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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Saturday, January 25, 2020
UN Women regional office for East and Southern Africa has collected a number of good practices that are replicable and are feasible within the framework of engagement with traditional leaders and cultural authorities to end harmful practices against women and girls. These are just but a few selected examples of how these stakeholders have contributed to the efforts towards ending child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices against women and girls in Africa.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
The publication indicates key results of the UN Women Ethiopia country office on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE). It highlights the consistent collaboration with government institutions, development partners, UN Agencies and CSOs as the main approach for GEWE’s accomplishments.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The objective of the Guidance Note is to help all gender equality actors and advocates document good practices so that others may learn from these experiences and adopt similar approaches. The Guidance Note targets all gender equality and women’s empowerment advocates and actors who have successfully implemented interventions to accelerate gains for women and girls not only in Africa but across the world. These are interventions that have proven successful and thereby have the potential...
Monday, May 8, 2017
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
UN Heads of Agencies Visit to a Sanctuary for Women in Adama, Ethiopia
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women met with 33 inspirational young African leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The dialogue focused on young women’s leadership and economic empowerment and rights, particularly young women’s entrepreneurship.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
To fulfill its mandate, UN Women considers a Think Tank as one of the most important constituencies providing a dynamic source for ideas, policy perspectives, partnerships and support for the organization.
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, July 11, 2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, UN Member States agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which recognizes the transformative power of women and girls. Our work around the world contributes to turning the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals into reality. Working with our diverse partners, we deliver results, from advancing norms and standards, to expanding women’s leadership and participation, bolstering women’s economic...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Swaziland: The Southern African Development Community-Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) Vice President, Hon Joseph Njobvuyalema, Secretary General, Dr. Esau Chiviya and several National Parliament Speakers within the SADC region signed up as HeForShe champions for Gender Equality on 2nd June 2016 at the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel in Ezwulini, Swaziland.
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.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya: The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), His Excellency Amb. (Eng) Mahboub M. Maalim and UN Women’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Diana Ofwona signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations on 14 June 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
In 2015 Timeless Conference focused on “HEALING HEELS” … transforming mindsets, attitudes and destroying limiting belief patterns to move into a limitless thought pattern with a positive mindset and attitude for optimization of potential and resources for women.
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...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
In 2015, UN Women published this consolidated report on the links between violence and maternal health in francophone Africa and Haiti, along with its partners, joint beneficiaries of the French Muskoka Fund, WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF. Indeed, far too many women and children are faced with the risk of maternal mortality due to early marriage and pregnancies, female genital mutilation, physical, sexual, moral, economic and legal violence, as well as poor governance.
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
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The highlights of this issue : The opening Session of the Commission - Priority theme-Key messages - Agreed Conclusions of CSW 60 on the priority theme - Family and gender equality - The role of the UN System & UN Women - Challenges and concerns - The review theme–The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls - Commission’s new resolution on “Women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS”. Looking forward & planning ahead Acknowledgements
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The highlights of this issue : Summary of Critical Interventions Needed: An Agenda For Action for Governments and Partners - Inspiring Agricultural Change: Sharefair on Rural Women's Technologies - Transforming Into a Green Sustainable Village With the Help of Women's Technologies - Remove the Time Burdens of Women Farmers for a More Productive, Improved Lifestyle - Both Women and Men to be Considered in Scaling up the Use of Agricultural Innovations - Close the National Policy Gap First to Narrow the Gender Technology Gap - Food and Nutrition Security Sarts With Agricultural production for Women - She Who Learns, Teaches: Using Social Networks for Technology Adoption - What Do We Still Need to Learn About Technology Adoption by Women Family Farmers, as Highlighted in the ESA Sharefair?
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget.