UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of February

Authors/editor(s): Rose Ogola, Communications/Advocacy Specialist

The highlights of this month

  • UN Women Executive Director calls for an end to harmful cultural practices against women and girls
  • Male African leaders join the HeForShe campaign
  • Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the East African Model United Nations sign up as HeForShe Champions
  • Tanzanian Women and Youth Empowered to Strengthen their Leadership
  • Zanzibar Electoral Commission Moves on Policy for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
  • Malawi passes the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Bill, 2015
  • UN Women Malawi trains government and civil society representatives in Gender Responsive Budgeting
  • UN Women launches South African Civil Society Advisory Group
  • Shaping the next generation of STEM leaders, TechWomen visit South Africa
  • Executive Director urges accelerated action to end Female Genital Mutilation

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Burundi; Congo, Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Eswatini; Somalia; Sudan; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zimbabwe

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Leadership and political participation; Political empowerment; Women’s movements; Decision-making; Gender equality and inequality; Ending violence against women and girls; Training

Resource type: Newsletters/magazines

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 7

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)