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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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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 9, 2019
over 70 student leaders from 30 universities from across Kenya convened to dialogue on their role in ending technology assisted violence against women and girls in Kenya and Africa. UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office organized the Knowledge Seminar in collaboration with the University of Maseno’s Institute of Gender Studies
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.
Monday, May 27, 2019
For Tanzania, the gender gap was substantial: an elimination of the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Tanzania would increase agricultural production by 30 per cent. Closing the gap could raise the country’s gross domestic product by $105 million (T Sh 210 billion) and lift 80,000 people out of poverty each year over a 10-year period. This study differs from its predecessor in that it takes a qualitative rather than quantitative approach to the subject. In its attempt to find underlying causes of the gender gap, the study conducted extensive interviews with 547 women and men in 19 farming villages in rural Tanzania. That is, it moves beyond merely establishing that a gender gap exists in Tanzanian agriculture to explain why it exists and what steps can be taken to reduce and eliminate this gap.
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.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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.