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UN Women Cameroon facilitating intergenerational dialogue to promote citizen engagement of young girls and boys in Cameroon.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

An intergenerational dialogue ‘gender coffee’ was organized at the National Assembly on Monday, May 14, 2018. This intergenerational dialogue which brought together over 30 youths between the ages of 18 – 32 years drawn from all ten regions of the country, members of national assembly, government representatives and civil society was a forum to debate the obstacles and strategies to promote citizen engagement of Cameroonian youths in prelude of the May 20th National Day celebrations in Cameroon. More

UN Women meets the Speaker of Parliament over the pending Bills

Thursday, May 17, 2018

14 th May 2018 Kampala, Uganda- UN Women met with the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga to discuss the way forward regarding the pending Marriage and Divorce and the Sexual offences Bills. More

Senegal: A fruit and vegetable processing unit renovated in Ndame Lo

Thursday, May 17, 2018

After four months of hard work and with the support of UN Women, the women of the Ndam Lo Women's Promotion Group (GPF) finally have their fruit and vegetable processing unit renovated. Hence, they are motivated to increase their production to meet the marketing standards and demand. More

Business women become Mobile Money agents

Friday, May 11, 2018

With smiles beaming on her face, 45-year-old Catherine Sackie excitedly shared her story of how her life and her business have changed at a ceremony to mark the inauguration of Mobile Money Kiosks set up through partnership with UN Women Liberia, the telecommunications company Orange, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA). More

UN Women Executive Board visit to Malawi

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On 5 th May 2018, The UN-Women Executive Board visited Malawi for the first time. Mandated by the Decision 2017/8, the UN-Women Executive Board organizes an annual field visit in a selected country.  The delegation to Malawi consisted of President of the Board, Ms. Ivana Pajević, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations, and six other board members representing Zambia, Finland, Republic of Korea, Panama, Norway and United Kingdom. The purpose of... More

What the candidate needs to know – In the run-up to the elections, women and girls candidates inquire about the electoral process

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

As the Independent National Electoral Commission – CENI prepares to open the Reception and Processing Offices (BRTC) of applications, 450 potential women candidates met to examine the procedures related to the various innovations of the electoral law and to get informed about the process of building up their files in order to understand the electoral system and develop effective strategies to appear on electoral lists. More

Take Five: 'Unless women feel safe in their homes, places of work and other environs, they will not reach their full potential'

Friday, May 4, 2018

Beriks Patricia carrying out a security follow up at UN Women Regional Office Photo: UN Women/ Patterson Siema Berkis Patricia Pérez has been working in safety and security for almost two decades. She started her career in the Dominican Republic, where she reached the rank of Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. She joined UN Women in September 2017, as Regional Security Specialist for Africa, where she supports two Regional Offices and 1 Multi Country Office representing 42 UN Women offices. Since her time in Law School, Patricia had always wanted to join the UN to be the voice of the voiceless. After working for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in multiple locations, Berkis came to the realization that women had specific security needs. It was a dream come true for Berkis when UN Women selected her for this role. More

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the African Women Leaders Network: Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

[As delivered] Excellencies, Distinguished members of the panel, Ladies and gentlemen, We are here to mark the start of this African Women Leaders Network. This Network has a vital mission: to have African women take their vital place in transforming Africa and the world. It is committed to making sure that we support and align with the African Union and AU leaders in their mission to champion the implementation of regional and international commitments to peace, security, development... More

Time is now for the Africa we want

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Diana Ofwona has picked up a wealth of information from diverse fields including government, private sector and the academia all of which play an instrumental role in her current position as Regional Director for UN Women Central and Western Africa where she leads a dedicated team of colleagues committed to empowering women and girls on the continent. Narrating the early years of her career with UNIFEM, Diana recounts how the support of her supervisors laid the foundation for her to... More

Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The launch of the African Women Leaders Network on 2 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown The African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), an initiative that creates space for African Women to share their leadership experiences and lessons learned, kicked off its Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 th to 26 th April. The African Union, in partnership with the United Nations and support from Government of... More

From where I stand: “Women are our solution”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

DR. Josephine Kulea. Photo: UN Women Dr. Josephine Kulea is the Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girl Foundation and the UN Person of the Year – Kenya COVAW Champion in 2013. Dr. Josephine works to protecting women’s rights and improving women empowerment at the grassroots level. She spoke to UN Women at the forum on what are the top priorities of her foundation. “Women and girls have an infinite potential to change the narrative. In our... More

Elections stakeholders debate strategies to eliminate violence against women during elections and increase participation of women in the 2018 electoral processes.

Monday, April 30, 2018

On Thursday April 26, 2018, UN women organized a seminar to raise awareness of leaders of political parties and elections stakeholders on mechanisms to eliminate violence against women during elections and increase the participation of women in the 2018 electoral process. More

UN Women advocating for the integration of menstrual hygiene management needs of women and gender sensitive policy reforms

Monday, April 30, 2018

Senior level government officials and leaders of civil society organizations have been sensitized on the integration of menstrual hygiene management needs of women and gender sensitive policy reforms during a workshop organized by UN Women in Yaoundé on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. More

UN Women Cameroon engages the journalists’ platform “NETCOM GENDER” on gender mainstreaming in sensitization campaigns on HIV and violence against women and girls.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Members of the journalist’s network ‘NETCOM GENDER’ during a workshop organized by UN Women on Friday, April 27, 2018 debated communication strategies and media platforms targeting women and girls during campaigns HIV and violence against women. More

Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, arrived today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to take part in the second Forum of the African Women Leaders Network hosted by the African Union, in partnership with the United Nations and with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. More

Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The launch of the African Women Leaders Network on 2 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: UN Women/ Ryan Brown UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, arrived today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to take part in the second Forum of the African Women Leaders Network hosted by the African Union, in partnership with the United Nations and with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. More

JOINT MEDIA ADVISORY: AFRICAN WOMEN LEADERS NETWORK SECOND WOMEN LEADERS FORUM FOR AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION

Monday, April 23, 2018

What: Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation of the African Women Leaders Network.   The forum will be held under the theme: “Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: From Commitment to Action”   Highlights for media Coverage of the opening session 24 th April Main speakers will include From the African Union Commission: H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat: Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Bineta Diop: AUC Special... More

Scaling up Capacity for Africa Communicators

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Noting the important role of communications and advocacy in achieving the UN Women mandate in Africa, the two regional offices of West and Central and East and Southern Africa held a story telling skills development workshop for 34 communications officers working on the continent. The highly interactive workshop was facilitated by UN Women global and regional communications team leads who emphasized development and dissemination of messages on UN Women’s real transformative impact on... More

From where I stand: Trainings, the turning point for my success in diversifying and sustaining my business

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I was born and brought up in what is known as “the hottest places on earth”, the Afar region. I was raised up with a very basic pastoralist community’s life style to endure the harsh climate.  For women, the only way of life that we were influenced to believe possible is marriage. I got married when I was only 16 years old and gave birth to my first child after a year.   When I gave birth to my fifth child, my husband who used to work as a security guard at a... More

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