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“One Woman”: A Song from The UN

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Press Release:
International Women’s Day
By Culture & Entertainment Editor
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“One Woman” calls for change and celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who daily make extraordinary contributions

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013 UN Women will launch "One Woman: A song for UN Women", a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists from across the globe.

As of today, behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production will be available at song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch. On March 8, the site will feature the full song video and make the track available for download.

One Woman” calls for change and celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who daily make extraordinary contributions to their countries and communities.

The lyrics are inspired by stories of women whom UN Women has supported, UN Women is the UN organization charged with advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality worldwide. It began its work in 2011, the first new UN organization in decades.

“One Woman” is the first theme song for a UN organization.

What For?

Singers and performers from all regions, women and men, donated their time and contributed their talent. Initially performed during the launch event for UN Women in the UN General Assembly Hall in 2011, “One Woman” aims to become a rallying cry that inspires listeners about the mission of UN Women and engages them to join in the drive for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

The music of the song is by Graham Lyle (Tina Turner’s "What's Love Got To Do With It" and many other hits) and British/Somali singer-songwriter Fahan Hassan. Jerry Boys produced the song, together with lyricist and executive producer Beth Blatt and her organization Hope Sings.

Microsoft, as UN Women’s corporate partner for “One Woman” has sponsored the song and music video production.

Related Links:
Women Creating Change in Society & Politics
Position of Women in Islam — Social Aspect
Human Rights in the Quran

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