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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Friday, July 2, 2021
UN Women Kenya Annual report aims to share the results and lessons learned for 2020.
Friday, July 2, 2021
Women’s leadership and increased participation in decision-making will be a cornerstone to sustain democratic values and enhance crisis management. Bold and ambitious change is needed. The pandemic must not in any way hinder the bold action needed for addressing gender equality and action is needed right now. The pandemic should not be a deterrent for equality and for all types of women’s participation.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
This continental study provides a contextual analysis of the forced displacement of women and girls in Africa based on first hand data from field visits made to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. The analysis provides the key priority considerations for the realisation of durable solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees in Africa and makes recommendations for actions by the AU, Member States and relevant stakeholders within the context of AGA and APSA.
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.
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...
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
An assessment of the gender responsiveness of COVID-19 related prevention, response and recovery measures adopted in Ethiopia, with recommendations on how the gaps and constraints can be alleviated and potential priorities during the recovery phase.
Friday, October 30, 2020
This policy paper highlights the emerging lessons and key priority actions drawn from UN Women–led child marriage programs in Malawi and Zambia that will be instructive to existing and future interventions across Africa. The paper is also timely as it recognizes the need for deliberate actions to ensure that COVID-19 does not reverse the gains made to end child marriages in Africa.
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
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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
VAW is recognized as both a cause and consequence of gender inequality, and is a major obstacle to women and girls’ enjoyment of human rights and their full participation in society and the economy. The findings of the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey show that more than 1 out of 4 (26%) women age 14-59 experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15 in Ethiopia.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
In 2016, the fourth Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) was conducted at the request of the government, in particular the Ministry of Health and was implemented by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA); this 2016 EDHS included a VAW module for the first time in the history of EDHS at the request of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs.
Monday, July 27, 2020
Pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 73/149 on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation, the present report provides information on the prevalence of the practice worldwide and its impact on women and girls, with reference to the most recent data and evidence.
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.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic must be viewed with a gendered lens to protect women and girls and address the increase in VAWG during this pandemic. In Ethiopia, this can be accomplished with accelerated and concerted efforts of the Government and the United Nations, in partnership with other development agencies and national civil society organizations. This Policy brief presents overview of the increased in GBV in Ethiopia and give recommendations on measures to be taken to address the issue.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Enshrined in the principle of "Leave No One Behind," this study report is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country mapping of the manifestations and trends in discrimination against women and girls with disabilities in the ESA region.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Representation of a collection of marriage laws across African Member States developed in 2016 and updated in 2018 to serve as an updated compilation of Member States’ legal frameworks and legislation related to marriage. It was compiled through desk reviews of Member States’ legal frameworks, including: constitutions, civil codes, family laws and other partner documents and publications
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.