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GREEN JOBS FOR WOMEN IN AFRICA

Monday, November 29, 2021

The transition to a green economy will create many new jobs around the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa. But will women share-in these new jobs, and will the economic transformation help them move into higher-paid, more stable jobs that require more education and skills? The short answer is “yes” – provided countries adopt strong policies and programmes to make it happen. The green economy transition is attracting attention in policy circles but its potential gender...

Opportunities for Youth in Rural Business and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Monday, October 11, 2021

The publication aims to provide information that helps prepare the youth for an inclusive, environment sensitive, and resilient approach to productive livelihoods.

The Broken Promise: Benefits derived by women from the 10 percent agricultural budget allocation in seven countries in East and Southern Africa

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The publication aims to serve as an advocacy report on gender issues and contributing to efforts in strengthening regional norms and policies on women and youth’s economic empowerment.

UN WOMEN West and Central Africa 2020 Annual Report

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...

Zanzibar's SDGs Gender Indicators

Saturday, August 21, 2021

This publication highlights findings from the Zanzibar SDGs Gender Indicators Study in the form of infographics. The infographics showcase findings from each of the sectors covered in the report namely: Poverty and Hunger, Health, Decent Work, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Key Messages and the COVID-19 Context, and Recommendations.

Women's Land Rights and Tenure Security in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The UN Women Tanzania study involved desk review, key informant interviews with the government and CSOs, an analysis of the literature of relevant laws and policies on customary practices as well as a review of land governance and land administration practices in Tanzania was done in August 2017. The study also highlights recommendations to advance women's land rights and tenure security in the context of SDGs.

9 Advocacy Messages To Make The African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Work For Women

Friday, July 2, 2021

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) an opportunity for growth and prosperity in Africa. However, because of pre-existing inequalities in African economies, the agreement’s benefits will not be distributed equally along gender lines. As the AfCFTA Secretariat is starting to draft a Women in Trade Protocol, it is important that women across the continent participate actively in the process to voice their views, interests, and needs. This advocacy brief highlights 9 important...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stepping Up for Gender Equality- UN Women East and Southern Africa 2016 Annual Report

Thursday, November 30, 2017

UN Women East and Southern Africa continues to STEP IT UP for gender equality on a daily basis to give voice to women and girls who are still challenged with the violence, injustice, unequal opportunities and prejudices because of their gender.

The cost of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

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...

Walk the Talk : Gender Equality in the African Union - Special Edition 1 June 2015

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.

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