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On 8 July, UN Women launched a new project entitled "Promoting the socio-economic recovery and resilience of internally displaced and repatriated women and girls in Northern Mozambique", in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique in partnership with the Northern Integrated Development Agency (ADIN) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
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WE, the women of Sudan from women’s organisation, civil society, the private sector, gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 July 2024, on the occasion of the Sudan Women’s Peace Dialogue, convened by the African Union Commission through the Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, under the leadership of the AU High Level Panel on Sudan,
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PRESS RELEASE UNHCR and UN Women sign partnership agreement in CAR – 08 July 2024
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As Kenya strives for gender equality, women's participation in political leadership remains a critical focal point. Women face unique challenges in the political arena, necessitating tailored approaches to enhance their opportunities and ensure protection from discrimination.
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In Kenya, the participation of women in political and decision-making processes has seen gradual progress, yet significant challenges remain. Despite constituting half of the population, as per the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, women's representation in political and leadership roles is disproportionately low.
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Ngoakoana Seleka, founder of catering and beverages manufacturing business Thabosilkahu Empire, is one of the participants of the EnterprenHER Phase II.
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Convened by the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Peace Commission, and supported by the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country office (SAMCO) through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), the YWfL movement was founded in 2019 to empower South African women and girls in the face of discrimination and hardship, structural drivers of vulnerability to HIV and gender-based violence (GBV). Together, members confront the challenges and threats they encounter in their day-to-day lives—including unemployment, HIV infection, and GBV. We sat down to speak with the initiator of this project, Jacqueline Utamuriza-Nzisabira, Regional HIV/AIDS Specialist for UN Women East and Southern Africa and the manager of the YWfL project.
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At a regional meeting held in Dar es Salaam, women leaders from the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) and gender equality stakeholders called for actionable steps to increase financing for gender equality across the Sub-Saharan African region, emphasizing the need for policies and practices that promote accountability, inclusivity, and sustainable economic development for everyone.
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In celebration of the International Day for Women in Diplomacy, Tanzania hosted an intergenerational dialogue in Dar es Salaam to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among women leaders of all ages. Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation (MoFAEAC) and UN Women, the event brought together over 100 seasoned diplomats, emerging leaders, and youth activists to discuss the vital role of women in diplomacy and international relations
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On May 29, the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare (MGCSW) in collaboration with the Ministry of Peace Building and UN Women launched the South Sudan Women’s Charter in Juba. This landmark event was followed by a dissemination conference on May 30-31. The Charter aims to enable women and girls to engage meaningfully with the Reconstituted National Constitutional Review Commission (R-NCRC) and influence the Permanent Constitution-making process. Moreover, it will be a great tool for advocating for a gender-responsive electoral process and equal representation in political parties.
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Gerald Kathumba is a fisherman and a   HeForShe change agent challenging harmful gender norms in southern Malawi. Created by UN Women, the HeforShe movement is mobilizing men and boys, like Gerald, to take action for a gender- equal Malawi. Here is a Tale of Transformation in his own words.
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Listening to Thandolwami Zwelinjani (who prefers to be called Thando) and her peers sing and dance jubilantly, no one would guess the life-threatening challenges they’ve had to overcome. They are from Nomzamo Township in Strand, Cape Town, South Africa, and through the Young Women for Life Movement, they have found ways to break free of the cycle of poverty and violence.
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When award-winning Botswana entrepreneur Gaone Mabalane was faced with the reality of unemployment she turned her love for children and education into a successful business that provides quality education for her students and secure employment for her staff members.
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Busisiwe Sithebe started Buska Foods amid personal adversity but thrived through mentorship and resilience. Facing equipment shortages and pandemic setbacks, she joined the Mentoring & Coaching of Women Entrepreneurs programme in 2023, which enabled her to secure partnerships with major retailers land grow her business. This experience ignited her commitment to empowering women in agro-processing.
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 Significant strides have been made in evidence-based monitoring and reporting of country priorities and commitments to gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) and SDGs in Uganda. The country has tripled the number of gender specific SDG indicators with available data to 32 out of 54 as highlighted in the 3rd Voluntary National Review (VNR) Report 2024.: (Link to report )
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Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) with the support of UN Women and other partners recently hosted a Data User-Producer Symposium. A Symposium, which is conducted once every five years, provides a vital platform for discussing the latest statistical developments and trends. Attended by users and producers of statistics, research and training institutions, and development partners, the symposium aims to modernize the National Statistical System (NSS) using technology and alternative data sources. 
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Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development in Zimbabwe Hon Monica Mutsvangwa launched the National Gender and Climate Change Task Force in Harare. This initiative was announced during the inaugural gender and climate change symposium facilitated by the Ministry of Women Affairs with support of UN Women.
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Zimbabwe officially launched its National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, aligning with UN Resolution 1325. The journey begun in October 2000 when the United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 1325. This resolution, along with nine others, forms the backbone of the UN’s programme on women, peace, and security, advocating for gender equality and women’s inclusion in political processes. The launch took place in Harare on May 3rd, 2024.
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The civil war in Sudan has exacted a heavy toll, claimed nearly 16,000 lives, and displaced over 8.6 million people as of April 2024. The conflict has left 25 million individuals in urgent need of assistance, with severe hunger affecting 18 million. Approximately 53% of the internally displaced are women and girls. Despite having lost livelihoods and family members, Sudanese women have become the backbone of society.
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Veronica Konga, a 23-year-old single mother of two in Adjumani district, Uganda, knows the sting of hardship. Forced to abandon her education at a young age due to lack of school fees, Veronica got married at the age of 20. For three years she endured an abusive marriage until she gathered courage to move away. With no education nor means of livelihood, her life revolved around subsistence farming on distant land where she had to walk on foot for an hour to access the farm. But, in 2023, a glimmer of hope arrived through an unexpected source: a project designed to benefit both refugees and host communities.