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With the support of the Government of Japan, UN Women is working with Don Bosco in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement through a livelihood project: Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response (LEAP): Promoting the Empowerment of Women and Girls within the Humanitarian- Development Nexus in Kenya. The project has been supporting 206 women from refugee and host community, who work at Kalobeyei Handicraft Cooperative.
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Gabon officially launched the HeForShe global solidarity movement spearheaded by UN Women to further engage men and boys as agents of change in advancing women’s rights and strengthening positive masculinity throughout the country and across communities.
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On June 14 2022, UN Women Rwanda, in collaboration with its partners Action pour le Developpement du Peuple (ADEPE) and Nyaruguru district, officially inaugurated three Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs) in three sectors of Munini, Kibeho and Mata in Nyaruguru district.
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UN Women in Zimbabwe on June 14 partnered UNICEF to launch an anti-child marriages and women empowerment campaign in commemoration of the Day of the African Child.
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In sub-Saharan Africa, women are at the centre of economic production as they constitute almost half of the agricultural labour force and, therefore, excluding them means cutting the labour force in half. Lower rates of agricultural productivity for female cultivators relative to male has been observed in East and Southern Africa.
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The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Asa Regner, is set to visit Liberia on her first official visit to the country from 26 to 29 June 2022.
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UN Women, in collaboration with Care Ethiopia and Amhara Bureau of Women, Children and Social Affairs, has launched the ‘Community Dialogues on Gender Equality and Women’s Participation in Leadership and Decision-Making in Amhara Regional State’ project to challenge and change the negative perception of the community towards women’s participation in leadership and decision-making positions.
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UN Women in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Skills, Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA) and Action Aid Ethiopia, have established the National Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum(NWEEF). The Forum was launched on 29th April 2022 in Adama town of the Oromia region.
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UN Women Liberia and Orange Foundation Liberia are in a strategic alliance to adopt innovative approaches for the enhancement of gender equality, particularly around the Buy from Women Initiative and the Women’s Digital Center in Bong County.
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Rural women residing in Maryland County, in Liberia are gradually being allowed to form part of discussions around land issues, property inheritance, and participate in decision-making at the household and community levels.
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This work is supported by UN Women under the “Enhancing the Livelihood for Vulnerable Young Women” project to empower teen mothers, sex workers and vulnerable women. The project is funded by the Government of Switzerland and implemented in Kicukiro and Muhanga districts of Rwanda.
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Beatrice Cheptoo, is a mother of three from Umande ward in Laikipia. She is one of 20 members of the Ogilgel women’s group that has received training on climate smart agriculture to develop new techniques including constructing chicken brooders and vertical gardens.
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Forty-five-year-old Jebbeh Sambola is the Chairperson of the Bo Waterside Peace Hut in Grand Cape Mount County, in north-western Liberia. Bo Waterside is one of many Peace Huts supported by UN Women to enhance women’s participation in peacebuilding and to empower them economically.
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Legal and psychosocial aid provided in Kenya's Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement is helping survivors of sexual and gender-based violence obtain justice.
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The Resident District Commissioner for Terego District, Ms. Ajilong B. Modestar has hailed UN Women in Uganda and the Norwegian Embassy in Kampala for partnering to empower women and girls in refugee settings.
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Cecilia Pita Wani’s work and advocacy relate closely to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 on gender equality, and SDG 3 on good health and well-being. She is actively engaged in UN Women’s Programme on Women’s Empowerment in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health rights in humanitarian settings in the Horn of Africa Region (POWER), which is supported by the Austrian Development Agency. The programme focuses on removing the barriers that prevent women, adolescents, and girls from accessing their rights to and seeking services for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
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Amoriku POWER club is one of many POWER clubs established in refugee settlements and host communities in the West Nile region of Uganda. To date, 480 women and girls have become members of a POWER club where they learn about women, children and adolescent health and gain entrepreneurial skills. The initiative is part of UN Women’s Programme on Women’s Empowerment in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health rights in humanitarian settings in the Horn of Africa Region (POWER), which is supported by the Austrian Development Agency. The programme focuses on removing the barriers that prevent women, adolescents, and girls from accessing their rights to and seeking services for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
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Ariet Ojulu is the Head of the Women, Children, and Youth Affairs Office in Itang Woreda, Ethiopia. Her work and advocacy relate closely to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 on gender equality, and SDG 3 on good health and well-being. She is actively engaged in UN Women’s Programme on Women’s Empowerment in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health rights in humanitarian settings in the Horn of Africa Region (POWER), which is supported by the Austrian Development Agency. The programme focuses on removing the barriers that prevent women, adolescents, and girls from accessing their rights to and seeking services for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
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With the support of the Austrian Development Agency, UN Women is implementing the Programme on Women’s Empowerment in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health rights in humanitarian settings in the Horn of Africa Region (POWER), which focuses on removing the barriers that prevent women, adolescents and girls from accessing their rights to and seeking services for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
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I am proud to have learned a lot about sexual and reproductive health and rights by attending training. For example, I now know about family planning and therefore I no longer worry about getting pregnant. I pass on the knowledge I gained in my community, including the importance of utilizing health services. I also support mother-to-mother groups, and we work together to fight for our rights. Because of the awareness created in the community, more mothers are giving birth in health centers instead of at home.