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Regional Analysis on Trends and Emerging Issues Related to Women with Disabilities in East and Southern Africa Focusing on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The purpose of this study was to develop a variety of texts documenting case studies of good and promising practices in the area of the protection of rights and access to services for women with disabilities in East and Southern Africa (ESA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INVESTIR DANS L’ÉDUCATION PRÉSCOLAIRE UNIVERSELLE AU SENEGAL : EFFETS SUR LA CRÉATION D’EMPLOI ET LES RECETTES FISCALES

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The provision of universal childcare is critical to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to reduce gender inequalities in the labour market. Lack of quality and affordable childcare services is a major obstacle for women to participate in the labour market in Senegal. This brief summarizes findings of a study to quantify investment needs for universal childcare provision in Senegal, as well as employment and fiscal gains associated with such expansion of services. The...

INVESTIR DANS L’ÉDUCATION PRÉSCOLAIRE UNIVERSELLE EN COTE D'IVOIRE : EFFETS SUR LA CRÉATION D’EMPLOI ET LES RECETTES FISCALES

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The provision of universal childcare is critical to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to reduce gender inequalities in the labour market. Lack of quality and affordable childcare services is a major obstacle for women to participate in the labour market in Côte d’Ivoire. This brief summarizes findings of a study to quantify investment needs for universal childcare provision in Senegal, as well as employment and fiscal gains associated with such expansion...

INVESTING IN FREE UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE IN NIGERIA: THE EFFECTS ON JOB CREATION AND FISCAL REVENUE

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The provision of universal childcare is critical to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to reduce gender inequalities in the labour market. Lack of quality and affordable childcare services is a major obstacle for women to participate in the labour market in Nigeria. This brief summarizes findings of a study to quantify investment needs for universal childcare provision in Nigeria, as well as employment and fiscal gains associated with such expansion of services. The...

ADVOCATING FOR UNPAID CARE REFORM IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA : 5 TIPS FOR UN WOMEN COUNTRY OFFICES

Thursday, September 16, 2021

This advocacy brief accompanies country notes presenting the results of studies conducted by UN Women on the fiscal and employment benefits of investing in universal free childcare in Nigeria, Senegal, and Cote D’Ivoire. This brief is meant to provide UN Women country offices with ideas of how to leverage the country notes for policy dialogue and reform at the country level. View/Download : EN

Commitment of the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa (COTLA) towards the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Friday, September 10, 2021

It is a reality that our region carries the highest prevalence of child marriage and female genital mutilation in the world, impacting millions of our girls. These harmful traditional practices have devastating impact including loss of life, risk of disease such as fistula, loss of education and life opportunities, trauma and other psycho-social impacts resulting in deepening poverty and perpetuating a cycle of abuse. This calls on us as traditional and religious leaders to urgently assume our role as protectors of our children. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the prevalence of genderbased violence in our countries and communities.

COVID-19 Gender Assessment (Ethiopia)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ethiopia was reported in March 2020, and the prime minister declared a state of emergency in April 2020. This resulted in the prohibition of interregional public transport and public gatherings, school closures across the country and the introduction of other public health measures to reduce the person-to-person transmission of the virus.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Malawi)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

In Malawi, there have been 9,991 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 275 confirmed deaths. Initially reported predominantly in towns, the cases here have now spread to the community level and efforts are being invested to prevent further spread of the disease.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Mozambique)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The first official case in Mozambique was identified in March 2020. The Government announced a State of Emergency and placed the country on a Level 3 alert at the beginning of April 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (44,600) and reported case fatality ratio of 0.8% have been relatively low for the East and Southern Africa region.

COVID-19 Gender Assessment (Kenya)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

COVID-19 is arguably one of the biggest pandemics to hit the world in recent times. Globally, it has affected the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as governments across the world have focused on implementing containment measures.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Rwanda)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic roll through societies and economies across the globe, women and girls are expected to bear the heaviest impact.

Young Women’s Participation in Politics & Decision-Making in African Union Member States

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The working paper and accompanying policy brief provide an analysis of the progress and gaps across the continent in promoting young women’s role in decision-making and political processes across Africa. The paper further proposes recommendations for consideration by AU and AU Member States including for gender-responsive COVID 19 response and recovery plans that guarantee the participation and integration of the voices of young women.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (Uganda)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Uganda reported its first case of COVID-19 on 21 March 2020. While Uganda’s tightly controlled response helped stem the spread of the virus, it also resulted in significant damage to the economy with especially dire consequences for women already living in poverty and those without formal jobs. Uganda has been a net recipient of migrants and refugees for some time.

COVID-19 Rapid Gender Assessment (South Africa)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

This report summarizes the findings of a Computer Assisted Telephonic Interview (CATI) rapid gender assessment (RGA) survey measuring the effects of COVID-19 on women and men in South Africa. The study was commissioned by UN Women and UNFPA to investigate the effects of COVID-19 and its associated movement restrictions on the socio-economic conditions of women and men, identify appropriate program interventions, and select advocacy messages that can be used to improve their well-being.

UN WOMEN West and Central Africa 2020 Annual Report

Monday, August 23, 2021

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...

Zanzibar's SDGs Gender Indicators

Saturday, August 21, 2021

This publication highlights findings from the Zanzibar SDGs Gender Indicators Study in the form of infographics. The infographics showcase findings from each of the sectors covered in the report namely: Poverty and Hunger, Health, Decent Work, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Key Messages and the COVID-19 Context, and Recommendations.

Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment (GEWE) and HIV in Africa: The impact of intersecting issues and key continental priorities

Friday, August 20, 2021

This study and brief aim at providing insights on how gender and other intersecting inequalities impact the risk and vulnerability to HIV for women and girls in Africa. Secondly, the review aims to provide key recommendations to the AU and partners on integrating gender equality, women’s empowerment and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights into the existing AU architecture, through strategic, planning, budgeting and implementing processes to address the gender-related barriers and...

Making Migration Safe for Women Program

Friday, July 30, 2021

This two-pager provides an overview of the Making Migration Safe for Women (MMS) program in Niger. The overarching goal of the program is to ensuring that migration is safe for women migrating from, into and through Niger and that international norms and standards for protecting and promoting migrant women’s rights are strengthened. The program will support the Nigerien government in strengthening its migration policies, laws and services to ensure they are gender-responsive, as well as...

Assessment of the Utilization of Dialogue and Mediation in the Response to the Farmer–Herder Conflict in Plateau and Kaduna States and the Role of Women in the Process.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Studies have been carried out to investigate the historical, security, political economy, environmental and humanitarian dimensions of the farmer–herder conflict, but very little attention has been paid to women’s participation in formal and informal mediation processes in the protracted conflict between farmers and herders. It is against this backdrop that this assessment seeks to fill this gap by providing on-the-ground evidence from Kaduna and Plateau States. Broadly speaking,...

Women’s Mediation Capacity in Nigeria: An Analytical Report onthe Gaps and Opportunitiesn the Process.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In Nigeria, women remain drastically underrepresented in peace processes. This is not entirely due to lack of capacity, but also due to lack of power and access as patriarchy plays a key role in excluding women from formal and informal peace processes. The report is a situational analysis of the participation of women as mediators in conflict resolution in Nigeria. It presents an in-depth understanding of the gaps and challenges of women mediators in the specific context of each of the six...

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