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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government, private sector and civil society and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.

Ending violence against girls and women

On the 13 November, the Department for International Development will bring together donors, the UN and international NGOs to make commitments to ensure action is taken to stop violence and the threat of violence to girls and women during a crisis, and meet the needs of survivors of violence.