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FUND DESIGN: BUILDING FOR THE UNDERSERVED AFRICAN MARKET WITH A GENDER LENS

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

UN Women, Findev Canada and the African Fintech Advisory – Lelapa, facilitated in November 2019 a co-creation workshop bringing together investment officers from Development Finance Institutions and female Fund Managers from across Africa, specialized in financing women-led businesses. This report, which presents the results of the workshop, includes perspectives of both constituencies on blockages to make DFI finance flow to women SMEs in the continent, and identifies concrete proposals...

Enquete Rapide sur les Effets de la Covid 19

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cette enquête est le fruit de la collaboration entre ONU-Femmes, le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme (HCDH) et l’UNICEF. L’enquête a bénéficié du financement de l’Union Européenne à travers le HCDH et de ONU Femmes à travers le projet Women Count Sénégal. Women Count est le programme mondial de statistiques genre d’ONU Femmes, visant à améliorer radicalement...

Women in climate resilient agriculture in West and Central Africa: Key results of UN Women’s flagship programme

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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.

Women in politics: 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The IPU–UN Women “Women in politics: 2021” map presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2021. The data shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State or Heads of Government, as well as for the global share of women ministers.

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment by AU, UNECA and UN Women

Sunday, February 28, 2021

The newsletter aims to serve as an information-sharing platform to promote accelerated action for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (GEWE) in Africa. The newsletter features good practices, knowledge, and efforts by the AUC, ECA, and UN Women that help ensure Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Africa is sustained.

Report on the UN Women global response to COVID-19

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This global report provides a synthesis of the work of UN Women during 2020 to ensure a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in ending violence against women, economic empowerment, leadership, gender data, and humanitarian contexts.

UN Women West and Central Africa 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Monday, February 1, 2021

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...

UN Women Liberia Annual Report 2019

Friday, January 29, 2021

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...

Gender Based Violence in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The policy paper assesses the state of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Informed by evidence from the five African Union (AU) regions, it outlines some of the initiatives implemented in AU Member States. The paper also proposes recommendations towards multi-sectoral response and recovery efforts that address GBV as well as the related needs of women and girls in Africa.

Women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim: Progress and challenges

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This report explores some key indicators of women’s economic empowerment in labour markets and women’s political participation and economic leadership in the Indian Ocean Rim region through three dimensions: resources, agency, and achievements. It highlights good practices, case studies, and challenges and opportunities for investments and initiatives, and provides key recommendations for Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member States and other stakeholders to realize women’s economic empowerment in the region.

UN Women Cameroon Country Office Newsletter Q3 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

We are happy to share with you the Q3 2020 UN Women Cameroon Country Office  Newsletter. UN Women Cameroon Country Office  pursued the implementation of its COVID-19 Response Plan tailored to reach the most left behind women and girls to alleviate the pandemic consequences and to build resilience around the C19 sanitary value chain. Projects have been implemented to foster women economic empowerment, with sister agencies support UNICEF and UNDP . Support have been provided to...

Call for Application for Women Leaders to become a member of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Ethiopia Chapter

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The publication is a brochure containing a call for application for women leaders to become members of the AWLN Ethiopia Chapter. It includes brief background of the AWLN and the Ethiopia chapter in particular. It also lists the criteria for application and the application procedures. The publication is prepared in both Amharic and English languages.

UN Women in Ethiopia Supports Electoral Cycles to be Gender Sensitive

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The brief aims to inform on the contents, context and approach used in the training workshop as well as UN Women’s continuous support to increase equal and effective participation of women in leadership in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Synthesis Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The analytical report and policy brief are based on an analysis of country reports and other relevant documents and offers a snapshot of regional trends in terms of the achievements and challenges in the 12 critical areas of concern of the Beijing Platform for Action (BDPfA) besides making some critical recommendations for future action.

Global digital consultation: Voices and perspectives of civil society on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses – Outcome report

Monday, November 9, 2020

This report was produced by UN Women following the global digital consultation on the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and counterterrorism responses (25 May – 5 July 2020), organized on behalf of the Gender Working Group of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. It reflects the views expressed by civil society participants in the consultation, and it was presented to Member States ahead of the 7th UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy revision, 2021.

Joint Newsletter by AU, UNECA and UN Women on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Saturday, October 31, 2020

he newsletter aims to serve as an information-sharing platform to promote accelerated action for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (GEWE) in Africa. Among its contents, the newsletter features good practices, knowledge and efforts by the AUC, ECA and UN Women that help ensure GEWE in Africa is sustained.

Realizing the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage: Emerging lessons from child marriage programming in Malawi and Zambia

Friday, October 30, 2020

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.

The Nigerian Legislature's Role in Advancing Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This Guide is a useful document which provides direction to the Nigerian Legislature on their role in promoting the inclusion of women in decision-making, and in supporting the UNSCR 1325 agenda.

RAPID GENDER ANALYSIS: NORTH EAST NIGERIA

Friday, September 4, 2020

The ongoing crisis in Nigeria's North East region, compounded by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left internally displaced persons even more vulnerable. 54% of the internal displaed population is female. The Rapid Gender Assessment undertaken by UN Women in collaboration with CARE International and Oxfam examines the gender-related impact of COVID-19 on women, men, girls and boys to inform the intervention response for the North-East.

Mapping and Analysis of the Laws of The Gambia From a Gender Perspective: Towards Reversing Discrimination in Law

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In 2019, the Government of The Gambia initiated a a mapping and analysis of its national laws from a gender perspective. The process formed a critical component of its democratic and transitional justice and legislative reforms.  The analysis reviews the 1997 Constitution, statutes and corresponding legislative and legal instruments in the form of regulations, orders, guidelines, directives as well as case law.  The review was guided primarily by the Convention on the...

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