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THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIA

Sunday, May 30, 2021

This brief presents emerging evidence on the role the private sector can play in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nigeria by highlighting the key measures companies can take to move beyond traditional corporate social responsibility to combine profits with gender progress. Realizing the growing need for gender equality is also germane to the survival and development of girls and the building of healthy communities, a healthy society, and a healthy nation. The economic...

FUND DESIGN: BUILDING FOR THE UNDERSERVED AFRICAN MARKET WITH A GENDER LENS

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

UN Women, Findev Canada and the African Fintech Advisory – Lelapa, facilitated in November 2019 a co-creation workshop bringing together investment officers from Development Finance Institutions and female Fund Managers from across Africa, specialized in financing women-led businesses. This report, which presents the results of the workshop, includes perspectives of both constituencies on blockages to make DFI finance flow to women SMEs in the continent, and identifies concrete proposals...

Women in climate resilient agriculture in West and Central Africa: Key results of UN Women’s flagship programme

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This publication shows preliminary results and promising practices to support women’s economic empowerment and strengthen resilience in rural areas by promoting women’s access to land, finance, skills and technology for climate resilience and markets in West and Central Africa.

Report on the UN Women global response to COVID-19

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This global report provides a synthesis of the work of UN Women during 2020 to ensure a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in ending violence against women, economic empowerment, leadership, gender data, and humanitarian contexts.

UN Women Liberia Annual Report 2019

Friday, January 29, 2021

UN Women Liberia Annual Report for 2019 highlights the work that was accomplished by the country office in 2019 and documents success stories achieved by the organisation and its implementing partners. UN Women has worked strategically in Liberia since 2004 and its office in the country is one of the agency’s largest in West Africa. UN Women works closely with the Government of Liberia (GoL) through several line ministries that include the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social...

Women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim: Progress and challenges

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This report explores some key indicators of women’s economic empowerment in labour markets and women’s political participation and economic leadership in the Indian Ocean Rim region through three dimensions: resources, agency, and achievements. It highlights good practices, case studies, and challenges and opportunities for investments and initiatives, and provides key recommendations for Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member States and other stakeholders to realize women’s economic empowerment in the region.

UN Women impact stories series

Monday, October 5, 2020

This series, updated quarterly, illustrates the human impact of UN Women’s work across the world, highlighting the partnerships that make this work possible. These stories share how we and our many partners are striding forward to realize a better world for women and girls

RAPID GENDER ANALYSIS: NORTH EAST NIGERIA

Friday, September 4, 2020

The ongoing crisis in Nigeria's North East region, compounded by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left internally displaced persons even more vulnerable. 54% of the internal displaed population is female. The Rapid Gender Assessment undertaken by UN Women in collaboration with CARE International and Oxfam examines the gender-related impact of COVID-19 on women, men, girls and boys to inform the intervention response for the North-East.

MAPPING AND ASSESSING THE GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS OF PEACE INFRASTRUCTURES IN LIBERIA

Monday, July 27, 2020

The overall objective of the study was to conduct a mapping exercise of existing peace infrastructures in targeted five counties of Liberia and research their gender responsiveness. The research also assessed the mechanisms of coordination and intersection between the Palava Huts and the Peace Huts and other decentralized peace infrastructures, which should inform the implementation of the recommendations put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

TRANSFORMATIVE POLICY SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT WOMEN LED BUSINESSES IN AFRICA IN A POST COVID 19 WORLD

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Amidst COVID-19, Women-led businesses across Africa have significantly been impacted. UN Women, ImpactHer conducted a survey with women SME owners across 30 African countries which revealed that most women-led SMEs are at risk of permanent business shutdown as a result of the pandemic.

PRELIMINARY, ENABLING & ESSENTIAL VARIABLES OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUCCESS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The publication innovates "The Matrix of Her Success", a case study of UN Women's Economic Empowerment successes in Mali. It delineates the supremacy of the personality of the businesswoman, Mme Sirébara over all other factors. the personality is classified as the essential factor, the "Unbeatable desire to succeed, opportunity readiness" which generates "sustainability potentials as both causal & enabling variables of business". Unique testimony to the unique potentials of UN Women flagships deployed within a public-private-partnership.

UN Women Ethiopia: Changing the lives of women and girls

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The publication presents UN Women Ethiopia key results on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE). It highlights thevaluable collaboration with government institutions, development partners, regional organisations, UN Agencies and CSOs as key approach for GEWE’s accomplishments.

UN Women ESARO Evaluation knowledge products series 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

The ten knowledge products provide practical, evidence-based guidance for UN Women staff in various programming areas and organizational priorities such as Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Violence against Women, Women Economic Empowerment, Resource Based Management (RBM), Resource Mobilization, Partnerships, Women in Humanitarian Action among others.

Policy Brief: Gender and Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia-Rapid Assessment

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The brief provides policy recommendations on how agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia may be more gender responsive. it also informs the agricultural mechanization policy currently under development in the country by adding value to the process through introduction of gender responsiveness approach.

Gender and agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia- Rapid Assessment

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The rapid assessment  publication on Gender and Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia  provides   clear recommendations to  inform the agricultural mechanization policy currently under development in the country by adding value to the process through introduction of gender responsiveness approach.  The assessment also aims to strengthen enforcement of the existing agricultural mechanization by evaluating  current practices in gender and mechanization in the...

ASSESSMENT OF THE EXISTING INITIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE CASES

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Even though Liberia has made progresses in guaranteeing equality between men and women through legislation and polices, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is still widely acknowledged to affect women and girls in schools, communities, homes and workplaces.

NATIONAL PEACE HUT WOMEN OF LIBERIA - AN ACCOUNT OF SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UN WOMEN (2009-2018)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Founded in 2004, the National Peace Huts Women of Liberia helped women and former child soldiers to become agents of change in their communities following the country’s civil war. The Peace Huts provide space for women’s voices to be heard on peace-building, security, rule of law, and political and economic issues.

Gender in the framework of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in West and Central Africa

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.

Advocacy brief: Three emergency social protection measures to support women in the informal economy in the COVID-19 crisis

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.

Gender and the COVID-19 national response in Nigeria

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has profound gender implications which are likely to lead to increased inequalities. This brief highlights key areas for the integration of gender priorities and makes recommendations to governments and stakeholders for inclusion in the Nigerian national response plan.

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