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Media Advisory: UN Women and Key Stakeholders to host Gender Ataya in Dakar

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

UN Women is organizing the first edition of "Gender Ataya" on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 on the 8th floor of the African Institute of Management (IAM), Dakar. The Gender Ataya is designed to open spaces for young people to contribute to inclusive and equitable development and decision-making processes within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. It will provide a platform for young people to engage in dialogue with themselves and decision makers including government, CSOs and... More

Women of Exception: "Have the idea and start.”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Awa Caba, is an engineer in computer science from Senegal. As soon as she finished her University studies, she started her own startup called Sooretul which stands for ‘ it is not so far ’ which strives to connect women producers with consumers that live in an urban area. What made you want to become an entrepreneur? When I was young, I liked going to the field with my parents. I would spend every weekend in the field with my father who works in the agronomy sector. After my... More

“Agriculture is purely Feminine!”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mboyo Sow is 23-year-old young entrepreneur from Louga. Sow is currently working with ‘BAY-TECH Africa’, an application that helps farmers to better choose their crops depending on the type of soil, quality of the water, as well as other environmental factors and resources. Mboyo Sow, an entrepreneur working with BAY-TECH Africa Photo: UN Women/ Alpha Ba What inspired you to be an entrepreneur? I have always wanted to work for myself! I prefer to take my own direction and... More

“When our confidence grows, we can reach our goals!”

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Maah Koudia KEITA is a 30-year-old musician and activist. Maah is the founder of the association ‘Care Albinos’, a Senegalese Association for the cause of the Albino community. The association has existed since 2012 and has been active in spreading awareness on Albinism issues. Maah Keita, co-founder of Care Albinos Association Photo: UN Women/ Alpha Ba What inspired you to create Care Albinos Association? I co-founded the Care Albinos Association together with members of... More

"Do not be afraid, we are doing this for Africa!"

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dicko SOW is an agronomist specialized in plant production, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the startup Dictaf Corporation specializing in crop production, extension services and agricultural solutions. Dicko Sow,  co-founder of the startup Dictaf Corporation Photo: UN Women/ Alpha What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur was above all, a way to flourish in my field, and to feel more useful in the Senegalese community and in Africa. Working in... More

Media Advisory : UN Women Executive Director visits Senegal to put women in agriculture at the heart of the gender equality agenda

Monday, July 23, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins today an official visit to Senegal, with the purpose of highlighting the importance women’s economic empowerment in agricultural sector in Senegal, to encourage closing the gap in discriminatory laws and to promote women leadership and political participation. More

Climate-smart innovations improves agriculture and livelihoods of rural women in Mali

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

When Fatou Dembele’s plants started to die, she thought the soil was ruined and worried about her livelihood. “We thought the land was sick,” Dembele says. “We didn’t know that parasites attacked the roots of the plants and killed them.” The growing number of parasites caused by rising temperatures and humidity is just one of several problems in her village caused by climate change. In Mali, a country where half of the population engaged in agriculture are... More

UN Women conducts first protocol training in West Africa region

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UN Women Regional Office for West and Central Africa recently held the first senior drivers’ diplomatic and etiquette course, the first of its kind in the region. 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

The President Macky Sall launches HeForShe campain in Senegal

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The President of the Republic of Senegal, HE Mr. Macky Sall officially launched the HeForShe movement, at the same time declaring to take on the campaign as a HeForShe Champion. More

Statistics on menstrual hygiene in Senegal, Niger and Cameroon are now available; product of action-research in the joint WSSCC-UN Women program

Monday, February 19, 2018

WSSCC, in collaboration with UN Women, implemented a joint program on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in three countries in West Africa; Senegal, Niger, Cameroon More

Pioneering Senegal Menstrual Hygiene Study focuses on Female Genital Mutilation

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A study has recently been conducted by the WSSCC-UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation. In four regions of the country (Kédougou, Kolda, Matam and Sédhiou), a research team attempted to cast light on the links between Female Genital Mutilation (sometimes called female circumcision) and the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). 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

Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, in Senegal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, visited Senegal from 1 to 4 October 2017. The overall purpose of this high-level visit was to reaffirm the commitment of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment to work closely with the Government of Senegal and all stakeholders to promote women entrepreneurship.as it is in line with the SDG agenda. More

Senegalese women leaders mobilize for peace and women’s leadership

Friday, July 14, 2017

Over twenty women leaders from well-established women's organizations and civil society across Senegal convened on 6 July 2017 at the Women's Museum of the Place du Souvenir to mark the launch of the “Ettu Jamm” in Dakar, Senegal . “ Ettu Jamm”, (which translates to “Peace Space” in the Wolof national language) is a women’s platform for peaceful elections in Senegal which was launched ahead of the forthcoming legislative elections to take place on July... More

Women candidates in Senegal undergo leadership capacity building training

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fifty women vying for seats in Senegal’s forthcoming legislative polls scheduled on July 30 th participated in a three-day capacity building workshop towards sharpening their campaign strategies. The workshop was hosted by Alliance for Migration, Leadership and Development (AMLD), in partnership with the national unit of the Peace and Security Network for Women in the ECOWAS Space, on Tuesday 4th July in Dakar. Among the facilitators, were a team of academics in electoral... More

UN Women, WSSCC Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kribi-Cameroon, June 4, 2016: Over 45 participants drawn from the government, UN agencies, International organizations and the civil society in Cameroon and Senegal have received end of course certificates on Menstrua Hygiene Management (MHM). They received the end of course attestations following a five-day workshop which was jointly organized by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Cameroon and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) from May 30 to June 4, 2016 in Kribi, Cameroon. More

Regional workshop on Gender, Human Rights & Women's participation in elections in west & central Africa

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality (UN Women) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), organized a regional workshop on the theme of “Gender, Human Rights and Women’s Participation in Elections in West and Central Africa” from 11-13 May in Dakar. The overall objective of the workshop was to take stock of women’s participation in elections in both regions over the years and facilitate knowledge sharing, compile good practices and develop joint strategies on ways to improve women’s leadership in electoral processes. More

Celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016: The Government of Senegal, Civil Society Organizations and UN agencies jointly mark this special day

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"I am certain that with this great mobilization of gender equality advocates and the ongoing support from partners, we are on the right track to achieving the targeted goal of "Planet 50:50 by 2030". With these words and by wishing all women in Senegal and across the world a happy International Women’s Day (IWD), the honourable Minister of Women, Family and Children, Mrs Mariama Sarr, ended her speech at the official ceremony on March 8, 2016 at the Grand Theatre in Dakar. More

Sonatel Group joins the HeForShe campaign

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The board of directors of Sonatel, Senegal’s principal telecommunications provider, officially joined the “HeForShe” campaign during a ceremony held at the group’s headquarters. During the ceremony, Sonatel’s CEO, Alioune Ndiaye and nine directors reaffirmed their commitment to promote actions leading to a more egalitarian... More

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