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

Monday, October 17, 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

Monday, October 10, 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

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

Gender Newsletter Cameroon

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pour atteindre l’égalité entre les sexes et autonomiser les femmes, il est nécessaire que les femmes et les hommes travaillent ensemble.  Afin d’amener les hommes à s’engager pour pro-mouvoir les femmes et filles dans tous les do-maines de la vie, la Campagne HeForShe a été lancée le 20 septembre 2014 à New York par la Directrice Exécutive d’ONU Femmes en pré-sence du Secrétaire... More

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

Tuesday, September 20, 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

UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, UN Member States agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which recognizes the transformative power of women and girls. Our work around the world contributes to turning the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Working with our diverse partners, we deliver results, from advancing norms and standards, to expanding women’s leadership and participation, bolstering women’s economic... More

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and UN Women Regional Office Sign a Cooperation Agreement

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya: The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), His Excellency Amb. (Eng) Mahboub M. Maalim and UN Women’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Diana Ofwona signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations on 14 June 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. More

HeForShe gains momentum in the SADC Region

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Swaziland: The Southern African Development Community-Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) Vice President, Hon Joseph Njobvuyalema, Secretary General, Dr. Esau Chiviya and several National Parliament Speakers within the SADC region signed up as HeForShe champions for Gender Equality on 2nd June 2016 at the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel in Ezwulini, Swaziland. 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

Costing the Gender Gap

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. The gender gap in agricultural productivity-measured by the value of agricultural produce per unit of cultivated land-ranges from 4-25%, depending on the country and the crop.1 UN Women, the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative jointly produced a report to quantify the cost of the gender gap and the potential gains from closing that gap in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. More

Report for the UN Women’s Innovative Market Place on Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment in Africa Hosted at the Timeless Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In 2015 Timeless Conference focused on “HEALING HEELS” … transforming mindsets, attitudes and destroying limiting belief patterns to move into a limitless thought pattern with a positive mindset and attitude for optimization of potential and resources for 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

Links Between Violence Against Women and Maternal Health

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In 2015, UN Women published this consolidated report on the links between violence and maternal health in francophone Africa and Haiti, along with its partners, joint beneficiaries of the French Muskoka Fund, WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF. Indeed, far too many women and children are faced with the risk of maternal mortality due to early marriage and pregnancies, female genital mutilation, physical, sexual, moral, economic and legal violence, as well as poor governance. More

Gender Newsletter Cameroon of March-April 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

The highlights of this issue : International Women’s Day in Cameroon: UN Women joins over 26.000 participants at march-past parade - UN Women Lauded for its Humanitarian Interventions Towards Refugee Women in Cameroon - UN Women makes public its humanitarian achievements in Cameroon - Inside the refugee camp: Reactions to UN Women’s interventions - Japan, again expresses solidarity towards female refugees in Cameroon - Swiss Assistance to UN Women Cameroon - Jimmy Henry NYINGCHO, UN Volunteer with UN Women in Maroua-Cameroon - HeForShe campaign soon to be launched in Cameroon More

Clinching the Gender-Responsive Implemenation of the 2030 Agenda

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The highlights of this issue : The opening Session of the Commission - Priority theme-Key messages - Agreed Conclusions of CSW 60 on the priority theme - Family and gender equality - The role of the UN System & UN Women - Challenges and concerns - The review theme–The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls - Commission’s new resolution on “Women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS”. Looking forward & planning ahead Acknowledgements More

Technologies for Rural Women in Africa

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The highlights of this issue : Summary of Critical Interventions Needed: An Agenda For Action for Governments and Partners - Inspiring Agricultural Change: Sharefair on Rural Women's Technologies - Transforming Into a Green Sustainable Village With the Help of Women's Technologies - Remove the Time Burdens of Women Farmers for a More Productive, Improved Lifestyle - Both Women and Men to be Considered in Scaling up the Use of Agricultural Innovations - Close the National Policy Gap First to Narrow the Gender Technology Gap - Food and Nutrition Security Sarts With Agricultural production for Women - She Who Learns, Teaches: Using Social Networks for Technology Adoption - What Do We Still Need to Learn About Technology Adoption by Women Family Farmers, as Highlighted in the ESA Sharefair? More

Economic Empowerment of Women

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Addressing gender equality and the empowerment of women, as well as increasing attention to economic and social development strategies are globally recognized as critical aspects of sustainable development and are among the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations for 2030. More

Guide for Gender-Responsive Budgeting Facilitators: A Pratical Approach

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget. More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of March 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The highlights of this issue : Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016 - IWD commemorations in Botswana: A birthstone for UN Women’s office in Gaborone - UN Women in Ethiopia Commemorates International Women’s Day with Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs - Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 launched on International Women’s Day - Mozambique Celebrates International Women’s Day - International Women’s Day Celebration in Ethiopia - Zimbabwe steps out to step up for gender equality - Launch of the 13th edition of the Women First 5km Run of Ethiopia. More

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