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The UN Women WCARO annual report aims to share information about the regional office's activities on women empowerment and gender equality in 2020. The said year has been a particularly difficult year around the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. In West and Central Africa (WCA), women and girls were particularly vulnerable to the crisis. To counter these burdens and build medium and long- term recovery measures, the UN Women WCA Regional Office successfully provided multi-faceted assistance...
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This publication shows preliminary results and promising practices to support women’s economic empowerment and strengthen resilience in rural areas by promoting women’s access to land, finance, skills and technology for climate resilience and markets in West and Central Africa.
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Women’s empowerment and gender equality represent long-standing global challenges on which significant progress has been made over the past few decades, albeit slowly and sporadically; however, this progress continues to be undermined by institutionalized unequal gender power relations based on social norms and practices. In the light of the current state of the world, where systemic oppression, ongoing conflicts, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics...
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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.
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Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change. This linkage is tacit in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment (Goal 5) and women’s and men’s equal access to secure energy services (Goal 7) are central to building more environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient societies (Goals 13 and 15) (UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI, 2015).
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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.
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The highlights of this issue : Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016 - IWD commemorations in Botswana: A birthstone for UN Women’s office in Gaborone - UN Women in Ethiopia Commemorates International Women’s Day with Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs - Kenya National Action Plan (KNAP) for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 launched on International Women’s Day - Mozambique Celebrates International Women’s Day - International Women’s Day Celebration in Ethiopia - Zimbabwe steps out to step up for gender equality - Launch of the 13th edition of the Women First 5km Run of Ethiopia.
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The highlights of this issue : UN Women and Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ring the Bell for GenderEquality - Empowered Woman Transforms Lives in Rural Ethiopia - Women Situation Room observes peaceful elections in Uganda - UN Women hosts Women in Energy side event at the 2016 Africa Energy Indaba - UN Women hosts a breakfast meeting on Women, Peace and security at the High Level Ministerial Partnership Forum on Somali - Burundi improves the lives of women and communities by fighting against sexual and gender-based violence...
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The highlights of this issue : Breaking the Glass Ceiling - The Government of Japan supports Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in South Sudan - Ethiopia commemorates the International Human Rights Day and marks the close of the 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence ...
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The highlights of this issue : UN Women ESARO Hosts the First Joint Regional Peer Review Group Meeting Lives of women entrepreneurs in pottery cooperative in Addis Ababa improved Sudan launches the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Women Entrepreneurs in Rwanda Call for Improved Access to Financing and Training Opportunities UN Women SAMCO and Edgars UNiTE to Orange the World ACTIL & UN Women ESARO hold a Regional Training for Building Gender Respon-sive National...
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The highlights of this issue : -Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Launched in Uganda at a Women Leadership Conference -Kenyatta University Leads in Becoming the First HeForShe Academia Champion -UN @ 70 Commemorations in Malawi – 30 October, 2015 -A child miner’s story—Guinea Bissau -The Launch of Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in Blantyre, Malawi -HeForShe - Think Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness) Engagement
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The highlights of this issue : -Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractives Industries: Building On Good Practices -Gulf African Bank and Tribe Hotel Take a Stand for Gender Equality by Signing Up to the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPS) -A Safe Space to Dream and Hope -UN Women Embarks Heforshe University Impact pilot plan in Uganda -UN Women MCO and Coca Cola Team up to celebrate Small Business Owners during the I Business Journey Yami Event -UN Women And ACTIL Embark...
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The highlights of this issue : Youth in Uganda Join UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls HeForShe Launched in Mpumalanga at the South African Bishops’ Conference Mentoring and Empowering Programme for Young Women (MEMPROW) - South African division launches in Johannesburg Celebrating Africa’s Advancement on Gender Equality at the Nairobi +30 Women’s Conference UN Women Uganda Embarks on Strategy to boost Women’s participation in 2016...
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This year’s edition focuses on “The gender agenda in West and Central Africa target 2015: Progress on the horizon?” It showcases the developments in the advancement of gender equality from across West and Central Africa. Our latest magazine features a rich portfolio of 97 articles presenting UN Women key actions and results in our region.