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I am Generation Equality: Asmau Naphatiti Aliyu, Nigeria Guides Association

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Since her early primary school days, Asmau was a brilliant girl performing well both in her academics and social life. She had a strong passion for community work which led her to joining the Girl Guides Association of Nigeria- a platform that would enable her to give back to both her school and community.

Press release: UN Women presents ‘A Force for Change’, an art exhibition and auction featuring work by 26 Black women artists, benefitting Black women

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

UN Women will host the first all-Black, all-women global selling exhibition and auction titled “A Force for Change”, with proceeds benefiting Black women across the world and the participating artists. The exhibition will be open to the public in New York City from 27 to 31 July 2021, with an online auction hosted on Artsy from 16 to 30 July 2021, closing at 2pm EDT.

Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality: UN Women Rwanda unveils the Youth potential ahead of Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Rwanda emphasizes the importance of women’s full and effective participation in the ICT and STEM during its fifth Gender Café on the 17th of June.

UN Women and partners work to enhance women’s political participation in Ethiopia

Monday, July 12, 2021

In Ethiopia, women face multiple barriers to participate in politics. Despite actions taken to improve women’s political participation at the national and regional levels, there is a need to strengthen women’s capacity to effectively compete with men in this male-dominated political landscape.

Nigerian Senate President pledges support for Gender and Equally Opportunities Bill

Friday, July 9, 2021

UN Women Nigeria together with the technical working committee reviewing the Gender and Equally Opportunities Bill on Thursday June 3, 2021, embarked on a high-level advocacy visit to Nigerian Senate President, His Excellency Ahmed Lawan at the Senate Building, National Assembly Complex in Abuja to seek his support as a co-sponsor of the bill pending passage at the National Assembly.

UN Deputy Secretary General lauds women’s efforts in Nigeria: When women claim a space they must never give it up

Friday, July 9, 2021

Several gender equality and women empowerment advocates have made some notable gains through drawing awareness on the importance of women in leadership and, supporting the passage of other frameworks such as the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill and the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition (VAPP) Act. It is against this backdrop that UN Women in Nigeria supported a high-level breakfast meeting to discuss the importance of having a consensus among women in the National Assembly...

Gender Audit Report on Assessment of Protection Services and Shelter in Nigeria unveiled

Thursday, July 8, 2021

As part of the intervention “Preventing forced migration and trafficking of women and girls in Nigeria: Build resilience, promote sustainable development”, CLEEN Foundation with support from the Government of Italy and UN Women undertook a Gender Audit Report on the Assessment of Protection Services and Shelters in Edo and Lagos States, Nigeria.

I wanted to just go back home’ human trafficking survivor and activist

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Fatima is from a poverty-stricken family residing in a small community in Benin, Edo state, Nigeria. When a once in a lifetime chance came for her to work in Italy, she grabbed it with both hands- anything to give her family a better life.

UN Women, UNFPA joint programme supporting women and girls in Tanzania to keep their dreams alive

Monday, July 5, 2021

At just 19 years of age, Lightness Joseph envisions a generation of socially and economically empowered women driving sunflower oil processing companies, horticulture storage and packaging enterprises, and cashew and honey centres.

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

Friday, July 2, 2021

In her remarks at the closing ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "I have seen the world jump together and shake the world of patriarchy. It has not all collapsed, but it is in bad shape, and I think that we can only get better from here."

Press release: Generation Equality Forum concludes in Paris with announcement of revolutionary commitments and Global Acceleration Plan to advance gender equality by 2026

Friday, July 2, 2021

The Generation Equality Forum Paris concluded today with the announcement of bold gender equality commitments and launch of a global 5-year action journey to accelerate gender equality by 2026. The Forum’s bold, action-oriented agenda will be under-written by nearly USD 40 billion of confirmed investments as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, philanthropy, civil society, youth organizations and the private sector.

Generation Equality: Take Five with His Excellency, Jules-Armand Aniambossou, Ambassador of France to Uganda

Friday, July 2, 2021

As Heads of State, leaders and activists join the Generation Equality Forum to take bold action to accelerate gender equality and address the consequences of COVID-19 for women and girls, UN Women Uganda spoke to His Excellency, Jules-Armand Aniambossou, the Ambassador of France to Uganda. The Generation Equality Forum in Paris is a landmark moment to accelerate progress on gender equality. Convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France, in partnership with youth and...

High-level launch-‘Status of Women’s Rights in Refugee and Internal Displacement Settings in AFRICA: The Context of AGA and APSA’

Friday, July 2, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest record number of internally displaced women and girls, accounting for 8.2 million or 40 per cent of the global figure. Over 18 million refugees have been driven out from Sudan, Central Africa Republic, Somalia, Burundi among others due to conflict.

From Where I Stand: “You feel like you’re up against an entire community, just to tell a story”

Thursday, July 1, 2021

I’ve been detained without cause – just for doing an interview outside a police station. We were reporting on human rights abuses against a civilian, who was detained for several days without due process.

UN Women Connects Regional Feminist Movements to Discuss Generation Equality Commitments

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Representatives of Feminist Movements from East and Southern Africa region recently converged virtually to discuss strategies for the enhancement of their gender equality programmes under the UN Women global campaign, Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future.

Women, Peace and Security agenda takes centre stage in Benue State, Nigeria

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Benue State made history as the 14th State in Nigeria to launch its State Action Plan (SAP) in line with Nigeria’s efforts to domesticate its National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security- that seeks to include women’s active participation in peace processes, conflict prevention and early warning and decision-making processes at all levels.

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Opening Ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In her remarks at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Generation Equality is about change. It is about moving from making promises to telling us what you are going to do in order for the situation of women to change."

Press release: Heads of State, leaders and activists take bold action to accelerate gender equality and address the consequences of COVID-19 for women and girls

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Generation Equality Forum to drive major policy reforms and generate over USD 40 billion in new investments

I am Generation Equality: Doris Innocent, Lawyer and Women’s rights advocate

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Young people should become ambassadors of gender equality. If they actively drive the process of gender equality and equity, we will see positive social change in all spheres of life.

Generation Equality: The youth must be at the forefront of the battle against GBV and harmful practices

Monday, June 28, 2021

There are so many forms of gender-based violence, and so much to do to prevent it; to educate, and to stand next to survivors on the way to recovery and empowerment.

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