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UN Women conducts first protocol training in West Africa region

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UN Women Regional Office for West and Central Africa recently held the first senior drivers’ diplomatic and etiquette course, the first of its kind in the region. More

From where I stand: “We thought gender was only for educated people”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Modesta Mujawariya talking to her community \Photo: UN Women, Franz Benjamin Stapelberg I have been a farmer for as long as I can remember. Now, a widow with two married daughters, farming is my only source of income. I work on my farm for at least eight hours a day, starting early in the morning. I don’t have much time to rest. I helped found the (Coopcuma) cooperative, and have 12 plots registered under my name. I didn’t know the exact size of my land until I joined... 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

Empowering Women and Girls through Web Literacy

Thursday, June 2, 2016

On a sunny autumn morning in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha suburb, the reception area of The Barn, a public innovation hub and workspace, is buzzing. In one corner a group is discussing a presentation. Young women tap on the keys of computers in another. But the most excitement is coming from behind the reception desk, where Peggy Mpahlwa is preparing to teach her first web literacy class. More

The new yellow in Sierra Leone: Getting Ebola to Zero

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone. More

Press release: Closing the gender gap in education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank. More

Shaping the next generation of STEM leaders, TechWomen visit South Africa

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. 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

On solidarity mission, UN Women Executive Director visits girls school in Nigeria

Monday, May 19, 2014

In the wake of the horrific abduction of more than 200 school girls, which has ignited global outrage, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined a delegation that visited the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in the town of Abaji, Nigeria, from 17-18 May. The FGGC Abaji is one of the Federal Government’s all-girls colleges similar to the FGGC Chibok, where more than 200 students were kidnapped on 14 April, in Chibok, Nigeria. More

How I firmly said NO to an early and forced marriage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In the words of Martha Ntoipo, a 33-year-old Maasai activist from Tanzania. She works for the Pastoralist Information and Development Organization (PIDO), a community development organization which she founded in 2010, which works in the fields of health, women economic empowerment, gender equality and human rights, environmental conservation and research. More

Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women partner to economically empower women

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women today announced a partnership of a newly launched programme to promote the advancement and economic empowerment of women. 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

South Sudan: strengthening women’s role in the new nation

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

As South Sudan celebrates its second anniversary as an independent State, a look at how UN Women and its partners are engaging women in improving literacy, promoting economic empowerment, bolstering their political participation, and ultimately, ensuring peace and security. More

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