United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Africa

Highlights
International Women’s Day 2018
International Women’s Day 2018

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. More

  • Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    SDG monitoring report 2018

    “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. More

  • women and men wear orange.

    In focus: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

    This year, for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for action is themed ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’, to amplify and address the funding shortfall. Download the action toolkit. More

  • Women and SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them More

Costing the Gender Gap
Costing the Gender Gap
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African girls can code initiative first coding camp in Addis Ababa

The African Union Commission (AUC), UN Women Ethiopia, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched the African Girls Can CODE Initiative (AGCCI). The project is designed to expose and equip young girls with digital literacy, coding and personal development skills. The four-year programme will train young girls to become programmers, creators and designers, placing them on track to take up educations and careers in ICT and coding.

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FGM and other harmful cultural practices: Chat with Prince Adeleke Adeleye

In order for FGM and harmful cultural practices to be eliminated, there needs to be a joint and multi-faceted approach with the various stakeholders and cultural leaders. Watch the full conversation between UN Women Africa and Prince Adeleke Adeleye of the Oka-Okoko Kingdom, Nigeria.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality