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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... More

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... More

In the words of Nawal Allaoui: 'My innovation entails turning fish waste into luxury leather'

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Her innovation focuses on recycling fish waste into leather products by using sustainable and environmentally friendly processes, hence reducing up to 95% of the quantities of water used in the leather industry. Producing about 1000 fish skin pieces per month, she has consequently created a niche for herself, as her 100 % natural-based using plants like henna. More

UN Women and UWOPA leadership push for enactment of the pending gender sensitive Bills

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) Executive members visited UN Women to discuss on how the two organization can work together and also strategize on how to advocate for the enactment and passing of the pending gender sensitive bills. The Bills include, the Sexual Offences Bill 2015, Succession Amendment Bill 2018, Marriage and Divorce Bill, and Employment Amendment Bill. More

UN Women Regional Director Dr Izeduwa Derex-Briggs visit to Malawi

Thursday, September 13, 2018

During a week-long mission to Malawi from 2 – 8 September, UN Women Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Dr Izeduwa Derex-Briggs, visited Malawi with the aim of observing UN Women’s operational response at country level and assess how it contributes to the implementation of the country’s national development priorities and plans. During the mission, the Regional Director had an audience with the Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare,... More

Take Five: 'Thousands of people leave their homes, families and, often, countries in order to help humanity as UN Volunteers'

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How do you see the partnership between UN Women and UN Volunteers and why is this important? Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is a basic human right. It is also vital to accelerate sustainable development. It has been proven that empowering women and girls has a multiplier effect, and helps increase economic growth and development across the board. That is why, to contribute to equality for all genders, UNV has mobilized and continuous to mobilize hundreds of highly... More

Reversing the tide of rising violence against women in Liberia

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her. More

Kenya Empowering Women through Gender-Sensitive Public Procurement

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kenya Empowering Women through Gender Sensitive Public Procurement More

Avec l’ONU FEMMES, l’espoir est permis…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Les Institutions de Formation et d’Education Féminine (IFEF) sont des structures para- scolaires ou des offres alternatives d’éducation initiées pour assurer à la population féminine analphabètes ou déscolarisée une formation et un encadrement spécifique susceptible de faire d’elle de véritables agents de développement. Elles sont gérées par le Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme de la Famille et de la Protection de l’enfant (MPFFPE) et ont pour objectif principal la formation et l’éducation la population féminine afin d’assurer son intégration et sa pleine participation au développement économique et social du pays. Dans le cadre du projet « Anticiper et prévenir la vulnérabilité des femmes et des jeunes filles face à l’instabilité et à la violence » initié par ONU Femmes Côte d’Ivoire et financé par le gouvernement du Japon, un accompagnement des auditrices des IFEF est en cours. Il s’agit pour ONU Femmes de renforcer les capacités de ces auditrices, de les équiper en les aidant à avoir accès à de meilleures opportunités économiques. More

Japan Ambassador Participates in Graduation Ceremony in Nimule

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko, participated in a graduation ceremony in Nimule, Pageri County 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

Prevent violence against women

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign’s 16 days call for action are focused on strategies to prevent violence against women and girls. More

High-level Review on Women, Peace and Security: 15 years of Security Council resolution 1325

Monday, October 12, 2015

Since the adoption of resolution 1325, women’s participation in peace and security decision-making has been key to preventing conflict and securing peace. To assess progress and accelerate action, the 2015 High-level Review will take place along with the launch of the Global Study on the implementation of resolution 1325, from 12-14 October. More

International Day of the Girl Child

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The fourth International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October, focuses on adolescent girls and the Sustainable Development Goals, which set a range of international targets, including on gender equality, to be achieved by 2030. More

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The issue She walks for hours to fetch water and toils in drought-prone fields to feed her family… She left her country with the promise of a good job only to find herself forced into sex work… She picks up the pieces after a cyclone destroys her makeshift home and small business… She is the provider, farmer, teacher, doctor, entrepreneur, minister, leader, mother — contributing every day to her household, society and the economy. Women and girls make up... More

Girls kick violence with Grassroot Soccer

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka visits a Primary School in Khayelitsha to see the impact of a male-founded sports-based programme which fosters girls’ empowerment and addresses violence against women. More

Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence. More

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 Rwandan farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings. More

Women living with HIV cultivate leaders and food, in Uganda’s slums

Monday, April 7, 2014

In the Katwe slum in Kampala, a group of women living with HIV are cultivating food, cleaning up the community and raising awareness of the right to sanitation and adequate housing. More

Congolese refugees living with HIV forge ahead, gaining independence

Friday, February 28, 2014

Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence. More

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