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Cameroon Government and UN Women hosts Side Event on CSW63

Friday, April 19, 2019

On March 14th, 2019 the Government of Cameroon with the technical and financial support of UN Women organized a Side Event under the theme "Partnership for the empowerment of women in rural areas: Promoting the empowerment of women living in rural areas in Cameroon through access to sustainable infrastructure " with the objective of showcasing the actions of the government of Cameroon towards achieving SDG 5, by facilitating rural women's access to sustainable infrastructure and Climate Resilient Agricultural techniques.

OFAD and partners brainstorm on pathways to promote women's entrepreneurship in Cameroon

Thursday, April 18, 2019

From 27 to 28 March 2019 the organization of African Women and the Diaspora (OFAD) organized its 5th edition of Economic and entrepreneurial Forum of African Women and of the Diaspora. The conference which took place at the Yaoundé Congress Centre saw the participation of over 500 visitors was an opportunity for stakeholders to debate and propose solutions to improve female entrepreneurship in Cameroon.

UN Women train over 30 Cameroonian youths on GBV prevention and Menstrual Hygiene Management

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nearly 30 young women and men of the Cameroon National Youth Council and the association Peace of Heart have been trained on mainstreaming the specific needs of women and girls in the fight against HIV / AIDS, to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) and to better handle Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). The three days training which took place from 9 – 11 April 2019 was organized by UN Women to build capacity of community facilitators to plan and organize capacity building and sensitizing sessions of local community.

Peace Lab at the 3rd Capital Meeting of Women, Peace and Security Focal Points, tackles the challenges of youth participation in peace and security

Monday, April 15, 2019

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka with participants at the Youth Peace lab, one of the working groups at the 3 rd Capital Level Meeting of the Women Peace and Security Global Focal Points Network. Photo: UN Women/Otae Mkandawire  Multi-coloured pieces of paper are strewn across tables along with bright markers, glue and note paper as youth activists from across the world, intensely discuss challenges and solutions to ensuring that young people and young women, are...

Improving women’s access to formal and informal judicial systems to End Gender Based Violence in North East Nigeria

Monday, April 15, 2019

“Life in the camps can be challenging, especially when you do not know when the Non-State Armed group (NSAG) will strike next”. These are the words of Rabbi Mamman, a 42-year-old mother of five, who lives in Bade in Yobe State, North East Nigeria.” I have children and am constantly worried about them”.

UN Women facilitates access education and vocational training for women and girls affected by humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

In February 2019, UN Women Cameroon conducted a series of needs assessment, labour market and consultation activities in the East and Far North Regions to determine local needs, types of training and existing institutions and infrastructures to host beneficiaries of launched the second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme.

UNV supports the efforts of UN Women towards gender equality and women empowerment in Africa

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Since its creation in 2010, the partnership between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has engaged hundreds of talented men and women from diverse backgrounds to serve as volunteers advocates for women's rights in Africa and the world. In 2018, UN Volunteers have been an important component of UN Women’s capacity on the ground and have been at the forefront of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Press Release: Denmark signs a cooperation agreement with UNDP and UN Women in Ethiopia

Friday, March 29, 2019

28 March 2019, Addis Ababa - Danish Minister for Development Cooperation H.E. Ulla Tornaes has signed a cooperation agreement with UNDP and UN Women to release a total of US$ 4.5 million for the two UN agencies in support of their work in Ethiopia in the areas of governance and gender. Minister Tornaes noted As I reflect upon the last three days that I have spent here in Ethiopia, what strikes me most, is the potential and willpower of the women I have met. Significant progress has already...

Celebrating the International Women`s Month in Rwanda

Friday, March 29, 2019

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day calls for creative action and more innovative approaches to address gender disparities. In Rwanda, the month of March is an occasion to celebrate women, take stock of gender equality achievements, and raise awareness on the remaining gender issues through engaging wide and various audiences. The Women’s Month kicked off with the National Celebrations of the...

Call for expression of interest: Establishing UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group in Tanzania

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

UN Women Tanzania CSAG is being established to facilitate effective, on-going and structured consultations between civil society and UN Women at a country level. Rotating every two years, this Advisory Group will focus on the provision of strategic perspectives on advocacy issues, strengthening UN Women’s engagement with civil society and supporting, as relevant, intergovernmental processes and forums.

Report on Child Marriage Study launched in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

The study noted that despite a decline in the prevalence of child marriage, it remains a persistent problem in the focused countries. In Tanzania, incidents include arranged marriage, marriage of convenience, intergenerational polygamy and forced marriage.

UN Women Partners with BNP Paribas to Promote Women's Economic Empowerment through Climate Smart Agriculture in Senegal

Monday, March 25, 2019

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, and the BNP Paribas Group announced the launch of the Project “Supporting Women in Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Senegal (PAF/AgriFed).

Womens Day celebrations champion changing mindsets in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the UN Women Rep, Hodan Addou and the Swedish Ambassador, Anders Sjoberg share a lighter moment with some of the women manufacturing handbags displayed at one of the booths at an exhibition in Mwanza. UN Women/ Tsitsi Matope. This year Tanzania added a new flavor to the International Women’s Day commemorations. For the East African country, it was a whole eight-days of celebrating women across all regions with a local theme: Change Mindset to Achieve...

From where I stand: “Empowering women to sustain peace”

Friday, March 22, 2019

“I have benefited so much from my vegetables revenue; you can never imagine the extent of my happiness because I have earned it myself…” said Amna Abu El Hasan, Vegetable Farmer * one of the women who benefited  from the house gardening intervention, “…the revenue of the vegetable production has made me able to buy gas and cook for my family without asking people's support” continued Amna.

Over 35 Officials from CEMAC trained on gender sensitive budgeting and planning

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

From the 11th till the 15th of March 2019, 38 senior officials from the ministries of finance and women empowerment from all the states members of AFRITAC centre, were trained gender sensitive budgeting during the 8th edition of Budget ‘senior Officials’ Forum organized by the regional Technical Assistance Center of the International Monetary Fund for Central Africa (AFRITAC Centre) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on the theme: “Gender responsive budgeting: Reducing Gender Inequalities to accelerate development”. During the four days training, UN Women Cameroon drilled the thirty-eight participants on the techniques needed for the adoption of gender-responsive budgeting as a tool for institutionalizing gender accountability mechanisms and translating them into sectoral public policies.

International Women’s Day Celebration in Rural Ethiopia

Monday, March 18, 2019

UN Women Ethiopia under the Joint Programme Rural Women Economic Empowerment (JP RWEE) commemorated the IWD 2019 with women and men from rural area in Ziway town, Oromia region on 14 th March.   As one of the IWD celebrations by the country office, the event was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, UN Agencies, development partners, Civil Service Organizations, local government, and women.   The first of its kind to be celebrated in the...

Unlocking opportunities for women-owned businesses

Monday, March 18, 2019

The UN Women South Africa Multi-Country (SAMCO) commemorated International Women’s Day 2019 with Intsika Women Business Association in Kwa Zulu Natal province, South Africa. The event forms part of SAMCO’s Flagship Programme Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs.

FROM WHERE I STAND: “BEING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WILL NOT LIMIT MY ABILITY TO LEARN AND BE PRODUCTIVE, I WILL THINK EQUAL.”

Friday, March 15, 2019

FROM WHERE I STAND: “BEING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WILL NOT LIMIT MY ABILITY TO LEARN AND BE PRODUCTIVE, I WILL THINK EQUAL.” Hawa Koroma 50, is a physically challenged widow and mother living in Kenema  in the Eastern Part of Sierra Leoneat No 31 Krooma street with her three children, the first daughter Josephine Kajua is 20, Ibrahim Smart is 6, and Kadijatu Koroma is 3. She is a seem stress by profession. She attended the national women’s conference on March 7 2019 to...

Uganda celebrates International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Caption Text This year, International Women’s Day was celebrated under the global theme: “ Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change”. This theme focuses on creating a paradigm shift for transforming mind sets to the goal of gender equality as well as identifying new ways of advancing the women’s agenda at all levels. In Uganda the national commemoration events were held in Bungangabu district and presided over by H.E. the President of the Republic of...

IWD Celebrations in Burundi: Women at the center of innovative social protection programmes

Monday, March 11, 2019

Caption Text On March 08, 2019, Burundi celebrated the International Women's Day.  The ceremonies took place in the province of Gitega, political capital under the high pa of H.E. Denise NKURUNZIZA, the First Lady of the Country.  In her special address, the First Lady thanked the Government of Burundi for the programs already initiated to ensure the social protection of the population including free health care for pregnant women and children under five years of age and school...

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