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Women Count Senegal - UN Women and AFD

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dans le cadre du programme « Women count » (Les femmes comptent), ONU Femmes et l’Agence française de développement (AFD) signeront un accord de financement à hauteur de 1 milliard de francs CFA pour renforcer la qualité, l'accessibilité et l'utilisation de statistiques de genre au Sénégal. En effet, la production de données genrées est indispensable au renforcement de la condition féminine dans le pays, et ainsi à la mise en œuvre des projets pertinents pour développer l’égalité homme-femme.

I am Generation Equality: Martha Clara Nakato, advocate for bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health rights in Uganda

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Most women in rural communities still lack ownership over their bodies and the power to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health needs, partly due to their limited access to essential reproductive health services.

Closing remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In her remarks at the closing of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls upon governments, corporations, organizations and activists to make bold and game-changing commitments to gender equality.

Young academics pledge to be Generation Equality and promote women’s leadership during Women's Month in Burundi

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A student takes the floor during the event organized by UN Women and the Université Lumière in Bujumbura, Burundi, on 26 March 2021 to promote women’s leadership among Burundi’s academic community and beyond. Photo: Odette Kwizera/UN Women Burundi    To mark Women's Month, on 26 March 2021 UN Women, in collaboration with the Université Lumière de Bujumbura, brought together in Bujumbura, Burundi 500 students from different...

Africa brings CSW65 home

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The 65th Commission on the Status of Women, the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, took place 15 to 26 March as an almost entirely virtual session. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders delivered a robust blueprint on strengthening women’s leadership and participation in public life ahead of the Generation Equality Forum kick-off in Mexico (29 - 31 March).

Building back better, with women in the lead

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 draw attention to the ways in which we must live if we are to grow out of this experience stronger, more socially just, gender-equal, more resilient, more cooperative, and with more peace.

Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2021

In her remarks at the opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "It is going to be now in Mexico that we start this work; start an era of catalytic action to accelerate change".

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the closing of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Saturday, March 27, 2021

In her remarks at the closing of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for the resolution of problems that women and girls have faced over generations

Partners of “African Girls Can Code” commit to address the digital gender divide in Africa

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Half of the 3.7 billion people who do not yet have access to internet are women. And while in some parts of the world the digital gender divide has been shrinking in recent years, it is growing in Africa, data shows.

Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: African Women Leaders Network convene for a second forum

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The “Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation” of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) will run from 24 to 26 April at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, under the theme, “Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: From Commitment to Action”.

Strengthening women's livelihoods and resilience to disasters and climate change

Friday, March 19, 2021

UN Women and UNCDF (U N Capital Development Fund ) have just signed a partnership agreement within the framework of the project “Digital solutions for rural women's resilience in the face of disasters” (D4RWRD) , thanks to funding from Innovation Norway - a Norwegian government bodies for innovation and development of business and industry. This agreement will allow UN Women and UNCDF to work with the private sector to determine what digital solutions can facilitate rural women's...

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

Condemn racism and discrimination wherever they occur: act to create racial justice and a gender-equal, inclusive world

Ten African Women leaders we admire

Friday, March 19, 2021

Partly drawn from global website article  https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2021/3/compilation-women-leaders-we-admire  d ate d :  Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Women leaders of today are tenacious and diverse. They are mobilizing the global climate movement, pushing for social protections, addressing the COVID-19 crisis, and dismantling systemic racial discrimination. Across the continent, women leaders improve lives and inspire a better future for all. Yet, equality is...

Ugandan women celebrate International Women’s Day calling for expanded social security and leadership

Thursday, March 18, 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day, on 10 March 2021 representatives of the women’s movement in Uganda held a press conference in Kampala to call on the government to double its efforts to advance the country’s health care system, family planning services, social security system, women’s participation in leadership, family and the economy, and to address violence against women and girls and other barriers that hold women back in the country.

Community leaders rise to protect vulnerable women and girls during Kenyas pandemic

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Implemented by Kenyan grass-roots women-led organization Rural Women Peace Link (RWPL), the project was designed based on a vulnerability survey among the county’s poorest households.

A common voice from Africa at the 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Monday, March 15, 2021

The 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) starts on 16 March 2021 under the theme: “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. African countries have decided, once again, to come up with a common voice to address gender-related issues, in a continent where women represent 50% of the population.

Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the opening of the 65th Commission on the status of Women

Monday, March 15, 2021

In her remarks at the Opening session of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for bold and strong moves to propel us toward gender equality, end the discrimination against women and girls and empower all of us.

Building pathways for ending violence against women and girls at the Africa Gender Equality Conference

Friday, March 12, 2021

Mary Chilima, spouse of Malawi’s Vice President, speaks at a side event on the Spotlight Initiative during the first-ever Annual Africa Gender Equality Conference which marked International Women’s Day in Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: #AGEC2021 Media “As we hear COVID-19 voices, stories and lived experiences of women and girls from across the continent on how the pandemic has effected them, it is my hope that we will all be propelled to action, both individually and...

Burundi commits to advancing women’s leadership in high-level commemoration of International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The President of the Republic of Burundi General Evariste Ndayishimiye called on men not to hesitate to entrust women with the management of family assets because “women are naturally good managers.   On 8 March, Burundi commemorated International Women’s Day under the theme of Women's leadership as a source of inclusive development with a well-attended ceremony in Gitega. Presiding the ceremony alongside his wife, H.E. Angeline Ndayishimiye ,...

This is what leadership looks like: Bernadette Gomina, a pioneering parliamentarian in Central African Republic

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bernadette Gomina is a Member of Parliament for the administrative division of Bayanga, in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR) and one of two women elected in the first round of the 2020–2021 legislative elections in the country. She details the challenges that women leaders face and how the Forum of Women Parliamentarians has helped spark change.

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