UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Newsletter

This issue of the newsletter covers the first half of 2017 from January through June with highlights from Multi/Country offices, Regional office and global initiatives. UN Women is continuously and actively supporting women claim their rights and expand their opportunities. We stand behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action; enhancing women’s economic empowerment and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

This issue highlights:

  • The new platform launched to boost leadership for African women;
  • Tanzanian refugee women find safety and embrace new lives;
  • In pastoral communities of Kenya, women bear the brunt of drought;
  • From where I stand: “We thought gender was only for educated people”;
  • Take Five: Women and Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Rural Women enhancing agricultural productivity and doubling assets in Ethiopia;
  • Reserve Bank seeks to improve women farmers’ access to finance in Zimbabwe;
  • Township entrepreneurs in South Africa prove that investing in women-owned businesses makes economic sense;
  • UN Women Promotes Access to Livelihoods and Inclusive Financing for Conflict Affected Women and Girls in South Sudan;
  • Video: Are women underrepresented in leadership roles in Somalia?
  • Video: UN Women ESARO Evaluation Report of Capacity Development Initiatives;
  • Videos: New films on Global Goals spotlight women’s journeys of resilience;
  • New publications


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UN Women ESAR Newsletter

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Publication year: 2017

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