Outgoing United Nations (UN) Executive Director of Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says the UN managed to change laws in Afghanistan to protect women and girls in that country.
The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is formally underway at the United Nations in New York, in a largely virtual/hybrid session amid a growing consensus that women have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Nations Women Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says governments have increased measures to protect women but that is still not enough.
The world finds itself at a crossroads as it ponders the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that has had a disproportionate impact on women and girls.
Executive Director of United Nations Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has joined prominent South Africans in expressing sadness at the death of veteran journalist Karima Brown.