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(New York, 19 September) — To kick-start a solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men, UN Women held a special event for the HeForShe campaign from United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and event co-host Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, other senior UN officials, including President of the General Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, actor Kiefer Sutherland and civil society representatives, participated in the discussion about the central role men and boys can play in the achievement of gender equality. 

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderated the night.

Photo: UN Women/Simon Luethi

For more on the event, please see: http://www.unwomen.org/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release

To join the HeForShe campaign, please visit: http://www.heforshe.org/

The EU’s Promotion of Gender Equality in Egypt: Towards a New Strategy?

The EU cannot let women see their rights deteriorate, nor it can think of them as mere disadvantaged, passive recipients of its aid.

Zambian peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) patrol streets lined with looted items awaiting collection in Abyei, the main town of the disputed Abyei area on the border of Sudan and newly independent South Sudan. In a statement yesterday, the United Nations strongly condemned the burning and looting currently being perpetrated by armed elements in the area, following the seizure of Abyei town by Sudanese Government troops on 20 March.

Evolving Norms: How the Libyan & Syrian Conflicts Have Affected the R2P

Though the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm suffered a setback in the wake of the Syria crisis, the 2011 Libyan intervention offers hope & guidance for its evolution.

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

Given the potential it has to emerge as a leader in SSDC initiatives, it is important to evaluate the dynamics of cooperation and partnership in the Indian context.

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The symbolic and emotive potential of rape narratives has, throughout colonial and post-colonial history, been powerfully employed in connection with race.

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The definition of enforced disappearance is of paramount importance in determining state obligations and preventing the crime of enforced disappearance.

Theorising LGBT Rights as Human Rights: A Queer(itical) Analysis

Theorising LGBT Rights as Human Rights: A Queer(itical) Analysis

Human rights have emerged as a the primary vehicle through which the future of LGBT rights are being negotiated and institutionalized.

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

There is evidence to support the claim that democracy can reduce corruption. Once democracy is consolidated, there is reason to believe that corruption can be reduced.

Photo by Courtney Radsch

Quick to the Rescue: Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

Tthe decision-making process that guided resolution 1973 was based on national interests, realpolitik calculations, geo-strategic considerations, and domestic politics.

Photo: Jonny White via FlickR

After Crisis: A Marxist Take on Capital and Labour after the Financial Crisis

As the cases of Sweden and the UK show, regardless of the uneven structures and development of capitalism, there has been an attack on labour by capital after the crisis.

Pakistan in The New Great Game: On Gwadar Port

Pakistan in The New Great Game: On Gwadar Port

The port of Gwadar (Baluchistan, Pakistan) is a site of potential major geopolitical importance. There, Pakistan, China, India & the US are vying for strategic influence.

Kenya’s Paradoxical ‘Resource Curse’

Kenya’s Paradoxical ‘Resource Curse’

Kenya must improve transparency, address corruption, and strengthen its institutional infrastructure if it is to avoid joining the long list of states ‘cursed’ by oil.

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

The US and Iran’s past has greatly affected the nature of their relationship as each country insisted on viewing the other side from different and opposing perspectives.