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Malawi Adopts Climate Smart Groundnut Farming to Increase Productivity and Market

Saturday, October 17, 2020

UN Women through the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) with funding from Standard Bank Group is implementing the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project in Mchinji and Mzimba Districts to increase productivity and provide access to the market through climate-smart agriculture technologies.

The Role of Rural Women in South Sudan to Economic Recovery in the face of Covid-19

Friday, October 16, 2020

Everywhere in South Sudan, Covid-19 has become a new song, challenging not only the health system but also threatening livelihoods of the already vulnerable populations. The people of South Sudan endured six years of a terrible war, which killed more than 300,000 people and leftover 1.5 million internally displaced, most of who live in overcrowded places like the United Nations Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites across the country.

Expert's Take: Women Empowerment Principles Contribute to Economic Empowerment

Friday, October 16, 2020

The UN Women Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) seeks to identify best practices by elaborating the gender dimension of corporate responsibility, the UN Global Compact, and the role of businesses in sustainable development.

Women Cooperatives Boost Agriculture and Savings in Rural Ethiopia

Friday, October 16, 2020

In most parts of the Dodola district, 300 kilometres South of Ethiopia’s capital in Addis Ababa, slow-moving oxen plough open stretches of farmland. In one field, a red tractor is seen speedily tilling women’s cooperative owned farmland ahead of the rainy season.

Why Nutrition is Key to Women Economic Empowerment in Burundi

Thursday, October 15, 2020

In Burundi, just like many low-income countries in Arica, women play an important role in food production and nutrition within the household but on the other hand women and children are the most vulnerable groups when it comes to malnutrition. Hence there is a need to empower women and combat malnutrition.

Vulnerable to risks, Vital to recovery: the reason why FAO and UN Women are investing in rural women to achieve sustainable development in Africa

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The social and economic toll of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects on rural economies across Africa. It is affecting rural women’s productive, reproductive and income-generating capacities because it tends to reduce their economic opportunities and access to nutritious foods while at the same time increasing their workloads and escalating gender-based violence.

Somalia : Promoting Women in Legal Profession and Judiciary

Thursday, October 15, 2020

UN Women partnered with the Ministry of Justice to organize a 3-day training for women lawyers in Puntland on 16, 17 and 18 September 2020 which brought together 40 women lawyers from the Puntland women lawyers association and representatives from Women associations in Puntland.

Journalistes, musiciens et médecins engagés pour une communication visant le changement de comportement en faveur de la masculinité positive, soutenant l’égalité de genre au Burundi

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Avec l’appui d’ONU Femmes Burundi, l’Association Burundaise des Radio Diffuseurs, en consortium avec l’Association des Femmes Médecins du Burundi et l’Amicale des Musiciens du Burundi, a réuni journalistes, musiciens et médecins pour une session de formation organisée en vue de les habiliter à élaborer et valider des messages sur la communication pour le changement de comportement en faveur de la masculinité positive, soutenant l’égalité de genre.

In The Words of ... Shamira Mshangama : “We need to level the playfield to increase young women’s leadership and participation in politics”

Monday, October 5, 2020

Shamira Mshangama, 26, is the Founder and Executive Director of Mwanamke na Uongozi, Tanzania, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Dar es Salaam. It empowers and inspires girls and women in both rural and urban areas to participate in leadership and decision-making positions in all spheres of life.

From Where I Stand, Natogola Nana Mnzava: Opinions of women and girls with disabilities must be considered in individual, family and collective decisions

Monday, October 5, 2020

There are many barriers to the leadership of young women with disabilities in Tanzania and Africa as whole. In many countries, this is more visible in the political and governance sphere and male-dominated sectors such as science and technology.

New Joint UN Women and UNFPA partnership to empower women smallholders in Singida and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania

Thursday, October 1, 2020

UN Women and UNFPA have launched a US$ 5 million Joint Programme “Realizing Gender Equality through Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls” with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

From Where I stand, Meymuna Ahmed: "During COVID-19, schools in Wajir have closed, presenting an increased risk of children being violated"

Monday, September 28, 2020

Meymuna Ahmed, 34, works in her home county of Wajir, North-East Kenya. Graduating in Nutrition and Public Health in 2009, she immediately applied her skills to assist her community, working on humanitarian programmes related to drought. For the past six years, she has been empowering women and girls in her community.

Menstrual hygiene during pandemics: access to dignified menstruation in COVID-19 quarantine facilities in Kenya

Monday, September 28, 2020

For women around the globe, access to safe and dignified menstruation is a fundamental need. However, during pandemics like the current COVID-19, access is limited, and it is even worse in quarantine facilities leaving women and girls struggling with both the pandemic and the challenges of access to this commodity. The pandemic has shone a light on the challenges including menstruation that women and girls face in the quarantine facilities.

UN Women to hold a policy dialogue to assess progress on gender equality and women's empowerment

Monday, September 14, 2020

UN Women is conducting a 2-day virtual Policy Dialogue on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment through Women's Full and Effective Participation in Decision-Making at National and Local Government Levels and the Elimination of Violence in Electoral Processes.

Women take a lead to fight GBV during COVID-19 in Tanzania

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A community-based network of women in Mufindi, has teamed-up with UN Women in Tanzania, Unilever Tea Tanzania and the Local Government Authority in a campaign that is fighting to end violence against women and girls in the district.

UN Women supporting National Efforts of the Transitional Government in Sudan

Sunday, September 6, 2020

As part of the National Preparatory workshops of the National Economic Conference, through a strategic partnership between the UN Women, UNFPA, women’s group and under the leadership of the gender machinery, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the sponsorship of her Excellency Ms. Lina Elshekh, a two days’ workshop on “Economy and Gender” was launched at the Bureau of Economic and Social Research.

In the Words of Tricia Njobvuyalema: ‘It was like a light bulb had been switched on because I saw an opportunity to welcome a new product in my tailoring portfolio’

Sunday, September 6, 2020

“ With the onset of COVID-19, my life changed. I sew and sell garments from my veranda at home but gradually customers stopped coming. Radios would air messages urging people to stay home, this was very bad for my business. I went from receiving ten to fifteen requests to make or repair clothes to only two orders a week.  This worried me because I have two small children who rely on proceeds from tailoring for food and other basic needs.  In early June (2020), my former...

UN Women helps women-led businesses to recover from effects of COVID-19 in Arusha

Friday, September 4, 2020

Saiton Musa from Arusha, could not hide her excitement as she worked on her new sewing machine, she had just received from UN Women to see if it was working properly. This sewing machine was part of UN Women’s support to help young women in tailoring business in the Ngorongoro district to revive their businesses affected by the Coronavirus disease.

UN Women, Barefoot College Project supports women affected by COVID-19

Thursday, September 3, 2020

In Tanzania, UN Women has partnered with the Ministry of Labor, Empowerment, Elders, Women and Children (MLEEWC) in Zanzibar, through the Barefoot College International to invest in women’s economic empowerment in an effort to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women entrepreneurs.

DRC takes a step towards zero tolerance against gender-based violence

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo are still the first victims of conflicts and socio-cultural practices that relegate them to second class citizen. In 2018, more than 35,000 cases of sexual violence were still recorded, the majority of them in the East. During the COVID-19 epidemic, violence increased by 99% in North Kivu Province. To respond the situation, the Deputy Minister of Planning and the Minister of State for Gender, Family and Child launched the new revision of the National Strategy for Combating Gender-based Violence (SNVGB) on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Kinshasa.

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