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UN Deputy Secretary General tasks African Women on Peace Building

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ms Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General charged Nigerian women to ensure active contribution in the peacebuilding process, transformation and stability of Nigeria. Ms. Mohammed made the call in Abuja via a video message during the inauguration of the steering committee of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), Nigeria Chapter, on 2 May 2019 at Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja Nigeria.

Improving women’s access to formal and informal judicial systems to End Gender Based Violence in North East Nigeria

Monday, April 15, 2019

“Life in the camps can be challenging, especially when you do not know when the Non-State Armed group (NSAG) will strike next”. These are the words of Rabbi Mamman, a 42-year-old mother of five, who lives in Bade in Yobe State, North East Nigeria.” I have children and am constantly worried about them”.

From where I stand: I fled my home, now I want to build a business

Monday, February 18, 2019

Bawa Gana Abba Kaw is a 42-year-old internally displaced person who fled her home in 2015 Bawa Gana Abba Kaw is a 42-year-old internally displaced person who fled her home in 2015 because of the actions of Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) in  North East Nigeria. Gana is among the 300 women trained on Improved Parboiling Technology (IPT) with UN Women support.  One Monday evening, at around 4pm in 2015,  everybody in our community was running away because NSAGs were coming...

Improving livelihoods of women in North East Nigeria

Monday, February 18, 2019

Starter kit for IPT The excitement in the room could be felt miles away, as 300 women gathered in Maiduguri to receive Improved Parboiling Technology (IPT) kits to enhance the quality and quantity of rice that is been locally produced by women. Bintu Bani, 40, an internally displaced woman who now  lives in Old Maiduguri with her 10 children, left her home Dikwa four years ago due to the Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) insurgency. She is among those who have benefitted from a...

Nigerian Women Leaders call for more involvement of women to promote peaceful elections

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Women Leaders in Nigeria converged in Abuja this week to call for greater involvement of women to promote peaceful elections, as the country prepares for General Elections on 16 February 2018.

Yobe State urges men and boys to stand for gender equality

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

On 12 December 2018, the Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam led the state launch of the HeForShe campaign in Damaturu and pledged to step up for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in Yobe state.

Traditional and Cultural Leaders in West and Central Africa commit to End Child Marriage and FGM/C

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Dialogue was part of an initiative undertaken by UN Women to galvanise and amplify the efforts and strategies carried out by Traditional and Cultural Leaders and Institutions to end child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices in Africa by 2030.

Advancing gender equality and improving protection for women and children in conflict

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Women, peace and security programme launched in April 2014 and implemented by UN women in partnership with the Federal, target state ministries of women affairs and social development, United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau State held its final engagement with Stakeholders and Government representatives to mark the end of the program in Abuja on 17 th September 2018. Participants, Representatives of the Media, Non-Governmental...

UN Women and European Union in Nigeria advocate for the inclusion of more women in politics ahead of 2019 elections

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Female aspirants from different political parties in Nigeria converged at a breakfast meeting in Abuja organized by UN Women and the European Union Delegation to Nigeria on 09 August 2018, to strategize on how to enhance support for women in politics, prior to the upcoming political party primaries and General Elections in 2019. Participants at the Breakfast Meeting Photo: UN Women In his opening remarks, the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation, Mr. Richard Young, noted that the...

Protection through Empowerment of Women and Girls of North East Nigeria

Friday, June 8, 2018

Stakeholders comprised of Government of Nigeria, UN agencies, development partners, civil society organizations and representatives from the project target states. Photo/ UN Women Abuja, Nigeria, 8 June 2018 :  The Federal Government of Nigeria, the Government of Japan and UN Women collaborated to launch on 07 June 2017, a project which seeks to protect, empower and build resilience of women and girls in Borno and Yobe States of Nigeria. The aim of the project is to facilitate...

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,...

ECOWAS Commission accredits UN Women Country Representative in Nigeria

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

(Abuja, 11 September)—UN Women Nigeria Country Representative, Comfort Lamptey, was on 11 September 2017 accredited as UN Women’s Representative to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Ms. Lamptey’s credentials were received by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, at a brief ceremony at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. She was accompanied by Njeri Karuru, UN Women Programme Manager for Peace and Security and Aijaz Qureshi, UN...

Tired of communal conflicts in northern Nigeria, women-led peace networks take action

Monday, September 11, 2017

Members of the Angwan Rogo peace network with Hadiza Adam (center). Photo: UN Women/Ladi Eguche   “We need peace. We are tired of conflicts. So many innocent people have died and we have...

Women and girls heartened to establish sustainable social and economic re-integration interventions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A  joint high-level meeting with the UN and African Union delegation was led by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, with the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Ms. Bineta Diop, held a meeting with women leaders and...

High level mission to Nigeria calls for women’s participation and leadership in Peace, Security and Development

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, joined by the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, and the African Union (AU) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Ms Bineta Diop, arrived in Abuja, Nigeria this week for a joint high-level mission themed: ‘Revitalising Women’s...

Nigerian Minister calls for leaders to support efforts in breaking the glass ceiling for women

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nigerian Minister calls for leaders to support efforts in breaking the glass ceiling for women

Nigeria's acting president. H.E Yemi Osinbajo, launches the HeForShe advocacy campaign

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nigeria's acting president. H.E Yemi Osinbajo, launches the HeForShe advocacy campaign

UN Women calls for “Every man, Every individual wherever they are” to join the cause for Gender Equality during Inaugural Launch of the “HeForShe” in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development launched the HeForShe global solidarity campaign in Abuja, Nigeria on 23 May 2017, with  the support of UN Women. and with funding from the Government of Japan and the European Union. The event took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, and was officiated by Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Approximately 500  guests were in attendance, including dignitaries and government officials,...

UN Women and development partners in Nigeria make a case for women in the work place

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UN Women and development partners in Nigeria make a case for women in the work place

UN Women and MasterCard launch the Identity Registration Project for Women in Nigeria

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UN Women in partnership with MasterCard, the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC), and Zamani Foundation, on the 9th of November, 2016, officially launched the commencement of Biometric Electronic Identity (eID) registration of 500,000 women in Nigeria under the UN Women-MasterCard project. The launch which was held in Kaduna State was chaired by the representative of the Governor of Kaduna State on behalf of the Government of Nigeria. 5,000 women will be registered during the first phase of 10 days starting from the 9th of November, 2016. At the launch of the pilot project in Kaduna, the UN Women Representative, Ms. Adjaratou Ndiaye, described the campaign as a critical phase to help women who sometimes were among the most vulnerable enjoy their rights

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