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In Moroccan oases, women watch plants and incomes grow

16 September 2015

A group of women living in Moroccan oases have found a unique way to earn an income and mitigate the effects of climate change on their environment by cultivating medicinal and aromatic plants, using renewable energy. Women like Atiqa Jorfi, Vice-President of the Aftawik association based in the rural community of Ghriss Essoufli, in Errachidia, have been empowered through the production and commercialization of these crops in oases, which constitute a natural barrier against desertification but... More

Autonomisation économique des femmes rurales du Mali

15 September 2015

ONU Femmes appuie plus de 500 femmes maliennes dans 13 communes rurales à travers une transformation du paysage économique et social pour soutenir leur résilience dans un contexte de changement climatique. Dans des zones sans électricité, les femmes reçoivent de l’équipement alimenté par l’énergie solaire ou à gaz qui leur permet de commercialiser des produits locaux. More

Africa's Year of Women's Empowerment 2015

09 July 2015

2015 is a milestone year for Africa. The African Union has declared 2015 as the “Year of Women Empowerment Towards Africa Agenda 2063,” which embodies Africa’s vision for a continent that is integrated, peaceful, prosperous, people-centered, and a dynamic force in the global arena. It is in this context that 2015 creates a unique opportunity for the acceleration and realization of the commitments made to African women’s rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment and inclusive development. To... More

UN Women Ebola Response

28 February 2015

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Michelle Bachelet: Lorsque l'équité sera un fait et non un désir

16 July 2014

Michelle Bachelet a prêté serment pour un deuxième mandat en tant que Présidente du Chili en mars 2014. Auparavant, elle fut la première Directrice exécutive d'ONU Femmes, depuis sa création en 2010 jusqu'à mars 2013. Défenseuse de longue date des droits de la femme, Mme Bachelet s'est battue tout au long de sa carrière politique en faveur de l'égalité des sexes et de l'autonomisation des femmes, y compris en tant que première femme présidente de son pays, entre 2006 et 2010. Dans cet éditorial,... More

Ride On Speak Out

08 July 2014

Ride on Speak out was a partnership between Harley Davidson Johannesburg, UN Women, the Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women and 30 other sponsors to raise awareness on the need to end violence against women and girls in Southern Africa and all over the world. The epic motorcycle ride by 19 men was part of the 16 Days of Activism after 25 November 2012, International Day to end Violence against Women. The ride went through nine countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia,... More

Mallika Sarabhai: Beijing+20 Championne pour l'égalité des sexes

05 June 2014

Mallika Sarabhai, danseuse de stature internationale, chorégraphe, auteure, actrice et militante, se définit comme une « communicante ». À travers ses activités artistiques et ses actions militantes, et dans son message pour #Beijing20, elle souligne qu'il est grand temps de briser le silence sur les violences faites aux femmes et d'apprendre aux hommes que la douceur et la vulnérabilité sont aussi des traits masculins. - See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/fr#sthash.pKGAvDJi.dpuf More

Autonomisation des femmes - autonomisation de l'humanité: imaginez !

05 June 2014

Il est temps de remplir la vision énoncée à la Conférence des femmes de Beijing en 1995. Rejoignez-nous. Imaginez – un monde où aucune femme n’est réduite au silence, objectivée ou abusée parce qu'elle est née femme – un monde où les filles et les garçons, les femmes et les hommes sont égaux. Suivez #Beijing20 et parlez ! See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/fr More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

05 June 2014

Empowering women empowers humanity. It's time to fulfill the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995. Join us. Picture it - a world where no woman is silenced, objectified or abused because she was born female. A world where girls and boys and women and men are equal. Follow #Beijing20. Speak up! For more information, please visit: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/ More

Autonomisation des femmes - autonomisation de l'humanité : Imaginez !

05 June 2014

Il y a près de 20 ans, 189 pays ont adopté la Déclaration et le Programme d'action de Beijing, une feuille de route visionnaire pour les droits et l'autonomisation des femmes. Alors que de nombreux progrès ont été réalisés, il reste encore beaucoup à faire. Imaginez un monde dans lequel l'égalité des sexes est une réalité ! More

A Hand Up: UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa Partner to Economically Empower Women

19 February 2014

Record keeping, marketing and costing make or break a small-business entrepreneur. Fifty-one-year-old restauranteur Ayda Ramatsiba Maphefo and 36-year-old food vendor Moetsana Sehtlabo improved their sales and business strategies through a mentoring programme that was delivered by Hand in Hand Southern Africa through the recent partnership between UN Women and Coca-Cola South Africa. To date, 4,478 enterprise owners have received training in business development skills, and the programme aims to... More

Dream Big: Angelique Kidjo on her hopes for all girls

23 October 2013

On 8 March 2013 - International Women's Day 2013 - UN Women will release the song "One Woman." Two years in the making, the song was first performed in the United Nations General Assembly Hall when the agency was launched in 2011. The track features 25 singers and musicians recording in over 20 countries. Here, Angelique Kidjo speaks about her hopes for the next generation and the importance of perseverance. For more information, please visit http://song.unwomen.org. More

Inspiring Aspiring Women in Agriculture

22 October 2013

Early 2013, 100 women entrepreneurs and members of Joyful Women's Organization (JoyWo), a local NGO in Eldoret, Kenya were brought together with UN Women's support to expand their business and finance skills. The women, who are mostly poultry farmers in rural Kenya, plan to put their newfound knowledge to grow their own businesses and to share with other women. "I want to tell women that they can start small and grow," says Irene Rotich, one of the women poultry farmers. More

UN Women in South Sudan

16 July 2013

South Sudan became the world's newest country on 9 July 2011 after decades of civil war and conflict. Women played a strong role in the popular referendum that resulted in the nation's independence from Sudan. Yet, the consequences of war -- which disproportionately affected South Sudan's women, leaving many of them illiterate, impoverished and widowed -- linger now, even though peace has come. "UN Women in South Sudan" provides a snapshot of the women we are supporting. Working with the... More

Raising Voices - Uganda (UN Trust Fund grantee, 14th funding cycle)

24 April 2013

SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action) is a ground-breaking, internationally-recognized model of community-mobilization to stop violence against women and the spread of HIV. Engaging all actors in the community -- women, men, cultural and religious leaders, local officials, police, health-care providers -- SASA! fosters critical reflection on gender and power and instigates local-level activism. Raising Voices replicates SASA! to advance the implementation of laws and policies in Uganda and... More

Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women

24 April 2013

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A Considerable Difference: Women and Representation in Southern Sudan

24 April 2013

After more than 20 years of civil war and a long struggle for independence, South Sudan officially became Africa's 54th nation on 9 July 2011. In the making of the nation, women played a significant role in achieving independence—making their voices heard, particularly in the political arena. (Producer: UN Women; Date of Release: July 2011) More

International Association of Women Judges - Zambia (UN Trust Fund grantee)

24 April 2013

In Zambia, magistrates and judges lack knowledge of their obligations under national and international law and women are largely unaware of their rights with very limited ability to access justice. In order to break barriers that prevent women's access to justice, IAWJ develops "feedback loops" that document and track the responsiveness and accessibility of courts for women and enhance dialogue between women and the judiciary. More

Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre - Nigeria (UN Trust Fund grantee)

24 April 2013

One third of Nigerian women have experienced violence in the family. Furthermore, forced sex and the inability to negotiate condom use due to fear of violence place women under a high risk of HIV infection and consequent stigmatization in their communities. CIRDDOC breaks new ground in halting violence and the spread of HIV by developing community mechanisms such as Anti-Violence Committees headed by men, including traditional leaders, to advocate for changed mindsets of men in gender equality... More

South Africa: From Victim to Victor

24 April 2013

In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk. Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. We travel to South Africa to meet several survivors, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination. Produced by UNTV for UN Women. More

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