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by World Music Network March 08, 2013


'One Woman: A Song For UN Women'

The song 'One woman: A Song for UN women' is launched on International Women's Day, 8 March

This year, International Women’s Day focuses on ending violence against women — a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women and a top priority for UN Women. As commemorations are underway in all corners of the globe, 'One Woman' strongly believes that it possible to overcome violence and discrimination.

'One Woman' is a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring 25 artists from 20 countries across the globe. The song 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.

The song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women's rights and gender equality. 'One Woman' was written for UN Women, the global champion for women and girls worldwide, to celebrate its mission and work to improve women's lives around the world.

From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia or Benin acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity. Artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Bebel Gilberto, Rokia Traoré, Anoushka Shankar, Concha Buika, Bassekou Kouyate and many other donated their time to record this track.

Watch the official video below.

The track  is globally available for download as of 8 March on http://song.unwomen.org, together with the full song video and behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s year-long production.