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Multi-Country Analytical Study of Legislation, Policies, Interventions and Cultural Practices on Child Marriage in Africa

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The study assessed the state of child marriage in Africa from practice to policy and interventions towards its eradication with a focus on ten countries with a comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. A critical emphasis of the study was on the nexus between the existence and implementation of the policies/legislation, and the dominant cultural and religious practices that affect the outcomes of the interventions in those countries, especially in identified hotspot areas within the countries. By focusing on the socio-cultural conditions, policy environment and eradication initiatives, the study provides critical information and perspectives, effective and appropriate programs/investment and policies in Africa to delay the age of marriage and end child marriage as a practice. More

Assessment Report on the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) performance of selected sectors at Federal and Regional level

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Problems of justice and lack of fairness in any society’s cultural, economic, social and political structure; owing to different reasons; have been observed to pose challenges to the extensive efforts exerted to realize comprehensive growth resulting in unequal access of economic resources for all citizens. In Ethiopia, the importance and inclusion of gender issues during budgeting and planning in order to respond to gender equality as well as ensuring equal benefit of all citizens... More

Gender Statistics Report 2017

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Reliable gender statistics highlights different conditions for women and men, girls and boys.  It is a fundamental tool for evidence-based decision making, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.  Women and men have different needs, access and control over resources in society.  National statistics that does not reflect these differences is insufficient and potentially misleading. The key objective of the initiative behind this report is the development of... More

Women’s Rights in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Proposals for Accelerated Implementation

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Building on the momentum of and leveraging on the African Union theme for 2016, the year of human rights with a special focus on the rights of women, a half day multi-stakeholder consultation under the theme “Accelerated Implementation of Women’s Right’s and the African Decade of Human Rights” reviewed progress on implementation of women’s rights commitments, identified priorities and proposed key recommendations to inform the development and implementation of the... More

Prospects for Ending Child Marriage in Africa - Executive Brief

Sunday, December 2, 2018

This executive brief is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country analytical study by UN Women on child marriage in Africa covering ten countries selected due to their comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. More

NEWLY APPOINTED WOMEN MINISTERS PLACE PEACE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THEIR DUTIES IN ETHIOPIA

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The UN Women’s office in Ethiopia together with other agencies  financially supported the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MoWCY) to organise the peace conference, which brought together about 800 participants, mainly women from federal and nine regions of the country including the newly appointed President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Her Excellency Ambassador Sahlework Zewdie. Women ministers that make up 50% of the ministers... More

UN Women Ethiopia promotes South-South cooperation through experience sharing forum on budget tracking from gender perspective

Friday, August 31, 2018

The three-day experience sharing forum on budget tracking tool development for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) was held from 24 – 26 August 2018 in Debre Zeit town with a call by the Government of Ethiopia on the need to identify financing gaps from gender perspective in sectoral budget allocation and developing a budget tracking system. More

Engendering agricultural productivity in Ethiopia: The cost of the gender gap

Monday, April 16, 2018

This is the policy brief produced from the study on the cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia.  The findings and policy recommendations are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Ethiopia as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. This Report helps to lay the ground-work for deeper investigation as to where to invest for the most cost-effective policies. The analysis finds that women’s lesser capacity to... More

The cost of Gender Gap in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia

Monday, April 16, 2018

The study presents the cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia.  The findings of this report are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Ethiopia as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. Consider this: That increasing GDP by closing the gender gap in agricultural productivity has the potential to lift as many as 1,050,000 people out of poverty in Ethiopia. This Report helps to lay the ground-work for deeper... More

South African companies taking lead in Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPS)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and are adapted from the Calvert Women’s Principles. View/ download: English More

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

Wednesday, February 21, 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

Gender and Equity Compact for the Energy and Mineral Development Sector

Thursday, February 1, 2018

As Uganda strives to become a middle-income country by 2020, the Energy and Mineral Development sector plays a crucial role as a key driver of economic growth and industrialization. To contribute to industrialization and economic growth, the Energy sub-sector is obliged to increase electricity generation and transmission, to expand development and access to sustainable energy services and to promote efficient utilization of energy. More

Gender and Equity Compact for the Agriculture Sector

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Compact is a tool intended to facilitate identification of sector gender and equity issues, appropriate interventions and related performance indicators More

Gender and Equity Compact for the Justice, Law and Order Sector

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Uganda strives to become a middle-income country by 2020, the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) plays a crucial role as a responsible sector for administering justice, maintaining law and order, and protecting human rights. Economic growth and transformative development can thrive, when citizens and investors have public confidence in the rule of law and justice system of the society. More

Womens Land Rights Regional Workshop Brief

Sunday, December 31, 2017

UN Women, with the support of the government of Finland and the participating countries, launched the project on “Women’s Land Rights and Tenure Security in the Context of the SDGs” in 2016. The project is currently implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania with the aim of upscaling in the three countries and expanding to more countries. More

Background paper on driving Gender-Responsive Financial Inclusion Models in Africa

Saturday, December 30, 2017

This background paper highlights the current situation regarding gender responsive financial inclusion in Africa. It also highlights the key barriers that contribute towards creating and sustaining the gender gap in financial inclusion, including collateral challenges; the gender-blind approach to financial inclusion by financial institutions; asset ownership challenges among women; uncompetitive and high interest rates and bank charges offered by financial institutions; poor documentation and... More

Preventing violent extremism in Kenya

Friday, December 1, 2017

This report is one of three publications on the results of an empirical study on women and violent extremism in Kenya More

Violent Extremism in Kenya

Friday, December 1, 2017

This study seeks to understand how women in Kenya are involved in violent extremism and in efforts to prevent and counter it. It also explores how women are affected by and respond to extremism. The findings show the multifaceted impact of violent extremism on women and their communities. There is also a complex set of dynamics that influence how women become actively involved as perpetrators or, more commonly, as supporters and facilitators of violent extremism. The study shows that more must... More

Role of Women in Violent Extremism in Kenya

Friday, December 1, 2017

For some time, women were perceived simply as the victims of violent extremism. Evidence from this study provides a more expansive view, which indicates that women play multiple and complex active roles in relation to violent extremism. These roles exist along a spectrum that extends from being the perpetrators of violent acts through to shaping policy aimed at preventing violent extremism. More

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