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Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, arrived today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to take part in the second Forum of the African Women Leaders Network hosted by the African Union, in partnership with the United Nations and with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. More

UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) tomorrow, UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth. More

East-African Countries Lead in the localization of the SDGs relating to Women’s Land Rights

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Research has shown that 70 to 90 percent of all wealth in Africa is generated through land, but only less than 10 per cent is owned by women. This staggering statistics highlight the crucial role that women’s land rights in Africa play in Women’s economic empowerment. Currently, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania have taken leading roles in demonstrating how these SDGs can be localized and integrated into the National Development Plans with support of the UN Women’s project &lsquo... More

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