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The impact of COVID-19 on women: Lucie Gbakoyoro, Ivorian female entrepreneur

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lucie Gbakayoro, 61, works in agribusiness in Côte d'Ivoire. She runs a small cassava processing company and is also president of the Amougnan cooperative in the Guémon region (west of Côte d'Ivoire), which brings together around a hundred members, mostly women. She tells UN Women about the impact of Covid-19 on her business and her life.

Women Candidates Reinforce Technical Capacity Before Elections

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Ministry of Women, Family and Children, in collaboration with the Director General of Decentralization, with the support of UN Women, organized a meeting with women candidates in municipal and regional elections, as a prelude to the electoral campaign related to the local elections of 13 October 2018. The objective of the meeting was to offer a platform for consultation with women candidates, to reinforce their technical capacities in the conduct of an electoral campaign and to collect the...

Cote d’Ivoire launches its chapter of the African Women Leaders Network

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cote d'Ivoire becomes the second country to launch the African Women Leaders Network to galvanize a movement of women leaders to play an important role in Africa's transformation, through the Africa Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Powering up women’s income in the Ivory Coast through climate-smart shea butter production

Monday, December 11, 2017

"I was at the lowest of lows, at the very bottom, when I found this UN Women programme,"says 60-year-old Blah Pauline Ninhouet, from Korhogo, a region in the northern part of Cote d'Ivoire. Ninhouet is referring to a climate-smart agricultural programme launched by UN Women earlier this year, in partnership with the Ministry of Family, Child Protection and Solidarity. The programme, funded by the Government of Japan, is empowering rural women in the shea butter production sector.

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”,...

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, visited Cote d’Ivoire

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

During the 16 days, hundreds of events will bolster efforts to end a pandemic that impacts one in three women worldwide. In Cote d’Ivoire, the 16 Days has been marked with the launch of the HeForShe global solidarity movement in the country.

Ambassador of Japan visits Côte d’Ivoire for project evaluation

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The northern regions of Côte d’Ivoire hosted a high-level field mission of the Ambassador of Japan in Côte d’Ivoire, accompanied by a delegate from the UN Women Country Office, the Minister of Woman, Child Protection, and Solidarity, the Ministry of Defence, and representatives of the NGO Caritas on June 22 nd to June 25 th 2017. After three months since the closure of the one-year Japan funded project: Anticipating and preventing women and young girls vulnerability to...

Avec l’ONU FEMMES, l’espoir est permis…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Les Institutions de Formation et d’Education Féminine (IFEF) sont des structures para- scolaires ou des offres alternatives d’éducation initiées pour assurer à la population féminine analphabètes ou déscolarisée une formation et un encadrement spécifique susceptible de faire d’elle de véritables agents de développement. Elles sont gérées par le Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme de la Famille et de la Protection de l’enfant (MPFFPE) et ont pour objectif principal la formation et l’éducation la population féminine afin d’assurer son intégration et sa pleine participation au développement économique et social du pays. Dans le cadre du projet « Anticiper et prévenir la vulnérabilité des femmes et des jeunes filles face à l’instabilité et à la violence » initié par ONU Femmes Côte d’Ivoire et financé par le gouvernement du Japon, un accompagnement des auditrices des IFEF est en cours. Il s’agit pour ONU Femmes de renforcer les capacités de ces auditrices, de les équiper en les aidant à avoir accès à de meilleures opportunités économiques.

Côte d’Ivoire launches its Civil Society Advisory Group

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Following the call of the Global Civil Society Advisory Group working under the leadership of UN Women Executive Director, Côte d’Ivoire launched in 2015 the process to establish its first Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG), composer of 10 members representing various social groups of the population and civil society.

Women and girls against instability and violence: project launching ceremony in Senufo country

Thursday, June 30, 2016

It’s with the sound of balafons that the high-level delegation coming from Abidjan to Korhogo was greeted Sunday, June 12th for the launch of the project for the prevention of women and girls vulnerability against instability and violence.

Command Post Exercise – CPX Africa UNiTE II for African Security Organs to end Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rwanda hosted from 17 to 19 August 2015 an all Africa security organs Command Post exercise (CPX) themed: “African Security Organs’ Synergy to End Violence against Women and Girls”. This was organized by Rwanda security organs and the ONE UN Rwanda, under the auspices of the Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) Secretariat custodianship and the current KICD chair; following a decision made during the 4th KICD Annual General Meeting to conduct an exercise play to enhance capacities of Africa security organs in dealing with violence against women and girls.

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