The policy paper assesses the state of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Informed by evidence from the five African Union (AU) regions, it outlines some of the initiatives implemented in AU Member States. The paper also proposes recommendations towards multi-sectoral response and recovery efforts that address GBV as well as the related needs of women and girls in Africa. More
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Monday, August 23, 2021
The UN Women WCARO annual report aims to share information about the regional office's activities on women empowerment and gender equality in 2020. The said year has been a particularly difficult year around the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. In West and Central Africa (WCA), women and girls were particularly vulnerable to the crisis. To counter these burdens and build medium and long- term recovery measures, the UN Women WCA Regional Office successfully provided multi-faceted assistance...
Monday, February 1, 2021
Women’s empowerment and gender equality represent long-standing global challenges on which significant progress has been made over the past few decades, albeit slowly and sporadically; however, this progress continues to be undermined by institutionalized unequal gender power relations based on social norms and practices. In the light of the current state of the world, where systemic oppression, ongoing conflicts, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
We are happy to share with you the Q3 2020 UN Women Cameroon Country Office Newsletter. UN Women Cameroon Country Office pursued the implementation of its COVID-19 Response Plan tailored to reach the most left behind women and girls to alleviate the pandemic consequences and to build resilience around the C19 sanitary value chain. Projects have been implemented to foster women economic empowerment, with sister agencies support UNICEF and UNDP . Support have been provided to...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The purpose of this note is to make proposals which constitute avenues for reflection which will allow the various actors to proactively adopt approaches sensitive to gender and conflict and making it possible to combine the fight against COVID-19 and the fight for peace.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
This brief highlights 8 keys interventions to be considered in West and Central Africa by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis. It also considers the economic impact of the pandemic and itsimplications for violence against women and girls in the long-term.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The R-GTG wishes to contribute to the efforts in progress to confront the current pandemic by sharing this note with the Coordinators residing in the region with the intention of encouraging and proposing tools to improve the consideration of the gender issue in the response to COVID-19. In this respect, it addresses the main risks connected to gender when considering the pandemic and makes a specific number of recommendations to respond to it.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
This note will help UN Women Country Offices in West and Central Africa, Governments and Development Partners to identify key gender impacts of the crisis to be considered when conducting socio-economic impact assessments of COVID19, in order to develop policy and programmatic actions to mitigate those impacts and to set the foundations of a recovery effort which takes into account women and girls’ needs.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
As COVID-19 spreads in Africa, informal workers are hard-pressed to comply with social distancing or confinement measures, as they need to work to provide for their basic needs. Here are three things that UN Women country offices can advocate for to ensure that women working in the informal economy do not fall through the cracks in the current crisis.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Pour atteindre l’égalité entre les sexes et autonomiser les femmes, il est nécessaire que les femmes et les hommes travaillent ensemble. Afin d’amener les hommes à s’engager pour pro-mouvoir les femmes et filles dans tous les do-maines de la vie, la Campagne HeForShe a été lancée le 20 septembre 2014 à New York par la Directrice Exécutive d’ONU Femmes en pré-sence du Secrétaire...
Friday, April 29, 2016
The highlights of this issue : International Women’s Day in Cameroon: UN Women joins over 26.000 participants at march-past parade - UN Women Lauded for its Humanitarian Interventions Towards Refugee Women in Cameroon - UN Women makes public its humanitarian achievements in Cameroon - Inside the refugee camp: Reactions to UN Women’s interventions - Japan, again expresses solidarity towards female refugees in Cameroon - Swiss Assistance to UN Women Cameroon - Jimmy Henry NYINGCHO, UN Volunteer with UN Women in Maroua-Cameroon - HeForShe campaign soon to be launched in Cameroon
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Cameroon Minister of Women’s empower-ment and the family Marié Theres Abena On-doua has called on the family, educational, religious and private institutions in Cameroon to double efforts in the crusade to end violence against women and girls. She also called on men and boys to join the bandwagon to fight against gender based violence. The Minister was speaking November 25, 2015 during the official ceremony to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls and the launch of the 16 Days of activism against Gender based violence campaign.
Monday, January 18, 2016
The highlights oh this issue : The Result of the Study - Recommendations - Critical Elements for the Fulfilment of Women and Girls Human Rights* during Menstruation
Monday, January 18, 2016
The highlights oh this issue : African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene - AfricaSan 4 - Male and Female Leaders speak up for MHM in Africa - Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene - New Cameroon Survey Results released - Joint Programme MHM Training Workshop in Niger (12-18 June 2015)
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The highlights of this issue : - UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa ends high level visit to Cameroon - CAFE GENRE : Contribution des hommes et des garçons à la promotion de l’égalité de genre et l’autonomisation des femmes - Gender sensitive budgeting: cameroonian women leaders poised to re-dynamize monitoring, advocacy actions ...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This edition addresses the Health issues of Women in Malawi and Senegal, Education in Burkina Faso and in Africa, Peace and Security in Cameroon and at African Union, Women in Agriculture in Mozambique and Ethiopia and Women Economque Empowerment across Africa.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This year’s edition focuses on “The gender agenda in West and Central Africa target 2015: Progress on the horizon?” It showcases the developments in the advancement of gender equality from across West and Central Africa. Our latest magazine features a rich portfolio of 97 articles presenting UN Women key actions and results in our region.