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Repertoire of TSM Laws WCA _FR and EN

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This repertoire compiles a number of Temporary Special Measures (TSMs) laws in West and Central Africa to help staff and partners to use and reflect on the available legal frameworks in the region and explore - through comparing articles and formulations -legal options that may be considered for the adoption of more favorable legal measures fostering greater gender equality in public life including in elected assemblies. View/Download : EN/FR

Opportunities for Youth in Rural Business and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Monday, October 11, 2021

The publication aims to provide information that helps prepare the youth for an inclusive, environment sensitive, and resilient approach to productive livelihoods.

Gender Barriers Analysis in Ethiopia’s National Laws and Policies on Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) Rights and Access to SRMNCAH Services in Humanitarian Settings

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The review indicated that Ethiopia has not only ratified many of the conventions and treaties related to refugees and asylum seekers, but also formalized these laws into its Constitution and in the national Refugee Proclamation. However, a closer analysis of the health sector focusing on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) services to women and girls in the humanitarian settings, the laws, policies, strategies, guidelines, programs, and plans of the sector indicated a clear gap.

The Broken Promise: Benefits derived by women from the 10 percent agricultural budget allocation in seven countries in East and Southern Africa

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The publication aims to serve as an advocacy report on gender issues and contributing to efforts in strengthening regional norms and policies on women and youth’s economic empowerment.

Rapid Assessment of the Situations of Women Migrating from, into and through Niger

Monday, October 4, 2021

This Rapid Assessment, the first of its kind in Niger, aims to highlight the challenges that women may face migrating from, into and through the country. It has been developed based on a desk review of existing literature as well as information received from questionnaires completed by relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations and interviews with UN agencies and other development partners. However, the availability of comprehensive sex-disaggregated data in Niger is limited. As...

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...

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