Auspicio UNIFEM:

                                                                      

                                                                  09 de Diciembre de 1999

 

Estimada Victoria:

Me da mucho gusto saber de tu decisión de escalar el Aconcagua, la cima más alta de las Américas, para enviar un mensaje de paz a las mujeres y las niñas del mundo en el amanecer del nuevo milenio.

Desde hace más de 20 años, UNIFEM viene abriendo nuevos caminos y expandiendo los horizontes en la lucha por promover los derechos de las mujeres y alcanzar la equidad de género. Este tipo de iniciativos nos inspira y reafirma la necesidad de seguir adelante en esta causa.

Es un honor para UNIFEM acompañarte en esta travesía en que darás voz a millones de mujeres que no la tienen y que sufren a diario en silencio la violación de sus derechos más básicos.

Sabiendo que “El fin es el comienzo en las alturas” le deseamos mucho éxito en la subida al Aconcagua.

 

Cordialmente.

 

                                                                                                              Flavia Pansieri  

                                                                                                           (Directora Adjunta)

 

                                                    United Nations Development Fund for Women

                                                                Works In Association with UNDP

 

 

 

      It`s an honor for UNIFEM

It’s an honor for UNIFEM to be part of a journey that both marks the struggle and tremendous progress of women, and reaffirms the importance of promoting women’s rights and equality,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “This initiative is an inspiration and a celebration of the commitment and strength required to realize our dreams and to make gender equality a reality ”.     

 

LINK: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/story_detail.php?StoryID=27

FAQ | e-Newsletter | Feeds | Jobs | Procurement | Contact Us | Support Us | Site Map UNIFEM / News & Events / News Archives

Press Release

UNIFEM Endorses New Year’s Internet Peace Broadcast From First Woman to Climb Highest Mountain in the Americas Alone  

For immediate release

Date: 15 December 1999 

Media Inquiries: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UN Women Mailing Address, +1 646 781-4522.  

United Nations, New York

- Victoria Manno, a 35 year old television actress and journalist from Argentina, departs December 18* on an expedition that will make her the first woman to scale the highest mountain in the Americas alone. At 6,959 meters, Mt. Aconcagua is located in the Argentine province of Mendoza. Manno hopes to reach the summit at dawn on New Years Day.

After unfurling a banner from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), she will send a live Internet broadcast of peace to the world’s women and children through a satellite phone and her web page. “I want to make this a moment to offer faith, hope and peace to all women and children, because I consider the new millennium a time of great significance for humanity,” Manno says.

The motto of her expedition is, “At the summit, the end is the beginning” ( “El fin es el comienzo en las alturas”).

“It’s an honor for UNIFEM to be part of a journey that both marks the struggle and tremendous progress of women, and reaffirms the importance of promoting women’s rights and equality,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “This initiative is an inspiration and a celebration of the commitment and strength required to realize our dreams and to make gender equality a reality.”

Manno, who comes from the small village of San Rafael in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is a pentathlete who says she first wanted to climb Mt. Aconcagua when she was 16, but was not allowed because she was a minor. She has been preparing for the ascent for over a year and will be accompanied by a guide to help carry equipment and provisions.

She plans to climb the mountain’s northern face, which is considered more accessible, but is also higher. Temperatures with wind-chill drop as low as 50 degrees below zero Celsius; strong winds swirl the snow into blinding whiteouts.

Manno will carry the usual climbing gear plus her satellite phone and a video camera, and will only be able to stay at the top of the mountain for about an hour.

In addition to her message on January 1st, she also plans a broadcast on December 24th from the Plaza de Mulas at 4,220 meters. On December 26th, she will reach the Nido de Condores at 5,350 meters, which is so high that she will be able to see the curve of the earth.     

 

Copyright © United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Photo Credits

 

 

 

 Says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM`s Executive Director

 

“ We offer our warmest congratulations to a woman who has inspired us all. She has shown great courage in her willingness to risk even her own life in reaching out to the world to affirm women’s human rights,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “Victoria Manno and her journey show that we are now closer than ever before to the day when gender equality touches the lives of all women everywhere ”.  

 

LinK: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/story_detail.php?StoryID=28  

FAQ | e-Newsletter | Feeds | Jobs | Procurement | Contact Us | Support Us | Site Map UNIFEM / News & Events / News Archives

Press Release

Pentathlete Calls for Equality From Highest Peak in the Americas

For immediate release

Date: 27 January 2000

Media Inquiries: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UNIFEM Headquarters, +1 646 781-4522

United Nations, New York 

- Victoria Manno, a 35-year-old television actress and journalist from Argentina, has completed her solo expedition to scale Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Her mission was to climb the 6,959 meter peak and use the dawn of the new millenium to make an appeal for peace and equality. On January 1st, 2000, she broadcast a message of peace to the world’s women and children over the internet and unfurled a banner from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Manno had hoped to deliver her message from the summit, but was stopped 859 meters from the top by unusually strong winds and temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius. “The mountain allows you to climb it, but never to conquer it,” says Manno, who has been back in her home in Buenos Aires since January 6. “It was difficult not to go on, but I feel that my mission has only just begun. If one person listened to my message, was touched, and will act on it, then my ascent had meaning.”

Manno explains that the moment she ended her 18-day expedition, she also resolved to climb other legendary peaks, including Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

“We offer our warmest congratulations to a woman who has inspired us all. She has shown great courage in her willingness to risk even her own life in reaching out to the world to affirm women’s human rights,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “Victoria Manno and her journey show that we are now closer than ever before to the day when gender equality touches the lives of all women everywhere.”

The weather on Mt. Aconcagua, which towers over the Andean chain, has been particularly bad this year. A string of fatalities among climbers occurred in the first week of January alone. Manno encountered 100 kilometer per hour winds as she struggled with a 17kg pack of equipment.

Just hours from the top, the risk of severe frostbite became so high that Manno ran the risk of sustaining permanent damage to her hands and feet. In the course of her expedition, Manno broadcast messages on Radio Libertad and Radio Feeling in Argentina four times a day. She also filmed 18 minutes of the climb, and took photographs to document her journey.

On New Year’s Day, using a satellite phone from the 6,100 meter spot known as Piedras Blancas (White Stones), she sent the following message through her website (  www.victoriamanno.com ).

“At this precise moment, in this solitary place, I can feel the silence, cold and wind mixed with the peace and purity of this place. I can feel that there is still a bit of pure hope in this planet…

From one of the highest mountains in the world, on this date and in representation of all the world’s women and children, I give voice to all those who suffer daily and in silence the violation of their rights…

I ask for gender equality without any form of discrimination, whether by race, ethnicity, age, religion, language, gender, disability, social condition, political opinion or any other condition…

At great heights, the end is the beginning.” Manno, who comes from the small village of San Rafael in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is a pentathlete who says she first wanted to climb Mt. Aconcagua when she was 16, but was not allowed because she was a minor. She prepared for the ascent for over a year, and climbed the mountain’s northern face, which is higher than other sides but considered more accessible.    

 

Copyright © United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Photo Credits

 

 

                                                                

                                                                Nueva York, 12 de junio de 2002

 

A quien pueda interesar:

El Fondo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (UNIFEM), con sede en Nueva York, apoya el novedoso proyecto realizado por Victoria Manno, “El fin es el Comienzo en las Alturas” con objetivo principal de dar visibilidad a los derechos humanos de mujeres y niños/as y lograr paralizar el sufrimiento que padecen estos seres humanos a consecuencia de la violación contra sus derechos.

El quipo de UNIFEM se une en desearle a Victoria mucho éxito en todos sus esfuerzos en promover actividades sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y niños y por lograr una igualdad humanitaria.                                                                                                                               

Atentamente.                             

 

                                                                                            Mónica Muñoz Vargas                                         

                                                                    (Jefa  Sección para América Latina y el Caribe)

            

United Nations Development Fund for Women

                                

 

                                                                      

                                                                                     09 de Diciembre de 1999

 

Estimada Victoria:

Me da mucho gusto saber de tu decisión de escalar el Aconcagua, la cima más alta de las Américas, para enviar un mensaje de paz a las mujeres y las niñas del mundo en el amanecer del nuevo milenio.

Desde hace más de 20 años, UNIFEM viene abriendo nuevos caminos y expandiendo los horizontes en la lucha por promover los derechos de las mujeres y alcanzar la equidad de género. Este tipo de iniciativos nos inspira y reafirma la necesidad de seguir adelante en esta causa.

Es un honor para UNIFEM acompañarte en esta travesía en que darás voz a millones de mujeres que no la tienen y que sufren a diario en silencio la violación de sus derechos más básicos.

Sabiendo que “El fin es el comienzo en las alturas” le deseamos mucho éxito en la subida al Aconcagua.

 

Cordialmente.

 

                                                                                                Flavia Pansieri  

                                                                                             (Directora Adjunta)

 

                                                            United Nations Development Fund for Women

                                                                         Works In Association with UNDP

 

 

 

                                         It`s an honor for UNIFEM

It’s an honor for UNIFEM to be part of a journey that both marks the struggle and tremendous progress of women, and reaffirms the importance of promoting women’s rights and equality,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “This initiative is an inspiration and a celebration of the commitment and strength required to realize our dreams and to make gender equality a reality ”.     

 

LINK: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/story_detail.php?StoryID=27

FAQ | e-Newsletter | Feeds | Jobs | Procurement | Contact Us | Support Us | Site Map UNIFEM / News & Events / News Archives

Press Release

UNIFEM Endorses New Year’s Internet Peace Broadcast From First Woman to Climb Highest Mountain in the Americas Alone  

For immediate release

Date: 15 December 1999 

Media Inquiries: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UN Women Mailing Address, +1 646 781-4522.  

United Nations, New York

- Victoria Manno, a 35 year old television actress and journalist from Argentina, departs December 18* on an expedition that will make her the first woman to scale the highest mountain in the Americas alone. At 6,959 meters, Mt. Aconcagua is located in the Argentine province of Mendoza. Manno hopes to reach the summit at dawn on New Years Day.

After unfurling a banner from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), she will send a live Internet broadcast of peace to the world’s women and children through a satellite phone and her web page. “I want to make this a moment to offer faith, hope and peace to all women and children, because I consider the new millennium a time of great significance for humanity,” Manno says.

The motto of her expedition is, “At the summit, the end is the beginning” ( “El fin es el comienzo en las alturas”).

“It’s an honor for UNIFEM to be part of a journey that both marks the struggle and tremendous progress of women, and reaffirms the importance of promoting women’s rights and equality,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “This initiative is an inspiration and a celebration of the commitment and strength required to realize our dreams and to make gender equality a reality.”

Manno, who comes from the small village of San Rafael in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is a pentathlete who says she first wanted to climb Mt. Aconcagua when she was 16, but was not allowed because she was a minor. She has been preparing for the ascent for over a year and will be accompanied by a guide to help carry equipment and provisions.

She plans to climb the mountain’s northern face, which is considered more accessible, but is also higher. Temperatures with wind-chill drop as low as 50 degrees below zero Celsius; strong winds swirl the snow into blinding whiteouts.

Manno will carry the usual climbing gear plus her satellite phone and a video camera, and will only be able to stay at the top of the mountain for about an hour.

In addition to her message on January 1st, she also plans a broadcast on December 24th from the Plaza de Mulas at 4,220 meters. On December 26th, she will reach the Nido de Condores at 5,350 meters, which is so high that she will be able to see the curve of the earth.     

 

Copyright © United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Photo Credits

 

 

 

               Says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM`s Executive Director

 

“ We offer our warmest congratulations to a woman who has inspired us all. She has shown great courage in her willingness to risk even her own life in reaching out to the world to affirm women’s human rights,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “Victoria Manno and her journey show that we are now closer than ever before to the day when gender equality touches the lives of all women everywhere ”.  

 

LinK: http://www.unifem.org/news_events/story_detail.php?StoryID=28  

FAQ | e-Newsletter | Feeds | Jobs | Procurement | Contact Us | Support Us | Site Map UNIFEM / News & Events / News Archives

Press Release

Pentathlete Calls for Equality From Highest Peak in the Americas

For immediate release

Date: 27 January 2000

Media Inquiries: Oisika Chakrabarti, Media Specialist, UNIFEM Headquarters, +1 646 781-4522

United Nations, New York 

- Victoria Manno, a 35-year-old television actress and journalist from Argentina, has completed her solo expedition to scale Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Her mission was to climb the 6,959 meter peak and use the dawn of the new millenium to make an appeal for peace and equality. On January 1st, 2000, she broadcast a message of peace to the world’s women and children over the internet and unfurled a banner from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Manno had hoped to deliver her message from the summit, but was stopped 859 meters from the top by unusually strong winds and temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius. “The mountain allows you to climb it, but never to conquer it,” says Manno, who has been back in her home in Buenos Aires since January 6. “It was difficult not to go on, but I feel that my mission has only just begun. If one person listened to my message, was touched, and will act on it, then my ascent had meaning.”

Manno explains that the moment she ended her 18-day expedition, she also resolved to climb other legendary peaks, including Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

“We offer our warmest congratulations to a woman who has inspired us all. She has shown great courage in her willingness to risk even her own life in reaching out to the world to affirm women’s human rights,” says Noeleen Heyzer, UNIFEM’s Executive Director. “Victoria Manno and her journey show that we are now closer than ever before to the day when gender equality touches the lives of all women everywhere.”

The weather on Mt. Aconcagua, which towers over the Andean chain, has been particularly bad this year. A string of fatalities among climbers occurred in the first week of January alone. Manno encountered 100 kilometer per hour winds as she struggled with a 17kg pack of equipment.

Just hours from the top, the risk of severe frostbite became so high that Manno ran the risk of sustaining permanent damage to her hands and feet. In the course of her expedition, Manno broadcast messages on Radio Libertad and Radio Feeling in Argentina four times a day. She also filmed 18 minutes of the climb, and took photographs to document her journey.

On New Year’s Day, using a satellite phone from the 6,100 meter spot known as Piedras Blancas (White Stones), she sent the following message through her website (  www.victoriamanno.com ).

“At this precise moment, in this solitary place, I can feel the silence, cold and wind mixed with the peace and purity of this place. I can feel that there is still a bit of pure hope in this planet…

From one of the highest mountains in the world, on this date and in representation of all the world’s women and children, I give voice to all those who suffer daily and in silence the violation of their rights…

I ask for gender equality without any form of discrimination, whether by race, ethnicity, age, religion, language, gender, disability, social condition, political opinion or any other condition…

At great heights, the end is the beginning.” Manno, who comes from the small village of San Rafael in the Argentine province of Mendoza, is a pentathlete who says she first wanted to climb Mt. Aconcagua when she was 16, but was not allowed because she was a minor. She prepared for the ascent for over a year, and climbed the mountain’s northern face, which is higher than other sides but considered more accessible.    

 

Copyright © United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Photo Credits

 

 

                                                                Nueva York, 12 de junio de 2002

 

A quien pueda interesar:

El Fondo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (UNIFEM), con sede en Nueva York, apoya el novedoso proyecto realizado por Victoria Manno, “El fin es el Comienzo en las Alturas” con objetivo principal de dar visibilidad a los derechos humanos de mujeres y niños/as y lograr paralizar el sufrimiento que padecen estos seres humanos a consecuencia de la violación contra sus derechos.

El quipo de UNIFEM se une en desearle a Victoria mucho éxito en todos sus esfuerzos en promover actividades sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y niños y por lograr una igualdad humanitaria.                                                                                                                               

Atentamente.                             

 

                                                                                        Mónica Muñoz Vargas                                         

                                                                (Jefa  Sección para América Latina y el Caribe)

            

                                                  United Nations Development Fund for Women