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World Day of Social Justice: Last Dash to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals

On the World Day of Social Justice, the UN renews its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty and improve other global issues by 2015.

UN 57th Commission on the Status of Women

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.   The theme for this year's Commission will be the Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.


The Commission on

International Women's Day

With the recent celebration of One Billion Rising, and VAWA passing in the Senate, women’s issues are getting more of the attention they deserve.  International Women’s Day, formerly called International Women’s Working Day, is another celebration of the female gender that highlights the

V-Day: One Billion Rising

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is known for speaking out about women's issues. Her play The Vagina Monologues has entertained audiences around the world while raising more than $75 million for her nonprofit, V-Day, which strives to highlight awareness of targeted violence, such as abuse, rape,

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Designated by the UN General Assembly in 1999, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women recognizes a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime - with the abuser usually someone known to her.