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Technologies for Rural Women in Africa

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The highlights of this issue : Summary of Critical Interventions Needed: An Agenda For Action for Governments and Partners - Inspiring Agricultural Change: Sharefair on Rural Women's Technologies - Transforming Into a Green Sustainable Village With the Help of Women's Technologies - Remove the Time Burdens of Women Farmers for a More Productive, Improved Lifestyle - Both Women and Men to be Considered in Scaling up the Use of Agricultural Innovations - Close the National Policy Gap First to Narrow the Gender Technology Gap - Food and Nutrition Security Sarts With Agricultural production for Women - She Who Learns, Teaches: Using Social Networks for Technology Adoption - What Do We Still Need to Learn About Technology Adoption by Women Family Farmers, as Highlighted in the ESA Sharefair?

Economic Empowerment of Women

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Addressing gender equality and the empowerment of women, as well as increasing attention to economic and social development strategies are globally recognized as critical aspects of sustainable development and are among the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations for 2030.

Guide for Gender-Responsive Budgeting Facilitators: A Pratical Approach

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget.

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of March 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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.

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of February 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

The highlights of this issue : UN Women and Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ring the Bell for Gender Equality - 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...

HeForShe pinning Male HoA UNCT Ethiopia of March 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we reach out to you following a highly successful launch of the HeForShe campaign in Ethiopia and subsequent months of strong commitment pledged to the Campaign. The December launch at Capital Hotel was a beautiful event where men and women came together to boldly declare that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Since the launch an increasing number of men have signed up for the Campaign, recognizing that we must all be equal partners to create a gender equal world...

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of January 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

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....

UN Women Cameroon newsletter of December - January 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Cameroon Minister of Women’s empower-ment and the family Marié Theres Abena On-doua has called on the family, educational, religious and private institutions in Cameroon to double efforts in the crusade to end violence against women and girls. She also called on men and boys to join the bandwagon to fight against gender based violence. The Minister was speaking November 25, 2015 during the official ceremony to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls and the launch of the 16 Days of activism against Gender based violence campaign.

Empowering women for sustainable energy solutions to address climate change

Monday, March 14, 2016

This working paper is a joint production of UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme–United Nations Environment Programme Pover ty- Environment Initiative (UNDP-UNEP PEI) Africa. The collaboration was led by UN Women, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) under the overall guidance and leadership of Christine Musisi.

Women and sustainable development goals

Monday, March 14, 2016

On 25 September On 25 September2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as the agreed framework for international development. It is the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, unlike the MDGs, the 2030 Agenda presents a much wider scope by deliberately and more fully incorporating economic and environmental sustainability, as well as the aspiration of many countries for peaceful and inclusive societies.

UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office Evaluation Knowledge Products

Monday, March 7, 2016

Within UN Women, we think it is crucial that our programmes are evidence-based and build upon lessons learned from previous interventions. Part of this process involves utilizing the lessons and recommendations from the evaluations we conduct. So, in 2015 the Evaluation Unit of UN Women Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office developed a database on lessons and recommendations from 19 evaluations conducted in the ESA region during 2009 – 2015.

Catalogue of Exhibitors at the Innovative Market Place on Women's Socio-Economic Empowerment in Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016

UN Women in collaboration with Timeless Conference organized a Market Place at the Timeless Conference 2016. This booklet is a collation of case studies, good practices and innovations by diverse organizations/ agencies demonstrating good practices in operationalizing normative framework on Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment. The initiatives documented form part of the Market Place at the Timeless Conference and are innovative and cutting edge examples of interventions/ programmes that...

UN Women Ethiopia changing the lives of women and girls

Sunday, February 28, 2016

As we start re-energized in the year of 2016, UN Women Ethiopia took some time to reflect on some milestones and successes achieved in 2015. 2015 saw the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, the finalization of the 2nd Ethiopia Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII) as well as the new United Nations Development Framework (UNDAF) for Ethiopia. All these had a strong commitment on gender equality and...

Voice from Addis - January 2016 - Issue 1

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Issue 1: Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) - CSO Segment, Gender Pre-­‐Summit, 17 – 18 January 2016

Voice from Addis - January 2016 - Issue 2

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Voice from Addis issue 2: 8th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on 2016 African Year of Human Rights, with particular Focus on the Rights of Women 19-20 January 2016

Voice from Addis - January 2016 - Issue 3

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Issue 3: Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on CSW 60th Session on the Theme “Women’s Empowerment and its Link to Sustainable Development, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 January 2016

Menstrual Hygiene Management in the Regions of Kye-Ossi and Bamoung, Cameroon

Monday, January 18, 2016

The highlights oh this issue : The Result of the Study - Recommendations - Critical Elements for the Fulfilment of Women and Girls Human Rights* during Menstruation

The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation

Monday, January 18, 2016

The highlights oh this issue : African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene - AfricaSan 4 - Male and Female Leaders speak up for MHM in Africa - Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene - New Cameroon Survey Results released - Joint Programme MHM Training Workshop in Niger (12-18 June 2015)

Report on the Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) – in collaboration with key partners – held the first ever Regional Sharefair on Gender Equality in the Extractive Industries from 13–15 October 2015 at the United Nations Complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Focusing on the overarching theme of Building on Good Practices, the three-day Sharefair (which can be viewed online at http://africa.unwomen. org/en/news-and-events/stories/2016/01/...

Zimbabwe Joint Programme for Gender Equality (JPGE) Newsletter - October 2015

Thursday, January 7, 2016

In this issue: Annual Survey of Women’s Empowerment in Zimbabwe highlights persistent challenges Can Gender Lessons From Mauritius be Applied to Zimbabwe? During AU Empowerment of Women Year, Ministers Urge for More Dedicated Resources Gender Equality Advocacy Strategy Developed

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