UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women
World Leaders on Progress
Executive Director, UNIFEM
It is the responsibility of national governments and of international institutions to improve the
Dr. Michelle Bachelet
President of the Republic of Chile
We need more women in politics, more women in business, more women participating in social organizations, and more women in the labour force.
Secretary-General of the United Nations
We must do more to stop these preventable deaths, which affect not only mothers and families but entire societies.
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and
Executive Secretary of ESCAP
Women are now asking not only that power-holders answer to women, but that what they
for gender equality, from now on.
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Durable peace cannot be built on injustice. Justice for women is at long last emerging from the shadow of history to take its rightful place at the heart of the international rule of law.
Dr. José Ramos-Horta
President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1996
Accountability to women is the key to building a nation based not on violence but on peace and security, development and human rights.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
President of Brazil
With participation and commitment we are advancing towards women's increased economic autonomy, the implementation of their rights and, the fight against gender-based violence.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia
I am determined that my administration will continue to respond to the needs of women.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1997
Women have always drawn on the power of collective action to change the world.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Prime Minister of Spain
Who is accountable to women? Everyone in my government is.
Contacts & Credits
Progress Of The World's Women 2008/2009 : The Multimedia Report
Who Answers To Women?
Aid & Security
MDGs & Gender
A collection of issues about women around the world.
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