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Take five with Tchonko Becky Bessong: “With my voice, I can impact the masses”

Friday, February 15, 2019

Tchonko Becky Bessong is a popular radio presenter with CRTV, Cameroon’s public radio and television broadcasting company. Over 20,000 Cameroonians tune in to her weeklyprogramme ‘Calling the women’. UN Women works with journalists throughout the country, as part of its efforts to train media professionals in gender-sensitive reporting, funded by the Government of Sweden(SEED Fund). More

Over 250 Cameroonian Youths engage to promote peace and national unity

Friday, February 15, 2019

Over 250 youth parliamentarians and representative of the National Youth Council (NYC) have engaged to promote social cohesion, peace, respect of state institutions and laws in view of national unity and sustainable development in Cameroon. More

More Resources and Partnerships Essential to Ending Child Marriage and FGM

Monday, February 11, 2019

UN Women in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the African Union Commission hosted an African head of states and traditional and cultural Leaders dialogue for renewal of commitment to end child marriage and FGM in Africa. The side event of the AU heads of state summit sought to secure and renew commitments of Heads of State and Government and Traditional and Cultural Leaders to embracing and incorporating transformational approaches that effectively address... More

UN Secretary-General to African girl coders: It needs a movement of girls to bring more women in science and technology

Monday, February 11, 2019

African Girls Can Code Initiative (2018-22) is a joint programme by UN Women and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and funded by the Government of Denmark, aiming to nurture young girls to develop interest in coding and facilitate their career choices in ICT. In September 2018, the programme brought together 88 girls aged 17 – 20 from 32 African countries at the first coding camp More

Tanzania wants women’s access to justice improved to strengthen protection

Friday, February 8, 2019

“There is need to ensure that for every Tanzania woman and girl, justice is acceptable, affordable and delivered on time. If you look at the situation in most rural areas in general, you will realise that many women and girls are not aware of the steps they can take, especially when the perpetrator of violence is a loved one.” More

International Day of Zero tolerance to FGM: translating policy into concrete actions at the grassroots to end FGM in Senegal

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Government of Senegal, through the Ministry of Woman, Family and Gender, marked this important day with an event that brought together UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF, the Ministries of Health, Justice, Education and Youth, and also civil society and youth organizations. More

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thanks to the collective action of governments, civil society, communities and individuals, female genital mutilation is in decline. But we are not aiming for fewer cases of this practice. We are insisting on zero. More

Nigerian Women Leaders call for more involvement of women to promote peaceful elections

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Women Leaders in Nigeria converged in Abuja this week to call for greater involvement of women to promote peaceful elections, as the country prepares for General Elections on 16 February 2018. More

'Violence against women is a shame'

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The programme worth USD 28 million (SEK 250 million) aims at combating Gender Based Violence and improving Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of men, women, girls, boys in Uganda. The programme will be implemented by UN Women and UNFPA in partnership with the Government of Uganda with funding from the Embassy of Sweden. More

UN Women and MINPROFF unveiled the manual and national action plan to support effective women participation in politics and decision making in Cameroon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UN Women and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) has unveiled the ‘manual for political education of women’ and the ‘national action plan in favor of women’s participation in decision making positions’. More

Fight against FGM takes centre stage in Tanzania

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thanks to the Female Genital Mutilation Elimination (FGM) project (Tokomeza Ukeketaji) supported through the Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (managed by UN Women), a total of 96 traditional elders and six cutters in Serengeti abandoned the practice in 2018 More

International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. More

Building peace and human security for sustainable and inclusive development with local border communities in Mali and Senegal

Saturday, January 12, 2019

UN Women Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCAR), in partnership with the Senegalese National Commission for Border Management (CNGF/NCBM), held a two-day capacity-building workshop for border communities in Senegal and Mali on an “integrated border management approach to promoting and sustaining peace and human security for social and economic development”. More

I am proud to be a peace ambassador

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sella Esther Sowa 42, is a mother of four with three girls and a boy. She has been married for 15 years to Foday Sowa. She try’s to support her parents who lives in Kenema and also 3 of her sister’s children with the profit she makes from selling food stuffs and vegetables. More

Working with male champions in ending violence against women in Tanzania

Friday, December 28, 2018

In Tanzania fighting to end violence against women and girls has become a way of life not only for the police and the courts of law but also for the men in communities such as those found in Kigoma. More

Leading by example in addressing sexual harassment and abuse at the work place

Monday, December 24, 2018

Caption Text As the world commemorated the global campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, the UN family in Nairobi, under the leadership of UN Women Kenya and Resident Coordinator’s Office, organized a joint town hall meeting on addressing sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace. The meeting brought together UN Leadership from the UN Office in Nairobi, UN Habitat, UN Environment, UN Women Kenya, UN Resident Coordinator, members of the UN Country Team... More

Women micro-entrepreneurs training programme launches in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

Saturday, December 22, 2018

UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office and De Beers Group, the world’s leading diamond company, are engaged in a global partnership to support the growth of women-owned micro-enterprises in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana . The three-year partnership (2017-2020) at a total cost of $750,000, aims to train 1,500 women owned micro-enterprises across the three countries. More

Yobe State urges men and boys to stand for gender equality

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

On 12 December 2018, the Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam led the state launch of the HeForShe campaign in Damaturu and pledged to step up for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Yobe state. More

UN Women and State Secretary of Defense (SED) partnered to eliminate GBV and improve gender mainstreaming in peace and security operations in Cameroon.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Newly trained gendarmerie officers proudly branding their attestations at the end of the 5 days training of trainers’ seminar organized from 26 to 30 November 2018. Photo credit: Joseph Lindjeck, HeForShe volunteer. Over 30 trainers of the national gendarmerie core have been trained on gender mainstreaming in peace and security operations during a 3 days training of trainers’ workshop co-organized by UN Women, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) and the... More

Government of Cameroon launch 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The government of Cameroon and the UN System officially launched the 16 days of activism to eliminate violence against women and girls with a call to all actors to pay attention to the sufferings of survivors. The launch event with brought together over 400 participants from the university, women associations, CSO’s, UN Agencies and government officials was organized on Tuesday 27 November 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé. More

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