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Monday, March 4, 2019
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” puts innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities.
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.
Monday, February 11, 2019
African Girls Can Code Initiative (2018-22) is a joint programme by UN Women and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and funded by the Government of Denmark, aiming to nurture young girls to develop interest in coding and facilitate their career choices in ICT. In September 2018, the programme brought together 88 girls aged 17 – 20 from 32 African countries at the first coding camp
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...
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
Friday, March 2, 2018
Mango farmers in Kenya get access to new technology to counter post-harvest losses
Sunday, November 26, 2017
UN Women and the telecommunications company Orange Liberia have launched partnership to provide ICT and Mobile Banking Services to women and girls from UN Women-supported networks such as the Association of Women in Cross Border Trade, the National Rural Women Structure and the Peace Hut Women of Liberia.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Over 230 eager, energetic and tech-savvy high-school girls filled the conference room at the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, for the celebration of 2017 Girls in ICT Day
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya: Despite Kenya’s significant progress in achieving gender parity in education, women remain significantly underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Educational constraints, cultural norms and gender prejudices/stereotyping influence opportunities and choices, severely reducing the number of women who enroll, complete studies and are employed in their field of expertise in STEM.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ms.Tebogo Mashego’s entrepreneurial background started when she resigned from her well-paying job to join private business in steel and manufacturing industry. She had initially been inspired by SAB Kickstart advert in 2008 looking for young, innovative entrepreneurs seeking business skills, mentorship and grant funding to Kickstart their businesses. Having won the SAB Kickstart in 2009, she received a lot of business growth opportunities. She also received media exposure that helped her set market base and increased export sales internationally to Malawi, Zambia and Kenya.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Similar to many developing countries, the burden of time allocated to unpaid care work weighs heavily on rural women in Niger. Most of the reproductive activities are carried out by women and girls and to a lesser extent by men and boys. Women and girls also play a major role in productive and community management activities. The gender roles analysis shows that women still bear the brunt of the household chores such as fetching of fuel wood and water, food acquisition and preparation,...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
UN Women supports hundreds of women in 13 rural areas by transforming the economic and social landscape to support their resilience in the face of climate change.
Monday, April 27, 2015
The report on Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 was launched in Nairobi on Monday, 27th April 2015. The chief guests for the event were Amb Sahle-Work Zewde, UN Under Secretary General and Director General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) and Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcraft.
Monday, February 23, 2015
On the way to the 24th Session of the African Union Heads of States’ Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Executive Director took the opportunity to spend time with delegates of TechWomen, who visited South Africa.
Friday, October 24, 2014
African leaders called for greater investment in women in order to increase agricultural production and improve livelihoods, at a three-day Sharefair on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Farming.