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UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of December 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The highlights of this issue : Breaking the Glass Ceiling - The Government of Japan supports Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in South Sudan - Ethiopia commemorates the International Human Rights Day and marks the close of the 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence ... More

UN Women Cameroon newsletter of Augest to November 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The highlights of this issue : - UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa ends high level visit to Cameroon - CAFE GENRE : Contribution des hommes et des garçons à la promotion de l’égalité de genre et l’autonomisation des femmes - Gender sensitive budgeting: cameroonian women leaders poised to re-dynamize monitoring, advocacy actions ... More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of November 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

The highlights of this issue : UN Women ESARO Hosts the First Joint Regional Peer Review Group Meeting Lives of women entrepreneurs in pottery cooperative in Addis Ababa improved Sudan launches the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Women Entrepreneurs in Rwanda Call for Improved Access to Financing and Training Opportunities UN Women SAMCO and Edgars UNiTE to Orange the World ACTIL & UN Women ESARO hold a Regional Training for Building Gender Respon-sive National... More

Gender Mainstreaming in Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Systems in Africa

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Guided by the Continental Policy Framework on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and its Maputo Plan of Action, African countries have made significant strides in the fight to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths over the past decade. Despite commendable achievements, challenges still continue to hinder progress at the required rates of change. Africa remains a highly risky region for women to become pregnant and give birth; women in Africa, still face a 1 in 39 lifetime risk of... More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of October 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The highlights of this issue : -Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Launched in Uganda at a Women Leadership Conference -Kenyatta University Leads in Becoming the First HeForShe Academia Champion -UN @ 70 Commemorations in Malawi – 30 October, 2015 -A child miner’s story—Guinea Bissau -The Launch of Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in Blantyre, Malawi -HeForShe - Think Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness) Engagement More

Preliminary Gender Profile of Ethiopia

Friday, December 11, 2015

"Ethiopia is one of the 16 countries implementing the Global Financing for Gender Equality programme whose main objective is to increase the volume and effective use of aid and domestic resources to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GE/WE). This program is funded by the European Commission and executed by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Gender Profiles are one of the key outcomes of this Global... More

ICASA 2015 Bulletin issue 2 : Transformative Leadership for Gender Equality in HIV Response

Friday, December 4, 2015

From 29 November to 4 December 2015, close to 10,000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV, government leaders, as well as a number of Heads of State and civil society representatives are meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe to deliberate on ending AIDS by 2030 in Africa at the 18th session of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). More

ICASA 2015 Bulletin issue 3 : Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment a Key Message at 18th ICASA

Friday, December 4, 2015

From 29 November to 4 December 2015, close to 10,000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV, government leaders, as well as a number of Heads of State and civil society representatives are meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe to deliberate on ending AIDS by 2030 in Africa at the 18th session of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). More

ICASA 2015 Bulletin issue 1 : Fast-tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic for women

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

From 29 November to 4 December 2015, close to 10,000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, people living with HIV, government leaders, as well as a number of Heads of State and civil society representatives are meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe to deliberate on ending AIDS by 2030 in Africa at the 18th session of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). More

Assessment on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 within the Humanitarian setting in Ethiopia

Monday, November 9, 2015

This assessment looked at the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) in humanitarian settings in Ethiopia. Both primary and secondary data analyses were performed. For primary data collection, a total of 27 in-depth face-to-face interviews were conducted with representatives of government, UN-agencies and foreign and resident charities that are working in refugee settings. More

Regional Sharefair 2015: Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries: Building on Good Practices - Outcome Document/ Call to Action

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Regional Sharefair was solution-oriented and therefore aimed at sharing knowledge, promoting innovation, good practices, legal frameworks and policies, and exploring opportunities for networking, advocacy and capacity building in support of women in the EI. The Sharefair provided a platform to interact and dialogue with women directly engaged in the EI, as well as governments, private sector, civil society and communities impacted by the EI. More

Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Humanitarian Settings in Ethiopia

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BACKGROUND: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) through gener-ous support by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in September 2015 conducted an assessment to evaluate the im-plementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) in humanitarian settings in Ethiopia, targeting in particular the refugee camps in Shire and Gambella. The assessment was led by UN Women and benefited from technical inputs by members of the... More

The cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

Thursday, October 29, 2015

In this issue : -Introduction: the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Three takeaways on the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Measuring the cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Costing the factors that contribute to the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Finding the biggest bang for the buck: cost-effective policy interventions -Moving from recommendations to implementation -Appendix A: Methodology for quantifying the cost of the gender gap in... More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of September

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The highlights of this issue : -Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industries: Building On Good Practices -Gulf African Bank and Tribe Hotel Take a Stand for Gender Equality by Signing Up to the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPS) -A Safe Space to Dream and Hope -UN Women Embarks Heforshe University Impact pilot plan in Uganda -UN Women MCO and Coca Cola Team up to celebrate Small Business Owners during the I Business Journey Yami Event -UN Women And ACTIL Embark... More

UN Women Mali January to March 2015 newsletter

Saturday, October 17, 2015

In this issue -Flash Back 2014 -IWD 2015 - International Women’s Day -2015-2017 program -Women and Political -Women Peace & Security -VIP Gender -Women & Health -The 2015 Rendezvous More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of August

Monday, August 31, 2015

The highlights of this issue : Youth in Uganda Join UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls HeForShe Launched in Mpumalanga at the South African Bishops’ Conference Mentoring and Empowering Programme for Young Women (MEMPROW) - South African division launches in Johannesburg Celebrating Africa’s Advancement on Gender Equality at the Nairobi +30 Women’s Conference UN Women Uganda Embarks on Strategy to boost Women’s participation in 2016... More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of July

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The highlights of this issue : FFD3 Conference Yields Commitment to Financing for Gender Equality Multipurpose Centers opened to Support Female Refugees in Lusenda UN Women supports The One UN- Rwanda’s inter-agency. Comprehensive Gender Needs Assessment for Burundian refugees Uganda Consultation calls for innovative strategies to increase access to Energy for Women and Children’s Health Safaricom Kenya Limited stands up to be counted HeForShe Champion Un Women Kenya... More

UN Women Mali April - June 2015 newsletter

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In this issue : Adoption of the 2nd National Action Plan for Resolution 1325 (2000) UN Women - Japan partnership Government Collaboration Gender and Development Assistance Mini UN Women Executive Board Women & Political Participation «Musow aw ka Waati Sera!» Gender & the Defense and Security Forces Meeting with a female soldier Gender Forum : « Musow Bulon» Gender & Local Development Echoes from the Regions VIP Gender Fight against... More

UN Women Nigeria newsletter : April - June

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Inside this issue : Women Make it Happen! Passage of the VAPP Bill in Nigeria - Call for Social Protection for Nigerian Women - Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill passed into Law - Women’s Situation Room Receives National Award - Advocacy Visit of the Wife of Ebonyi State Governor - UN Women Partners with INTEL to Support Women and Girl’s Access to the Internet More

Menstrual hygiene management: behaviour and practices in the Louga region, Senegal

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hygiene and sanitation are development issues that have long been overlooked by governments. However, as a result of sustained advocacy efforts, they are at the very top of the global and national agenda today. Senegal has a fairly progressive national strategy that aims to improve gender parity in political representation, healthcare and education, access to drinking water and sanitation facilities and maternal and infant mortality among other priorities. More

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