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MAPPING AND ASSESSING THE GENDER-RESPONSIVENESS OF PEACE INFRASTRUCTURES IN LIBERIA

Monday, July 27, 2020

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).

Gender and Aid Effectiveness Manual

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The gender and aid effectiveness manual is a component of the Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Programme of UN Women in partnership with MoF and Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MoWCY). The programme aims to ensure equitable distribution of international financing to address gender inequality and empowerment of women as part of the efforts to ensure gender responsive national planning and budgeting system. The objectives of this Manual are to contribute...

TRANSFORMATIVE POLICY SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT WOMEN LED BUSINESSES IN AFRICA IN A POST COVID 19 WORLD

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Amidst COVID-19, Women-led businesses across Africa have significantly been impacted. UN Women, ImpactHer conducted a survey with women SME owners across 30 African countries which revealed that most women-led SMEs are at risk of permanent business shutdown as a result of the pandemic.

Brief Gender Responsive Prevention and Management of COVID-19 in WCAR

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) has now spread to all the 25 countries in West and Central Africa (WCA). This rapid evolution of COVID-19 in Africa is deeply worrisome. The coronavirus is a threat to the world and to all countries of our region, many of whom just recovered from the Ebola pandemic (such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Liberia). The region was already fragilized by conflict, violent extremism, and a very alarming humanitarian situation. The pandemic risks to be graver in refugee camps and IDPs camps in conflict or post-conflict areas.

PRELIMINARY, ENABLING & ESSENTIAL VARIABLES OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUCCESS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The publication innovates "The Matrix of Her Success", a case study of UN Women's Economic Empowerment successes in Mali. It delineates the supremacy of the personality of the businesswoman, Mme Sirébara over all other factors. the personality is classified as the essential factor, the "Unbeatable desire to succeed, opportunity readiness" which generates "sustainability potentials as both causal & enabling variables of business". Unique testimony to the unique potentials of UN Women flagships deployed within a public-private-partnership.

UN Women Ethiopia: Changing the lives of women and girls

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.

UN Women ESARO Evaluation knowledge products series 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

The ten knowledge products provide practical, evidence-based guidance for UN Women staff in various programming areas and organizational priorities such as Women’s Leadership and Political Participation, Violence against Women, Women Economic Empowerment, Resource Based Management (RBM), Resource Mobilization, Partnerships, Women in Humanitarian Action among others.

Policy Brief: Gender and Agricultural Mechanization in Ethiopia-Rapid Assessment

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The brief provides policy recommendations on how agricultural mechanization in Ethiopia may be more gender responsive. it also informs the agricultural mechanization policy currently under development in the country by adding value to the process through introduction of gender responsiveness approach.

POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Ethiopia

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.

Guidance Note for conducting Qualitative Research during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The guidelines focus on qualitative research methods with specific reference to gender related research and the adjustments that will be needed if qualitative research methods are used to collect data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines for conducting Qualitative Research during COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The guidance notes are a shortened version of the Guidelines for conducting Qualitative Rsearch durign COVID-19. The guidance notes focus on qualitative research methods with specific reference to gender related research and the adjustments that will be needed if qualitative research methods are used to collect data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASSESSMENT OF THE EXISTING INITIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE CASES

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.

THE WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.

NATIONAL PEACE HUT WOMEN OF LIBERIA - AN ACCOUNT OF SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UN WOMEN (2009-2018)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.

LIBERIA'S SECOND PHASE OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE IN REFUGEE AND IDP CAMPS

Monday, May 11, 2020

The already dire economic status of many of the displaced will become even more precarious with attention of the donors to COVID-19 prevention and health management needs. The visible absence of women in camp management structures will deepen the marginalization of women’s needs and their influence in decision making.

WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION FOR COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an additional threat to the right to life and health as it continuously depicts the vulnerability of systems/structures whilst testing the resilience of society. Against this landscape, we are further challenged to tackle the health as well as the socio-economic impact of this pandemic.

MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN WATER AND SANITATION IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Washing hands and maintaining good hygiene is central to preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19, but not community has readily available soap and water. Often households in high density population areas, such as informal settlements and overcrowded camps, are reliant on water trucking which comes at a cost.

WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

Like other regions in the world, COVID 19 pandemic is spreading rapidly in the in East and Southern Africa Region. Although the cases might seem low compared to other regions in the world such as Europe, America and Asia, the pandemic is in its early onset and the figures are changing rapidly and on a daily basis. This means that an action oriented approach is needed to ensure that the needs or women are addressed as it pertains to their socio-economic well-being.

WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY ON COVID - 19 RESPONSE

Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 can act as a driver of conflict and inflame social instability, fuel distrust and misinformation and amplify pre existing inequalities from high protection risks, limited access to social protection programmes including emergency response plans, human rights violations, increase in transnational and organized crime, trafficking of women, access to health services and increased domestic violence, including sexual extortion, exploitation and abuse.

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