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Media Advisory: “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) will take place on Monday, 19 November 2018, at the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The commemoration will bring together survivors and activists under the theme of Orange the World: #HearMeToo, leveraging their voices and work on ending violence against women and girls. More

Media Advisory: UN Women and Key Stakeholders to host an Africa Youth Conference in Nairobi

Friday, October 19, 2018

WHAT:  The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Towards this end, UN Women, in collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners, will hold an Africa Youth Conference on  Unleashing the Potential of Youth in Africa - Prioritizing Investment in Youth Development in the Post-2015 Agenda , from 23 – 25 October 2018, at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The... More

JOINT PRESS RELEASE FOR AFRICAN GIRLS CAN CODE INITIATIVE 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

24 August 2018: Addis Ababa. The African Union Commission (AUC), UN Women Ethiopia, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched the African Girls Can CODE Initiative (AGCCI). The project will run from 2018-2022, and has benefited from the generous financial support from the government of Denmark for its first year of implementation. Download here More

Media Advisory: Joint Solidarity Mission of the Advisory Board of the PSC Framework Women’s Platform, ICGLR, AU, Femwise-Africa and UN Women

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WHAT: Joint Solidarity Mission of the Advisory Board members of the Women’s Platform for the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region WHEN: 9–12 August 2018 WHERE: Bujumbura, Burundi   CONTEXT The signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region in Addis Ababa on 24 February 2013 and the adoption of... More

Somalia Partnership Forum

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Somalia Partnership Forum - Side Event on Women, Peace and Security   Turning Policies into Reality – Ensuring Women’s Security and Meaningful Participation What Several factors impede women’s participation in decision and peace-making in Somalia including insecurity, patriarchal norms and economic vulnerability. Although the number of female parliamentarians rose to 24 percent in the 2016 Elections, women participation remains sidelined at the local level. To... 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

Youth tasked with creating innovative solutions to prevent gender based violence on campus at heaids conference

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Youth tasked with creating innovative solutions to prevent gender based violence on campus at heaids conference More

HEAIDS session to increase focus on prevention of HIV and elimination of GBV

Thursday, June 8, 2017

HEAIDS session to increase focus on prevention of HIV and elimination of GBV More

UN Women Executive Director engages AU Members States for Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Thursday, January 19, 2017

UN Women Executive Director Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Ethiopia to attend the 9th Africa Union Gender Pre-Summit and the pre-CSW61 Africa Regional Consultations jointly organized by the Africa Union Commission, UN Women and UNECA More

UN Women Executive Director and Canadian Prime Minister to Visit Liberia

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ahead of the launch of the ’16 Days of Activism’ to end violence against women and girls, the UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Liberia on a mission to re-echo commitments to supporting the country in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. More

Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience to Recognize Young Innovators

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience to Recognize Young Innovators More

UN Women Executive Director to visit Malawi on first official country mission

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Executive Director of UN Women will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through collaboration with the Government, civil society, private sector and UN system. More

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