This executive brief is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country analytical study by UN Women on child marriage in Africa covering ten countries selected due to their comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. More
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- Malawi (18)
- Ethiopia (16)
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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.
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...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
The study assessed the state of child marriage in Africa from practice to policy and interventions towards its eradication with a focus on ten countries with a comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. A critical emphasis of the study was on the nexus between the existence and implementation of the policies/legislation, and the dominant cultural and religious practices that affect the outcomes of the interventions in those countries, especially in identified hotspot areas within the countries. By focusing on the socio-cultural conditions, policy environment and eradication initiatives, the study provides critical information and perspectives, effective and appropriate programs/investment and policies in Africa to delay the age of marriage and end child marriage as a practice.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
This executive brief is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country analytical study by UN Women on child marriage in Africa covering ten countries selected due to their comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This is a convening report for the Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience in Africa held by UN Women in collaboration with key partners in November 9th –10th 2016 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Focusing on the main theme of “Strengthening Resilience by Empowering Women”, the Sharefair provided a platform for sharing and learning, availed an opportunity to further explore the role of women in building and strengthening resilience and promoted dialogue and sharing of experiences on gender responsive resilience related programmes and policies in Africa. This is expected to accelerate development and humanitarian response and the overall achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sharefair also endeavor to facilitate long term collaboration amongst regional stakeholders with the aim of identifying problems, using data and predictive methods and mobilizing support and resources to incubate, accelerate and scale effective solutions. The outcome of the two-day event was the creation of a strong regional network to amplify resilience solutions, sustaining change in policy and practice within relevant macroeconomic frameworks. Hundreds of participants gathered at the Sharefair to discuss interventions, innovations, good practices, evidence from research and documented data, legal frameworks and policies.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change. This linkage is tacit in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment (Goal 5) and women’s and men’s equal access to secure energy services (Goal 7) are central to building more environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient societies (Goals 13 and 15) (UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI, 2015).
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This issue highlights: Africa women leaders demand space for transformative leadership; “Buy from Women” Innovative Platform launched in Rwanda; Adult literacy opens up new opportunities for women farmers in Malawi; Uganda Police Force managers to enforce Gender Responsive Policing; Sudan steps up efforts to integrate women in DDR processes; Snapshots from TICAD VI: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals;...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organisation’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. The gender gap in agricultural productivity-measured by the value of agricultural produce per unit of cultivated land-ranges from 4-25%, depending on the country and the crop.1 UN Women, the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative jointly produced a report to quantify the cost of the gender gap and the potential gains from closing that gap in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The highlights of this issue : South Sudanese women set strategic agenda for a Gender-Responsive Peace Agreement - Youth Forum on Africa’s Entrepreneurship and its Endless Opportunities - New Horizon: Gender Planning and budgeting for Mozambican administrators and policy makers - Moving from Normative Frameworks to Enforcement and Delivery of Justice to Survivors of Violence against Women and Girls
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April 2016 The highlights of this issue: Transformational Leadership Training Equips Ethiopian Women to Transform Institutions:The Story of Mrs. Fikre Mulugeta of Ahmara Regional Council Uganda agrees on Gender Statistics to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals Implementation UN Women and Africa UNiTE Launch “Violence Thrives in our Silence” Documentary The Time is NOW: High Level Panel on...
Friday, March 25, 2016
The highlights of this issue : Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls in Kenya - Launching Courts and Tribunals audiences on SGBV cases - Ms. Ban Soon-Taek visits Menagesha Pottery Cooperative in Ethiopia - UN Women SAMCO Business Skills Training Programme Awarded Bridge Funding for 2016 - The Embassy of Sweden and UN Women sign 3-year agreement to support gen-der equality and women’s empowerment in Uganda - ”No Development without Women’s Rights” – UN Women at the January 2016 Africa Union Summit....
Thursday, October 29, 2015
In this issue : -Introduction: the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Three takeaways on the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Measuring the cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Costing the factors that contribute to the gender gap in agricultural productivity -Finding the biggest bang for the buck: cost-effective policy interventions -Moving from recommendations to implementation -Appendix A: Methodology for quantifying the cost of the gender gap in...
Monday, July 6, 2015
The highlights of this month • Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director • UN Women Launches Guide For Gender-Responsive HIV and AIDS Programming in the Extractive Industry • Commonwealth meeting recommends having more women in top positions • A Women’s Investment Fund - New Faces New Voices in Rwanda • UN Women and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) join the world in marking the World Environment Day • …
Monday, June 1, 2015
UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of May
Friday, May 1, 2015
UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The highlights of this month : Women need to play a substantive role in Extractive Industries -- Police and Prosecutors Trained to fight violence against women and girls -- IFUW Regional Seminar on Perspectives On Women’s Education for Entrepreneurship in Africa -- Sudanese women work towards a new, gender-responsive constitution
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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 -- Executive Director urges accelerated action to end Female Genital Mutilation ...
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The highlights of this month : UN Women Malawi launches HeForShe campaign and UNiTE Creative Artist Advisory Group -- At African Union Summit, UN Women Executive Director calls for women’s full participation to accelerate peace and sustainable development -- Voices from Addis at the 24th AU Summit -- UN Women Burundi and the Independent National Electoral Commission: Mainstreaming gender throughout the electoral process ...