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UNIFEM partnership aims to empower women -Focus Oct09 AUSaid

by Founder at (WERI) - WATER AND ENERGY RELIEF INTERNATIONAL on Nov 21, 2009

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AusAID and the United Nations...

AusAID and the United Nations
Development Fund for Women
(UNIFEM) have signed a partnership agreement that is aimed at empowering women and achieving gender equality in the developing world.Australian Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance Bob McMullan signed the partnership agreement with UNIFEM Executive Director Dr Inés Alberdi on 12 August during her recent visit to Australia. Through the partnership,
Australia will provide more than
$17 million to support UNIFEM in its work to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over the next six years.
“There is much work to do,”
Mr McMullan said. “Almost 100
countries remain off-track to achieve the MDG of eliminating genderdisparity in all levels of education by 2015. More than 500,000 women in developing countries die annually in childbirth or from maternity-related complications. Globally, one in three women experience violence. Almost two out of three employed women are in vulnerable or unpaid jobs.”
ABOVE: Dr Inés Alberdi and Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance Bob McMullan sign the partnership framework in Canberra. Photo: Angus Braithwaite, AusAID

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