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UN Women promotes the generation and use of gender statistics in Cameroon

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

UN Women has launched its flagship program ‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count’ (MEWGC) in Cameroon which aims to bring about a radical shift in how gender statistics are used, created and promoted. The programme seeks to address the urgent need to increase the availability of accurate information on gender equality and women’s rights to inform policy and decision-making. UN Women has organized several workshops and working sessions to mobilize and build capacity of... More

Speech by the Executive Director: The new Strategic Plan—time for bold changes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

[As delivered]   Madame President,  Members of the Executive Board,  Distinguished delegates,  Colleagues and friends, Thank you so much, Madame President, for a very inspiring and encouraging presentation. It is hard to believe that this is the last Executive Board session presided over by yourself. It has been an intense but very fast year. Thank you so much for all your support and your dedication as President of the Executive Board; for your constructive and open... More

Ambassador of Japan visits Côte d’Ivoire for project evaluation

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The northern regions of Côte d’Ivoire hosted a high-level field mission of the Ambassador of Japan in Côte d’Ivoire, accompanied by a delegate from the UN Women Country Office, the Minister of Woman, Child Protection, and Solidarity, the Ministry of Defence, and representatives of the NGO Caritas on June 22 nd to June 25 th 2017. After three months since the closure of the one-year Japan funded project: Anticipating and preventing women and young girls vulnerability to... More

Gender Focused Evaluations Vital for SDG Attainment in Africa

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Evaluation is critical for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also vital for African countries and development partners to strengthen the evaluation capacity from a gender lens to realize the SDGs. This was the main message during the 8th African Evaluation Conference (AFREA) held in Kampala, Uganda. The African evaluation community will continue to take lead in ensuring that development programming is in sync with the needs of the people and ensure that governments are developing policy frameworks that are influenced by research. More

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