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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

Menstrual hygiene management: behaviour and practices in the Kedougou 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

UN Women Eastern and Southern Region newsletter of June

Monday, July 6, 2015

The highlights of this month • Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director • UN Women Launches Guide For Gender-Responsive HIV and AIDS Programming in the Extractive Industry • Commonwealth meeting recommends having more women in top positions • A Women’s Investment Fund - New Faces New Voices in Rwanda • UN Women and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) join the world in marking the World Environment Day • … More

Mainstreaming gender in HIV and AIDS responses in the extractive industries sector

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As part of this program UN Women have an ongoing initiative examining the gender dimensions of HIV and AIDS as they intersect with the extractive industries. This initiative has involved desk research and consultations with industry representatives, and has resulted in a two-part publication. The first part of the publication is a contextual background report, which examines the links between gender, HIV and AIDS and the extractive industries in more depth, including full citations and methodological information about the research process. More

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