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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

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

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

UN Women in Ethiopia engages the mass media to promote gender sensitive coverage and positive portrayal of women

Thursday, November 30, 2017

UN Women in partnership with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) held a capacity building training on gender sensitive reporting and news coverage to print and broadcasting media practitioners from various regions of the country. This training aimed to enhance the participants’ gender knowledge and to equip them with necessary skills for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. More

Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience in Africa 2016 Report

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This is a convening report for the Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience in Africa held by UN Women in collaboration with key partners in November 9th –10th 2016 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Focusing on the main theme of “Strengthening Resilience by Empowering Women”, the Sharefair provided a platform for sharing and learning, availed an opportunity to further explore the role of women in building and strengthening resilience and promoted dialogue and sharing of experiences on gender responsive resilience related programmes and policies in Africa. This is expected to accelerate development and humanitarian response and the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sharefair also endeavor to facilitate long term collaboration amongst regional stakeholders with the aim of identifying problems, using data and predictive methods and mobilizing support and resources to incubate, accelerate and scale effective solutions. The outcome of the two-day event was the creation of a strong regional network to amplify resilience solutions, sustaining change in policy and practice within relevant macroeconomic frameworks. Hundreds of participants gathered at the Sharefair to discuss interventions, innovations, good practices, evidence from research and documented data, legal frameworks and policies. More

Unlocking the Potential of Rural Women in Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Rural women play a critical role in the agricultural sector. Securing their livelihoods and rights is the pathway to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) in Ethiopia. Therefore, the enhancement of rural women’s food security and nutrition is a key outcome of the Joint Programme on Rural Women Economic Empowerment. Under this outcome, the programme aims to ensure that rural women have increased access to and control over resources, assets and services critical to their food and nutrition security. The programme also supports rural women to gain greater capacity to enhance and control local food security reserves. More

A review of energy policies in East and Southern Africa

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change. This linkage is tacit in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment (Goal 5) and women’s and men’s equal access to secure energy services (Goal 7) are central to building more environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient societies (Goals 13 and 15) (UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI, 2015). More

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

Monday, July 17, 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

Leaving No One Behind in Action

Tuesday, March 28, 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

Thursday, March 23, 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

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

Monday, October 24, 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

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Newsletter of August 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 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

UN Women Transforming Equality

Thursday, June 30, 2016

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organisation’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of May 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The highlights of this issue : South Sudanese women set strategic agenda for a Gender-Responsive Peace Agreement - Youth Forum on Africa’s Entrepreneurship and its Endless Opportunities - New Horizon: Gender Planning and budgeting for Mozambican administrators and policy makers - Moving from Normative Frameworks to Enforcement and Delivery of Justice to Survivors of Violence against Women and Girls More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April 2016 The highlights of this issue: Transformational Leadership Training Equips Ethiopian Women to Transform Institutions:The Story of Mrs. Fikre Mulugeta of Ahmara Regional Council Uganda agrees on Gender Statistics to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals Implementation UN Women and Africa UNiTE Launch “Violence Thrives in our Silence” Documentary The Time is NOW: High Level Panel on... More

HeForShe pinning Male HoA UNCT Ethiopia of March 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we reach out to you following a highly successful launch of the HeForShe campaign in Ethiopia and subsequent months of strong commitment pledged to the Campaign. The December launch at Capital Hotel was a beautiful event where men and women came together to boldly declare that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Since the launch an increasing number of men have signed up for the Campaign, recognizing that we must all be equal partners to create a gender equal world... More

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