This executive brief is a synthesis of key findings and recommendations from a multi country analytical study by UN Women on child marriage in Africa covering ten countries selected due to their comparatively higher prevalence of child marriage in the continent and globally. More
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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...
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
UN Women East and Southern Africa continues to STEP IT UP for gender equality on a daily basis to give voice to women and girls who are still challenged with the violence, injustice, unequal opportunities and prejudices because of their gender.
Monday, June 1, 2015
UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of May
Friday, May 1, 2015
UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional newsletter of April
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The highlights of this month : Women need to play a substantive role in Extractive Industries -- Police and Prosecutors Trained to fight violence against women and girls -- IFUW Regional Seminar on Perspectives On Women’s Education for Entrepreneurship in Africa -- Sudanese women work towards a new, gender-responsive constitution
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The highlights of this month : UN Women Executive Director calls for an end to harmful cultural practices against women and girls -- Male African leaders join the HeForShe campaign -- Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the East African Model United Nations sign up as HeForShe Champions -- Executive Director urges accelerated action to end Female Genital Mutilation ...
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The highlights of this month : UN Women Malawi launches HeForShe campaign and UNiTE Creative Artist Advisory Group -- At African Union Summit, UN Women Executive Director calls for women’s full participation to accelerate peace and sustainable development -- Voices from Addis at the 24th AU Summit -- UN Women Burundi and the Independent National Electoral Commission: Mainstreaming gender throughout the electoral process ...