Michelle Bachelet
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Ms. Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Under Ms. Bachelet’s leadership, UN Women leads, supports and coordinates the United Nations’ work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at the global, regional and country level.

Ms. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. A long-time champion of women’s rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout her career. As President, she invested significantly in pension reform, social protection programmes for women and children, and research and development. Ms. Bachelet also held ministerial portfolios in the Chilean Government as Minister of Defence and Minister of Health.

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We Can Only End Violence Against Women Together

(16) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (23:00)

I am often asked whether ending violence against women is possible given the pervasiveness and persistence of these crimes. My answer is yes. It is possible. But we can only do it together. We are all responsible and it is time for leaders to fulfill the promises made to women....

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