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Michelle Bachelet
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Ms. Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Under Ms. Bachelet’s leadership, UN Women leads, supports and coordinates the United Nations’ work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global, regional and country level.

Ms. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. A long-time champion of women’s rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout her career. As President, she invested significantly in pension reform, social protection programmes for women and children, and research and development. Ms. Bachelet also held ministerial portfolios in the Chilean Government as Minister of Defence and Minister of Health.

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Once We Make This Dream a Reality

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:39 PM

The year 2014 marks a very significant step towards building a fairer world for men and women. This year, we begin a year-long celebration ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2015. This platform provided the framework to help countries devise public policies...

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Sólo podemos acabar con la violencia contra las mujeres si trabajamos unidos

(10) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 3:10 AM

Me preguntan a menudo si es posible terminar con la violencia contra las mujeres, tan extendida y persistente. Mi respuesta es sí. Es posible. Pero solo podemos hacerlo unidos. Todos somos responsables, y ya es hora de que los líderes cumplan las promesas hechas a las mujeres.

Hoy, con la...

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We Can Only End Violence Against Women Together

(16) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 6:00 PM

I am often asked whether ending violence against women is possible given the pervasiveness and persistence of these crimes. My answer is yes. It is possible. But we can only do it together. We are all responsible and it is time for leaders to fulfill the promises made to women....

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The World's Women and the Pursuit of Justice

(12) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 5:39 PM

Women across the world enjoy greater opportunities and freedoms than ever before. It is a peaceful revolution under-pinned by an extraordinary transformation of legal rights. Almost every country has signed international conventions signaling their commitment to outlaw discrimination against women. Nearly 140 national constitutions specifically guarantee gender equality.

But...

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