"Addressing sexual and physical violence has been a central issue in the efforts of our partners in civil society and the Government to advance women's human rights in Haiti for years," said Kathy Mangones, UNIFEM Country Programme Manager in Haiti.
Suraya Pakzad, Director of Voice of Women in Herat, Afghanistan, who was named by TIME magazine as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People in 2009, and Kathy Mangones, Haiti country programme director for UNIFEM, the UN women's fund, will issue a call on Capitol Hill for policymakers to put women front and centre in two of the most high-profile US and international assistance efforts underway in the developing world.
"Looking toward the next decade, UN Women will continue to support and work with the Ministry of Gender and Development as well as women and their organizations to advance gender equality and create the conditions to enable Liberian women to empower themselves and continue to transform their nation" said Sheelagh Kathy Mangones, Country Representative, UN Women Liberia.
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