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As COVID-19 spreads in Africa, informal workers are hard-pressed to comply with social distancing or confinement measures, as they need to work to provide for their basic needs. Here are three things that UN Women country offices can advocate for to ensure that women working in the informal economy do not fall through the cracks in the current crisis.
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In sub-Saharan Africa women comprise a large proportion of the agricultural labor force, yet they are consistently found to be less productive than male farmers. The gender gap in agricultural productivity-measured by the value of agricultural produce per unit of cultivated land-ranges from 4-25%, depending on the country and the crop.1 UN Women, the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, and the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative jointly produced a report to quantify the cost of the gender gap and the potential gains from closing that gap in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda.
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The highlights of this issue : Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls in Kenya - Launching Courts and Tribunals audiences on SGBV cases - Ms. Ban Soon-Taek visits Menagesha Pottery Cooperative in Ethiopia - UN Women SAMCO Business Skills Training Programme Awarded Bridge Funding for 2016 - The Embassy of Sweden and UN Women sign 3-year agreement to support gen-der equality and women’s empowerment in Uganda - ”No Development without Women’s Rights” – UN Women at the January 2016 Africa Union Summit....
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The highlights of this issue : - UN Women Regional Director for West and Central Africa ends high level visit to Cameroon - CAFE GENRE : Contribution des hommes et des garçons à la promotion de l’égalité de genre et l’autonomisation des femmes - Gender sensitive budgeting: cameroonian women leaders poised to re-dynamize monitoring, advocacy actions ...
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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.