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Publications Reader Survey Report, 2019

Friday, January 31, 2020

Through this publications’ reader survey, the region has ensured continuous improvement of the user-friendliness, practicality and overall quality of UN Women’s publications. This is the second survey following the first reader survey conducted in 2015 which confirmed that UN Women publications are widely useful to diverse audience

Background-Safe Digital Spaces: Protection of Women and Girls from Technological Violence

Friday, January 31, 2020

This paper analyses the ways in which technology helps women and contributes to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , examines the various forms of technology-assisted violence against women and their impact and consequences in the light of the global and Africa region frameworks, how this type of violence impacts women’s lives, where various African governments are in terms of policy provision to access justice for victims, and proposed recommendations to end the vice.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mapping of regional institutions

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The report draws on analysis of case studies both at national and regional level as a means of identifying targeted interventions on SDGs and GEWE. Accordingly, this publication has mapped all the 17 SDGs within the GEWE agenda including the various ways in which women and girls will remain key to the attainment of the global goals.

Good Practices on Engagement with Traditional Leaders to End Child Marriage & Other Harmful Practices Against Women

Saturday, January 25, 2020

UN Women regional office for East and Southern Africa has collected a number of good practices that are replicable and are feasible within the framework of engagement with traditional leaders and cultural authorities to end harmful practices against women and girls. These are just but a few selected examples of how these stakeholders have contributed to the efforts towards ending child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices against women and girls in Africa.

Guideline for Gender Responsive Media

Friday, January 24, 2020

This Guideline for Gender Responsive Media published in two languages (Amharic and English) aims to inform and guide media houses, media practitioners, journalists, editors, and anyone in the media and communication sector about ethical reporting of issues related with gender and actions to take to create a gender sensitive media environment both within the media houses as well as in all the contents produced by the media houses

10 things men can do now to end violence against women by men

Friday, November 1, 2019

The six-month plan will focus on prevention (particularly recognizing that violence against women is a problem of men); strengthening the criminal justice system; enhancing the legal and policy framework; ensuring adequate care, support and healing for survivors of violence; improving the economic empowerment of women and improving the collection and analysis of data to monitor SGBV programmes.

Women, Peace and Security: What Uganda has achieved

Monday, September 16, 2019

This report presents findings from a nationwide study that was designed to assess the impact of implementing the second generation National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 and the Goma Declaration (NAP); establish achievements registered and challenges faced; document best practices and lessons learnt during its implementation. The report makes recommendations that will inform the design of the third generation NAP. CoACT conducted the study across eighteen (18) districts in addition to national level institutions.

Advancing Administrative Sources of Data for Monitoring Gender-Specific Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Friday, August 30, 2019

The study examined the potential of administrative data to produce gender statistics for monitoring gender-specific SDG indicators. The study is based on three pathfinder countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) and three non-pathfinder countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda) in the UN Women East and Southern Africa region.

Knowledge Seminar on the Role of Student Leadership in Ending Technology Assisted Violence Against Women and Girls (TVAW) in Universities and the Academia

Friday, August 9, 2019

over 70 student leaders from 30 universities from across Kenya convened to dialogue on their role in ending technology assisted violence against women and girls in Kenya and Africa. UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office organized the Knowledge Seminar in collaboration with the University of Maseno’s Institute of Gender Studies

Malawi Q2 Newsetter 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Malawi Quarter 2 Newsletter 2019

Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in the Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Monday, July 15, 2019

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the UN Women commissioned study on Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in the Context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This study aimed to identify opportunities for women entrepreneurs with regard to the AfCFTA, focusing on three areas of interest: women in informal cross-border trade (WICBT), gender and value chain analysis, and affirmative action/preferential public procurement.

Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi

Saturday, June 1, 2019

This study revealed various perceptions of social norms around VAWG in Malawi. Particularly, it shows how pervasive social norms support gender inequality and VAWG, including harmful practices. The study focused on five districts – Dedza, Karonga, Mangochi, Mzimba and Salima – in Malawi. This study can be used to inform policy dialogue and programme development, including where and how UN Women and its partners can implement behaviour change projects aimed at promoting favourable social norms and attitudes at community levels, and to formulate key messages for communication initiatives on women’s rights, gender equality and VAWG.

Perceptions Study on Social Norms around Violence against Women and Girls In Malawi-Abridged Report

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Abridged version of the Perceptions Study on Social Norms in Malawi serves as an executive summary of the baseline study for the EVAW thematic component of the Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) 2018-2021. This study revealed various perceptions of social norms around VAWG in Malawi. Particularly, it shows how pervasive social norms support gender inequality and VAWG, including harmful practices. The study focused on five districts – Dedza, Karonga, Mangochi, Mzimba and Salima – in Malawi. This study can be used to inform policy dialogue and programme development, including where and how UN Women and its partners can implement behaviour change projects aimed at promoting favourable social norms and attitudes at community levels, and to formulate key messages for communication initiatives on women’s rights, gender equality and VAWG.

Cost of gender gap in Tanzania

Monday, May 27, 2019

For Tanzania, the gender gap was substantial: an elimination of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Tanzania would increase agricultural production by 30 per cent. Closing the gap could raise the country’s gross domestic product by $105 million (T Sh 210 billion) and lift 80,000 people out of poverty each year over a 10-year period. This study differs from its predecessor in that it takes a qualitative rather than quantitative approach to the subject. In its attempt to find underlying causes of the gender gap, the study conducted extensive interviews with 547 women and men in 19 farming villages in rural Tanzania. That is, it moves beyond merely establishing that a gender gap exists in Tanzanian agriculture to explain why it exists and what steps can be taken to reduce and eliminate this gap.

The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Monday, May 27, 2019

The policy brief provides an overview of the key trends in the cost of gender gap in agricultural productivity reports and how they compare with patterns documented in other published studies. It also summarizes important lessons on best practices in eradicating inequities in the agricultural sector based on the UN Women and PEI studies.

Factors driving the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi

Friday, May 24, 2019

The study makes policy recommendations that are designed to confront the gender stereotypes that continue to undermine policy making, address women’s time poverty and lack of incomes, and facilitate the adoption of gender-responsive climate-smart agricultural practices.

THE GENDER GAP IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: CAUSES, COSTS AND SOLUTIONS

Friday, May 17, 2019

Across sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector remains critical to local and regional economies. It is the basis for food security and an important source of employment, particularly for women. Yet, studies consistently find that female farmers  have lower rates of agricultural productivity than male farmers. Based on original research in five countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania), this policy brief shows that gender gaps in agricultural...

The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: Five African Countries

Friday, May 10, 2019

This report reviews a number of studies to help policymakers diagnose and better understand the nature of these gaps so that agricultural interventions are more effective, scalable and practical. These methods help quantify the structure of constraints which prevent women from having full access to agricultural resources. Dismantling this structure of constraints is crucial for reducing women’s unpaid work burdens and raising the returns to their labour.

Factors driving the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Uganda

Friday, May 10, 2019

The study identifies policy proposals —consistent with Uganda’s Second National Development Plan, Public Finance Management Act and Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan — to confront gender stereotypes and address women’s time poverty and lack of assets, the lack of attention to gender-responsive climate-smart agricultural extension services, and the need to reform key statistical instruments to better capture gender relations.

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING ON GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT ANTICIPATE TO TRANSFORM

Friday, May 3, 2019

The brief highlights on the purpose, participants and the key messages of the forum for Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) working on Gender Equlity and Women's Empowerment. It also briefs on the new law governing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and on strategies to effectively use the new CSOs proclamation expected to transform the civil society landscape.

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