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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

South African companies taking lead in Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPS)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and are adapted from the Calvert Women’s Principles. View/ download: English 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

Buy from Women Enterprise Platform brochure

Monday, May 8, 2017

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Policy Brief: Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda

Monday, May 8, 2017

Assessing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Rwanda 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

Catalogue of Innovations and Good Practices on Gender and Resilience

Friday, November 18, 2016

This booklet is a collation of innovations and good practices by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating promising and good practices in operationalizing the gender and resilience agenda within their interventions at Country and/ or Regional level. The initiatives documented are evidence and constitute innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that could be replicated elsewhere and scaled up for impact to increase the resilience for women and girls in Africa. The catalogue has been compiled from submissions from a call for innovations and has also leveraged on existing innovative models documented by various UN agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization- FAO and UN Women. The catalogue calls for a culture of innovative business and/ or programme models and initiatives that guarantee resilience for women while implementing ideas that create transformation in the resilience agenda in the lives of women and girls in Africa. More

Promoting Women's Participation in the Extractive Industries Sector: Examples of Emerging Good Practices

Monday, October 24, 2016

A documentation of good practices on gender and the extractive industries will therefore help guide governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and other stakeholders in developing policy, programmes and legislation that will do a better job of addressing challenges facing women affected by—and hoping to benefit from—the extractive industries sector. This publication on emerging good practices is a valuable contribution to exploring solutions and taking them to scale to engender the extractive industries in Africa. 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

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

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

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

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of February 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

The highlights of this issue : UN Women and Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ring the Bell for Gender Equality - Empowered Woman Transforms Lives in Rural Ethiopia - Women Situation Room observes peaceful elections in Uganda - UN Women hosts Women in Energy side event at the 2016 Africa Energy Indaba - UN Women hosts a breakfast meeting on Women, Peace and security at the High Level Ministerial Partnership Forum on Somali - Burundi improves the lives of women and communities by fighting against sexual and gender-based violence... More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of January 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

The highlights of this issue : Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls in Kenya - Launching Courts and Tribunals audiences on SGBV cases - Ms. Ban Soon-Taek visits Menagesha Pottery Cooperative in Ethiopia - UN Women SAMCO Business Skills Training Programme Awarded Bridge Funding for 2016 - The Embassy of Sweden and UN Women sign 3-year agreement to support gen-der equality and women’s empowerment in Uganda - ”No Development without Women’s Rights” – UN Women at the January 2016 Africa Union Summit.... More

UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office Evaluation Knowledge Products

Monday, March 7, 2016

Within UN Women, we think it is crucial that our programmes are evidence-based and build upon lessons learned from previous interventions. Part of this process involves utilizing the lessons and recommendations from the evaluations we conduct. So, in 2015 the Evaluation Unit of UN Women Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office developed a database on lessons and recommendations from 19 evaluations conducted in the ESA region during 2009 – 2015. More

Catalogue of Exhibitors at the Innovative Market Place on Women's Socio-Economic Empowerment in Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016

UN Women in collaboration with Timeless Conference organized a Market Place at the Timeless Conference 2016. This booklet is a collation of case studies, good practices and innovations by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating good practices in operationalizing normative framework on Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment. The initiatives documented form part of the Market Place at the Timeless Conference and are innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that... More

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