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Through roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan, UN Women Sudan empowers young women to learn skills in alliance-building and participation in political processes.
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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with support from the Swedish government, is implementing the "Promoting Second Chance Education" Programme in Uganda for vulnerable and marginalized adolescent girls and young women.
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Grace Umugaba is a 27-year-old mother of two who lives in the southern province of Rwanda in Muhanga district. At barely 15 years old, Grace became pregnant. Forced to abandon school, while she was a child, Grace had to look after her newborn.
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Just a few years before she was elected as a Member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives (ZHoR), Zawadi Amour Nassor didn’t have political aspirations, but life had bigger plans for her. Today, she represents the Konde constituency of Northern Pemba, where the Representative seat had previously only been held by men.
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This story is an example of the far-reaching impact of community networks, such as village saving and loans associations (VSLAs) established within safe spaces in Zambezia Province of Mozambique, wherein knowledge and experienced are transmitted from community role models to young adolescent girls to further their economic empowerment as a factor of enhanced sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
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Meet 38-year-old Decontee Kollie, the only female driver in the UN Women Liberia office. For Ms. Kollie, working in the male-dominated field of driving makes her happy, because there is nothing that a man can do that she cannot do. Her background and upbringing has a bearing on the person she has become today.
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On 20 July 2022, Liberia lost one of the renowned peace building champions in the country, Anne Nushan, 64, who died at a local hospital after a long illness. Many people from the United Nations, civil society organisations and women’s groups among others, were saddened by the news of the passing on of Ms. Nushan, who was affectionately known as ‘Ma Annie’ who served as the national Chairperson of the Peace Huts of Liberia.
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Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality.
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Through an interactive dialogue, the breakfast meeting was an opportunity to reflect on the role of the media, CSOs and other influencers in shaping and transforming negative social norms and stereotypes which exacerbate gender inequality, tolerate gender-based violence and impede effective enjoyment by women of their human rights agreed to in national policies and laws. 
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As part of ensuring the quality of communication, effectiveness and efficiency in programme management throughout the implementation of the country’s Strategic Note 2019-2023, UN Women Rwanda organized a consultative meeting with Implementing Partners (IPs) and Responsible Parties (RPs) on 29 July 2022.
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New UN Women Country Representative Paulina Chiwangu formally assumed duty Wednesday after presenting her credentials to Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon General Jeje Odongo.
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Honorable Rose Obinga is a politician from Uganda and a newcomer to the legislature. During the just completed 2021 Uganda general elections, she was chosen to serve as a woman member representing Terego district. Rose had worked as social worker and government official, and her desire to join the Ugandan parliament was pushed by the struggles that the women in her region experienced and how they overcame them.
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Training of Community, Traditional and Religious Leaders to enhance community engagement and response to gender norms and harmful practices in Chongoene, Gaza
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The UN Women’s ESA Regional Director, Dr. Maxime Houinato visited Ethiopia from 11-15 July 2022 with the aim of providing strategic guidance to the Ethiopia Country Office, the Liaison Office and development partners on UN Women’s regional priorities and engagements.
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A nationwide rollout of training on sexual and gender-based violence has recently concluded across Kenya to better equip law enforcement officials prevent and mitigate sexual violence during the country’s 2022 General Election.
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A five-day Women’s Movement Building Training was convened by UN Women in Entebbe, Uganda 18th -22nd July 2022. This workshop, supported by UN Women through the EU-UN Global Spotlight Initiative, aimed at strengthening the work of Pillar 6 partners and the existing women’s movement in Uganda.
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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from the Spotlight Initiative convened from 6 to 7 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the “Spotlight CSOs Knowledge Sharing Forum” to share stories, lessons learned and promising practices in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) in Africa. Five of the CSOs who were selected to showcase their promising practices in areas of EVAWG, took a centre stage in the two-day Forum.  
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The UN Women Zimbabwe country office welcomed Dr. Maxime Houinato, Regional Director East and Southern Africa Regional Office, for a visit between 4th and 7th July 2022. The mission aimed to advise and strategically position UN Women Zimbabwe in line with the office’s objectives to support the women’s movement strategies to reinvigorate resource mobilization approaches based on current partnerships and the specific context of the country.
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UN Women Kenya and the Government of Kenya, through the State Department for Gender, have published a study of the country’s fiscal stimulus packages and policy interventions that were implemented during the initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cally Silberbauer is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who enjoys spending a lot of time outside and going on adventures, whether it’s on her bicycle or running. She is riding her bicycle from Cape Town to Mt. Kilimanjaro then attempting to set the female fastest known time cycling up the mountain. Through her ride, Cally is supporting the The Saartjie Baartman Centre which provides a safe haven for women and children that have been abused. There is 24/7 security at the gate for peace of mind. It is a place for survivors to finally have a chance at finding independence and ultimately, freedom.