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113 community Health workers in Cameroon acquired skills to improve retention of women living with HIV and GBV prevention

Friday, July 19, 2019

113 district and community health workers in Bertuoa and Bafia have been trained on the active research of women living with HIV and the prevention of gender-based violence during two capacity building workshops organized by the National Aids Control Committee (CNLS) and UN Women. The main objective of the workshops organized in July 2019 in Bertuoa and Bafia respectively was to improve the retention of women living with HIV without exposing their children in order to reduces mother-to-child transmission of HIV in health districts.

35 staff from the coordination and decentralized units of the PDCVA project trained on the development, collection and use of gender-sensitive indicators.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

UN Women has trained 35 staff from the coordination and decentralized units of the Value Chain Development Project (PD_CVA) and from partners structures, have acquired skills on gender mainstreaming in the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of the project. The workshop which took place from 17th to 19th July 2019 at Hostelry La Sanaga of Edea sought to develop and inform a sensitive gender performance monitoring framework, according to the principles of Results Based Monitoring approach and to collect and analyze data disaggregated by sex.

From where I stand: “People said, how are you going to play football, you’re a girl!”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Fathime Tibu, 26, is the youngest female coach of MTG United, the football league for Moving the Goalposts (MTG), a sport for development organization based in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently spoke to UN Women about her own journey, aspirations, and how sport is a powerful tool to empower girls.

In the Words of Dorcas Amakobe:“We take girls when they are nine years old and give them a chance to be bold”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dorcas Amakobe is the Executive Director of “Moving the Goalposts”, a sport for development organization based Kilifi, a coastal town in Kenya. As part of a UN Women programme funded by the Government of Japan on enhancing women’s active participation in prevention of violent extremism in Kenya, the organization ran a project that provided livelihood skills training and helped build financial independence of young women engaged in its sport programme to build their resilience in Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Tana River County in the coastal region, where youth, including young women, are vulnerable to the spread of violent extremism. Using football as a tool for empowering girls and young women, Moving the Goalposts is helping girls and women stand on their own feet and make their mark, both on and off the field.

UN Women trains 37 gender statistics focal points of public institutions on gender mainstreaming in the production of administrative statistics

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

UN Women has trained 37 gender/statistics focal points and other statistics officials from of government on gender mainstreaming in the production of statistics from administrative sources during a workshop organized by UN Women from the 10th to the 13th of July 2019. This training session resulted to the commitment of the gender/statistics focal points to contribute to the production of a Policy brief on "the issues and challenges of gender mainstreaming in the production of statistics from administrative sources in Cameroon".

From where I stand: “Girls need to believe in themselves”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Using football as a tool for empowering girls and young women, Moving the Goalposts is helping girls and women stand on their own feet and make their mark, both on and off the field.

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court

Monday, July 8, 2019

UN Women welcomes the conviction of Bosco Ntaganda by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 8 July 2019 for crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003. The former rebel leader was found guilty on 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity, including rape, sexual slavery, displacement of civilians, and enlisting and conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities.

UN Women builds the capacity of 25 girls in leadership and participation in HIV / AIDS decision-making in Cameroon.

Friday, July 5, 2019

From 3 to 5 July 2019, 25 young girls from the Cameroon Network of Adolescents and Positive Youth (RECAJ+), took part in the training organized by UN Women Cameroon at Departmental Hôtel at Mbalmayo. The aim was to provide participants with tools to strengthen their participation in decision-making on HIV/AIDS policies and programs in Cameroon; to instill leadership skills by integrating gender aspects into their actions to ensure that the gender dimension is better taken into account

Over 117 girls trained on Mediation, Peace Building and Social Cohesion in Nkongsamba, Ebolowa and Ngaoundere

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

UN Women organized a set of tree capacity building trainings to build capacities of over 117 youths most of them young girls, on "Mediation, peace education and social cohesion" during from 18th April to the 21st June in Nkongsamba, Ebolowa and Ngaoundere respectively).

Gender Mainstreaming Critical for effective Humanitarian Action

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Recognizing that crises affect both men and women differently, with women bearing the brunt of disasters in the region, UN Women conducted a five-day training of trainers (TOT) on ‘Gender in Humanitarian Action’. The regional training was convened to equip humanitarian programme advisors and specialists, with the tools and knowledge to strengthen their roles in humanitarian action including disaster preparedness, response and recovery- with issues of women and girls at the center

Namibia Launches its first National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Friday, June 28, 2019

the Namibian government launched the country’s first-generation National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security. The five-year plan will guide Namibia’s implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. Based on the four pillars of participation, prevention, protection, and relief and recovery, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda is critical to advance the role of women in conflict prevention, negotiation and peace-building.

UN Women facilitates the training of political parties for the adoption of gender-sensitive internal documents

Friday, June 28, 2019

On June 28th 2019 Elections Cameroon with UN Women support organized at Yaounde Azur hôtel, a workshop under the theme “2019 legislative and municipal elections: building the capacities of political parties for adopting gender-sensitive internal”.

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GENDER DIMENSION IN THE AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (AVC-DP) WITH UN WOMEN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Friday, June 28, 2019

A total of 31 managers, coordinators and sector experts took part in a capacity building session of the staff and partners of the Agricultural Value Chain Development Project (AVC-DP) on gender mainstreaming into projects planning and programming cycle. The training was organized by UNWOMEN, from the 26t h to the 28 th of June 2019 at Hôtel le Paradis in Kribi. The main objective was to provide participants with tools and techniques for effective and efficient integration of the gender...

UNWOMEN STRENGTHENS THE CAPACITIES OF FOCAL POINTS IN CHARGE OF MONITORING LOCAL AND SECTORAL RESPONSES FOR THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF GENDER-SENSITIVE DATA

Friday, June 21, 2019

From 19 to 21 June 2019 ,20 focal points of the National AIDS Control Committee (NACC) in charge of monitoring the local and sectoral responses of the Regional Technical Groups took part in Mbalmayo at the capacity building workshop on the collection and analysis of gender sensitive data organized by UN Women. The aim of the training was to improve programmatic performance in the monitoring, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data

UN Women Executive Director calls for action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage in an event in Senegal

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, represented the United Nations at the first African Summit on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage taking place in Dakar, Senegal on June 16-18. The summit aims to translate the commitment of governments, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and other stakeholders into action on the ground that eliminates these harmful practices.

UN Women Executive Director to attend the 1st African Summit on FGM and Child Marriage in Senegal

Friday, June 14, 2019

UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will represent the United Nations at the 1st African Summit on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Marriage (CM), taking place in Dakar, Senegal on June 16-18.

Women of Sierra Leone present a unified position for the National Peace and Social Cohesion Dialogue Conference (BINTUMANI III)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The national dialogue for the consolidation of democratic governance for Sierra Leone’s peace and national cohesion was held from May 23 to 25 2019 at Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown. The conference referred to as Bintumani III aimed at uniting the country which has been divided along political and ethnical lines following the general elections which took place in 2018.

His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio joins world leaders as a HeForShe Champion with bold and groundbreaking commitments to achieve Gender Equality

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

On 21 May, 2019 His Excellency Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, the President of Republic of Sierra Leone joined the world leaders as HeForShe Champion. With pulpable; deep sincerity, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio reiterated his unwavering commitment to speak out, take action and eliminate impunity in particular, rape of girls and women while addressing all forms of violence against women and girls.

Unelected women candidates gather to build on their experiences

Monday, May 27, 2019

Over 3000 women from Kinshasa and the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo have joined forces to launch, with the support of UN Women, UNDP and Canada, the National Dynamics of Women Candidate – DYNAFEC in order to capitalize and build on the experiences of unelected women candidates from the December 2018 elections.

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.

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