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  • UN Women Launches Tonight – Be Part of It!

    February 24th, 2011

          I’m very honored to be the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the new organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and I’m thrilled to invite you to be part of their special launch event featuring many distinguished speakers and performers.   Watch the live webcast tonight at 6:30pm EST [&hellip

  • Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm

    September 7th, 2010

      Ines (UN Women‘s Executive Director) and I met and spoke with a small group of Haitian young women who had all experienced sexual violence. Yolette Jeanty, the inspirational head of Kay Fanm who runs the shelter, helped the girls feel safe enough to talk to us. One said she’d been attacked by two men, [&hellip

  • Stories From Haiti: Camp Guercy

    August 19th, 2010

      A picture near Camp Guercy, a badly destroyed part of Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. With more than 1.5 million Haitians homeless and living in fragile tents, the lack of shelter and privacy makes women and girls so very vulnerable to sexual violence. The stories the women and teens shared about what happened to [&hellip

  • Stories From Haiti: The Schoolteacher

    August 16th, 2010

    Here are some shots from my recent trip to Haiti. While I was there I visited the garden of a schoolteacher, whose house collapsed and who is now involving children from the surrounding camps in educational activities like reading, drawing and singing. The kids were singing a song for us and it was great to [&hellip

  • Say No – UNiTE Welcome Message

    July 28th, 2010

      Watch this video from UN Women to learn more about Say No – UNiTE and please sign the petition to add your name to this important cause. Nic