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From where I stand: “Because I know my rights, I can speak up for myself and for other women”

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Johanitha Katunzi, 43, is a business woman in the Temeke markets in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Raising awareness of women’s rights in the workplace has improved the safety of the market, and increased access to financial services has enabled Katunzi to buy land. Now, she is able to send her three children to school. More

UN Women inaugurates gender sensitive market in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The refugees host community of Zamay in the Far North Region of Cameroon now has a transformed market which has been described as “modern and gender sensitive”. The renovated and enlarged market now has a lighting system, running water, secured warehouse, well partitioned with boxes. It also has a gender sensitive toilets which have been well separated with available running water and a bin for women to use during menstruation. More

Powering up women’s income in the Ivory Coast through climate-smart shea butter production

Monday, December 11, 2017

"I was at the lowest of lows, at the very bottom, when I found this UN Women programme,"says 60-year-old Blah Pauline Ninhouet, from Korhogo, a region in the northern part of Cote d'Ivoire. Ninhouet is referring to a climate-smart agricultural programme launched by UN Women earlier this year, in partnership with the Ministry of Family, Child Protection and Solidarity. The programme, funded by the Government of Japan, is empowering rural women in the shea butter production sector. 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

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