Africa

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Highlights
  • Women and SDGs

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can achieve them. More

  • I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's rights

    International Women’s Day 2020

    This year’s theme for International Women’s Day 8 March is, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Together, we want to mobilize to end gender-based violence; we are calling for economic justice and rights for all; bodily autonomy, sexual and reproductive health and rights; feminist action for climate justice; technology and innovation for gender equality; and feminist leadership. More

  • Illustration showing activists holding up a sign that says "Equality!"

    Twelve small actions with big impact for Generation Equality

    The way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions. More

2020 is the year for Women
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor. 

In her statement for International Women's Day (8 March), UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights 2020 as the year for gender equality and calls on everyone to tackle the persistent barriers against gender equality. More

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We are #GenerationEquality

Around the world and through the decades, we have all shared in the global struggle for gender equality. This International Women’s Day, UN Women’s multi-generational campaign, Generation Equality, brings together past and present advocates to demand gender equality in this generation.

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Ending Child Marriage and FGM Traditional and Religious Leaders

UN Women works with traditional and religious leaders across Africa to eliminate harmful practices and bring about change. Together with the Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa (COTLA/CONATA), we are building momentum for a continent-wide commitment to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.