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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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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...
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The overall objective of the study was to conduct a mapping exercise of existing peace infrastructures in targeted five counties of Liberia and research their gender responsiveness. The research also assessed the mechanisms of coordination and intersection between the Palava Huts and the Peace Huts and other decentralized peace infrastructures, which should inform the implementation of the recommendations put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
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The purpose of this note is to make proposals which constitute avenues for reflection which will allow the various actors to proactively adopt approaches sensitive to gender and conflict and making it possible to combine the fight against COVID-19 and the fight for peace.
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This brief highlights 8 keys interventions to be considered in West and Central Africa by all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis. It also considers the economic impact of the pandemic and itsimplications for violence against women and girls in the long-term.
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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.
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This note will help UN Women Country Offices in West and Central Africa, Governments and Development Partners to identify key gender impacts of the crisis to be considered when conducting socio-economic impact assessments of COVID19, in order to develop policy and programmatic actions to mitigate those impacts and to set the foundations of a recovery effort which takes into account women and girls’ needs.
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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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This New Generation of the NAP on WPS focuses on five pillars for implementation (1) Prevention, (2) Protection, (3) Participation, (4) Relief and Recovery (5) Coordination and Accountability.
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Even though Liberia has made progresses in guaranteeing equality between men and women through legislation and polices, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is still widely acknowledged to affect women and girls in schools, communities, homes and workplaces.
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Founded in 2004, the National Peace Huts Women of Liberia helped women and former child soldiers to become agents of change in their communities following the country’s civil war. The Peace Huts provide space for women’s voices to be heard on peace-building, security, rule of law, and political and economic issues.
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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 : 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 month• Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director• UN Women Launches Guide For Gender-Responsive HIV and AIDS Programming in the Extractive Industry• Commonwealth meeting recommends having more women in top positions• A Women’s Investment Fund - New Faces New Voices in Rwanda• UN Women and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) join the world in marking the World Environment Day• …
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UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of May
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UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April
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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.