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Guidance Note on documenting good practices on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

17 July 2017

The objective of the Guidance Note is to help all gender equality actors and advocates document good practices so that others may learn from these experiences and adopt similar approaches. The Guidance Note targets all gender equality and women’s empowerment advocates and actors who have successfully implemented interventions to accelerate gains for women and girls not only in Africa but across the world. These are interventions that have proven successful and thereby have the potential... More

Handbook on Gender-Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa

17 July 2017

The African Union Commission Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) on Women, Peace and Security and UN Women jointly launched a handbook on Practicing Gender- Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa. The handbook on Gender Responsive Reporting seeks to promote reporting that accurately portrays women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts – highlighting the whole range of their roles and strengths as well as the impact of conflict in their lives. It also... More

FAQs on localization of SDGs

17 July 2017

FAQs on localization of SDGs More

Pathway document on Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063

17 July 2017

Pathway document on Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 More

The Sustainable development Goals and Agenda 2063

17 July 2017

The publication is a report of the 2016 consultations with Regional Intergovernmental and Inter-parliamentary Bodies namely: the African Union Commission (AUC), the East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Southern Africa Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) and regional Civil Society, came together in Nairobi (Kenya) for regional... More

Policy Brief: Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda

08 May 2017

Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda More

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure

08 May 2017

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure More

Leaving No One Behind in Action

28 March 2017

UN Heads of Agencies Visit to a Sanctuary for Women in Adama, Ethiopia More

Brief: UN Women Executive Director's dialogue with African youth

23 March 2017

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women met with 33 inspirational young African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The dialogue focused on young women’s leadership and economic empowerment and rights, particularly young women’s entrepreneurship. More

Regional Think Tank in Support of UN Women’s Work in Eastern and Southern Africa

28 February 2017

To fulfill its mandate, UN Women considers a Think Tank as one of the most important constituencies providing a dynamic source for ideas, policy perspectives, partnerships and support for the organization. More

UN Women Call for Applications: Roster of Experts 2017

11 January 2017

UN Women is currently inviting experienced experts and trainers (individual consultants) to apply to be considered for registration in the UN Women ESARO expert and trainers roster in the various thematic areas More

Catalogue of Innovations and Good Practices on Gender and Resilience

18 November 2016

This booklet is a collation of innovations and good practices by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating promising and good practices in operationalizing the gender and resilience agenda within their interventions at Country and/ or Regional level. The initiatives documented are evidence and constitute innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that could be replicated elsewhere and scaled up for impact to increase the resilience for women and girls in Africa. The catalogue has been compiled from submissions from a call for innovations and has also leveraged on existing innovative models documented by various UN agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization- FAO and UN Women. The catalogue calls for a culture of innovative business and/ or programme models and initiatives that guarantee resilience for women while implementing ideas that create transformation in the resilience agenda in the lives of women and girls in Africa. More

Young Innovators in Agriculture Award

01 November 2016

Young innovators below 35yrs across Africa are invited to show case cutting edge innovations, including social innovations that best provide solutions on how women and their communities can build and strengthen resilience through resilient technologies and associated innovative strategies, projects, interventions and methods to be brought on scale. The innovations can be at pilot level, medium or advanced and should strengthen women’s and girls’ capacities to mitigate, adapt, recover and learn from shocks and stresses while achieving the longer term-goal to reduce vulnerability and increase well-being of women and communities. More

Promoting Women's Participation in the Extractive Industries Sector: Examples of Emerging Good Practices

24 October 2016

A documentation of good practices on gender and the extractive industries will therefore help guide governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and other stakeholders in developing policy, programmes and legislation that will do a better job of addressing challenges facing women affected by—and hoping to benefit from—the extractive industries sector. This publication on emerging good practices is a valuable contribution to exploring solutions and taking them to scale to engender the extractive industries in Africa. More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey Report

24 October 2016

In the month of June 2016, UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa conducted a publications reader survey with the aim of continually improving the user-friendliness, practicality and overall quality of their publications. Specifically, it inquired about the publications commonly sought by stakeholders of UN Women in the entire region, what form of publications are being sought by diverse audiences and how often the publications are consulted by the audiences, which parties seek them and in which format they preferred, whether electronic or hard copies, and the ways in which the UN Women could improve upon the presentation of their publications to accelerate demand by diverse stakeholders. This survey marked a first step in a desirable process to strengthen UN Women publications quality assurance processes and development and policy impacts in Eastern and Southern Africa. More

Shelters for women and girls who are survivors of violence in Ethiopia

24 October 2016

The United Nations entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) commissioned this assessment on “the Availability, Accessibility, Quality and Demand for Rehabilitative and Reintegration Services for Women and Girl- Survivors of Violence in Ethiopia”. The assessment will add to the evidence-base for planning and development of appropriate interventions by state actors and other development partners, by identifying and mapping the existing rehabilitative and reintegration service centers; and compiling an inventory of their services, gaps and current barriers. More

Baseline Survey Report: Promoting Women's Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria

17 October 2016

The Baseline Survey was conducted in Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau States to generate findings on the nature and level of women’s participation in peace building and conflict management processes in the target states; the level of access girls and women affected by violence have to reporting mechanisms and protection services; and the formal and informal mechanisms in place or required for the effective implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the target states. The report on the Baseline Survey analyses data collected during the research process which was carried out by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). The research strategy also adopted participatory methods in addition to the survey method used. More

Gender, Human Rights and Women's Participation in Elections in West and Central Africa

10 October 2016

A regional workshop on the theme of “Gender, Human Rights and Women’s Participation in Elections” in West and Central Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 11-13 May 2016 under the auspices of UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The workshop convened over 40 participants from 15 countries1 in the West and Central Africa regions that had recently organized or are preparing for elections in 2017 and 2018. The participants, with the majority being women, including women former presidential candidates from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Niger, were drawn from Electoral Management Bodies EMBs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI), Political Parties (PP) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Newsletter of August 2016

20 September 2016

This issue highlights: Africa women leaders demand space for transformative leadership; “Buy from Women” Innovative Platform launched in Rwanda; Adult literacy opens up new opportunities for women farmers in Malawi; Uganda Police Force managers to enforce Gender Responsive Policing; Sudan steps up efforts to integrate women in DDR processes; Snapshots from TICAD VI: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals;... More

Gender responsive Peacebuilding Learning and Strategy Workshop for West and Central Africa

20 September 2016

Over the past decades, almost all West African countries have directly or indirectly been affected by armed conflict, radicalisation, civil unrest and crisis. Women in the region have played a visible and important role in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, while simultaneously suffering disparate impacts of violence, displacement, and economic insecurity. The inclusion of a gender perspective in peacebuilding efforts is also important to conflict prevention and recovery.  More

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