on sexual and reproductive rights. Read more