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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

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

Traditional and Cultural Leaders in West and Central Africa commit to End Child Marriage and FGM/C

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Dialogue was part of an initiative undertaken by UN Women to galvanise and amplify the efforts and strategies carried out by Traditional and Cultural Leaders and Institutions to end child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices in Africa by 2030. More

Advancing gender equality and improving protection for women and children in conflict

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Women, peace and security programme launched in April 2014 and implemented by UN women in partnership with the Federal, target state ministries of women affairs and social development, United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau State held its final engagement with Stakeholders and Government representatives to mark the end of the program in Abuja on 17 th September 2018. Participants, Representatives of the Media, Non-Governmental... More

UN Women and European Union in Nigeria advocate for the inclusion of more women in politics ahead of 2019 elections

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Female aspirants from different political parties in Nigeria converged at a breakfast meeting in Abuja organized by UN Women and the European Union Delegation to Nigeria on 09 August 2018, to strategize on how to enhance support for women in politics, prior to the upcoming political party primaries and General Elections in 2019. Participants at the Breakfast Meeting Photo: UN Women In his opening remarks, the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation, Mr. Richard Young, noted that the... More

Protection through Empowerment of Women and Girls of North East Nigeria

Friday, June 8, 2018

Stakeholders comprised of Government of Nigeria, UN agencies, development partners, civil society organizations and representatives from the project target states. Photo/ UN Women Abuja, Nigeria, 8 June 2018 :  The Federal Government of Nigeria, the Government of Japan and UN Women collaborated to launch on 07 June 2017, a project which seeks to protect, empower and build resilience of women and girls in Borno and Yobe States of Nigeria. The aim of the project is to facilitate... More

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,... More

ECOWAS Commission accredits UN Women Country Representative in Nigeria

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

(Abuja, 11 September)—UN Women Nigeria Country Representative, Comfort Lamptey, was on 11 September 2017 accredited as UN Women’s Representative to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Ms. Lamptey’s credentials were received by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, at a brief ceremony at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. She was accompanied by Njeri Karuru, UN Women Programme Manager for Peace and Security and Aijaz Qureshi, UN... More

Tired of communal conflicts in northern Nigeria, women-led peace networks take action

Monday, September 11, 2017

Members of the Angwan Rogo peace network with Hadiza Adam (center). Photo: UN Women/Ladi Eguche   “We need peace. We are tired of conflicts. So many innocent people have died and we have... More

Women and girls heartened to establish sustainable social and economic re-integration interventions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A  joint high-level meeting with the UN and African Union delegation was led by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, with the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Ms. Bineta Diop, held a meeting with women leaders and... More

High level mission to Nigeria calls for women’s participation and leadership in Peace, Security and Development

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, joined by the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, and the African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Ms Bineta Diop, arrived in Abuja, Nigeria this week for a joint high-level mission themed: ‘Revitalising Women’s... More

Nigerian Minister calls for leaders to support efforts in breaking the glass ceiling for women

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nigerian Minister calls for leaders to support efforts in breaking the glass ceiling for women More

Nigeria's acting president. H.E Yemi Osinbajo, launches the HeForShe advocacy campaign

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nigeria's acting president. H.E Yemi Osinbajo, launches the HeForShe advocacy campaign More

UN Women calls for “Every man, Every individual wherever they are” to join the cause for Gender Equality during Inaugural Launch of the “HeForShe” in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development launched the HeForShe global solidarity campaign in Abuja, Nigeria on 23 May 2017, with  the support of UN Women. and with funding from the Government of Japan and the European Union. The event took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, and was officiated by Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Approximately 500  guests were in attendance, including dignitaries and government officials,... More

UN Women and development partners in Nigeria make a case for women in the work place

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UN Women and development partners in Nigeria make a case for women in the work place More

UN Women and MasterCard launch the Identity Registration Project for Women in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UN Women in partnership with MasterCard, the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC), and Zamani Foundation, on the 9th of November, 2016, officially launched the commencement of Biometric Electronic Identity (eID) registration of 500,000 women in Nigeria under the UN Women-MasterCard project. The launch which was held in Kaduna State was chaired by the representative of the Governor of Kaduna State on behalf of the Government of Nigeria. 5,000 women will be registered during the first phase of 10 days starting from the 9th of November, 2016. At the launch of the pilot project in Kaduna, the UN Women Representative, Ms. Adjaratou Ndiaye, described the campaign as a critical phase to help women who sometimes were among the most vulnerable enjoy their rights More

Capacity Building Workshop for female journalists on Gender-Sensitive Reporting in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), under the Northern Nigeria Women, Peace and Security Programme funded by the European Union, organized a four-day capacity building workshop on gender sensitive reporting for female journalists in Northern Nigeria. This took place on the 8th and 9th of November, and on the 15th and 16th of November, 2016 at HBC Resort, Plateau State and Hometel Derivatives and Suites, Adamawa State respectively. A total of 120 participants and stakeholders of the programme were in attendance at the workshops. These include members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), representative of the Federal and State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP), UN Women Media Network, staff of UN Women and the media More

UN Women launches Baseline Survey Report on the engagement of women in Peace and Security Processes in Northern Nigeria

Monday, October 17, 2016

Abuja, 14th October, 2016 – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), under the Northern Nigeria Women, Peace and Security Programme funded by the European Union, launched a Baseline Survey Report at Rockview Hotel, Abuja on the 13th of October, 2016. A total of 90 partners and stakeholders of the Programme were in attendance. These include staff of UN Women, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), UFUK Dialogue, Federal and State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP), UN Women Media Network, UN Women Peace Mentors, traditional rulers, academia, security agencies and the media. More

Capacity building workshop on Gender, Peace and other related issues conducted in Gombe State, Nigeria

Monday, September 12, 2016

Capacity building workshop on Gender, Peace and other related issues conducted in Gombe State, Nigeria More

UN Women Nigeria visits Kano Emirate Council

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The important and strategic positioning of the role of women in any family or society – be it political, social or economic – is tied to development. Yet women are the most victimized in times of conflict … Our traditional institutions, cultures and religions in any part of the country respect and protect the integrity of women More

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