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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Sunday, February 28, 2021
The newsletter aims to serve as an information-sharing platform to promote accelerated action for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (GEWE) in Africa. The newsletter features good practices, knowledge, and efforts by the AUC, ECA, and UN Women that help ensure Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Africa is sustained.
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...
Monday, November 9, 2020
This report was produced by UN Women following the global digital consultation on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses (25 May – 5 July 2020), organized on behalf of the Gender Working Group of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. It reflects the views expressed by civil society participants in the consultation, and it was presented to Member States ahead of the 7th UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy revision, 2021.
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
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
This Guide is a useful document which provides direction to the Nigerian Legislature on their role in promoting the inclusion of women in decision-making, and in supporting the UNSCR 1325 agenda.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
This New Generation of the NAP on WPS focuses on five pillars for implementation (1) Prevention, (2) Protection, (3) Participation, (4) Relief and Recovery (5) Coordination and Accountability.
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.
Monday, September 16, 2019
This report presents findings from a nationwide study that was designed to assess the impact of implementing the second generation National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 & 1820 and the Goma Declaration (NAP); establish achievements registered and challenges faced; document best practices and lessons learnt during its implementation. The report makes recommendations that will inform the design of the third generation NAP. CoACT conducted the study across eighteen (18) districts in addition to national level institutions.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Liberia SGBV Brief
Friday, December 1, 2017
This report is one of three publications on the results of an empirical study on women and violent extremism in Kenya
Friday, December 1, 2017
This study seeks to understand how women in Kenya are involved in violent extremism and in efforts to prevent and counter it. It also explores how women are affected by and respond to extremism. The findings show the multifaceted impact of violent extremism on women and their communities. There is also a complex set of dynamics that influence how women become actively involved as perpetrators or, more commonly, as supporters and facilitators of violent extremism. The study shows that more must...
Friday, December 1, 2017
For some time, women were perceived simply as the victims of violent extremism. Evidence from this study provides a more expansive view, which indicates that women play multiple and complex active roles in relation to violent extremism. These roles exist along a spectrum that extends from being the perpetrators of violent acts through to shaping policy aimed at preventing violent extremism.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The African Union Commission Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) on Women, Peace and Security and UN Women jointly launched a handbook on Practicing Gender- Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa. The handbook on Gender Responsive Reporting seeks to promote reporting that accurately portrays women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts – highlighting the whole range of their roles and strengths as well as the impact of conflict in their lives. It also...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
UN Heads of Agencies Visit to a Sanctuary for Women in Adama, Ethiopia
Friday, November 18, 2016
This booklet is a collation of innovations and good practices by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating promising and good practices in operationalizing the gender and resilience agenda within their interventions at Country and/ or Regional level. The initiatives documented are evidence and constitute innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that could be replicated elsewhere and scaled up for impact to increase the resilience for women and girls in Africa. The catalogue has been compiled from submissions from a call for innovations and has also leveraged on existing innovative models documented by various UN agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization- FAO and UN Women. The catalogue calls for a culture of innovative business and/ or programme models and initiatives that guarantee resilience for women while implementing ideas that create transformation in the resilience agenda in the lives of women and girls in Africa.
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Baseline Survey was conducted in Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau States to generate findings on the nature and level of women’s participation in peace building and conflict management processes in the target states; the level of access girls and women affected by violence have to reporting mechanisms and protection services; and the formal and informal mechanisms in place or required for the effective implementation of UNSCR 1325 in the target states. The report on the Baseline Survey analyses data collected during the research process which was carried out by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). The research strategy also adopted participatory methods in addition to the survey method used.
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...