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Report on Child Marriage Study launched in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

The study noted that despite a decline in the prevalence of child marriage, it remains a persistent problem in the focused countries. In Tanzania, incidents include arranged marriage, marriage of convenience, intergenerational polygamy and forced marriage.

UN Women Partners with BNP Paribas to Promote Women's Economic Empowerment through Climate Smart Agriculture in Senegal

Monday, March 25, 2019

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, and the BNP Paribas Group announced the launch of the Project “Supporting Women in Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Senegal (PAF/AgriFed).

Womens Day celebrations champion changing mindsets in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the UN Women Rep, Hodan Addou and the Swedish Ambassador, Anders Sjoberg share a lighter moment with some of the women manufacturing handbags displayed at one of the booths at an exhibition in Mwanza. UN Women/ Tsitsi Matope. This year Tanzania added a new flavor to the International Women’s Day commemorations. For the East African country, it was a whole eight-days of celebrating women across all regions with a local theme: Change Mindset to Achieve...

From where I stand: “Empowering women to sustain peace”

Friday, March 22, 2019

“I have benefited so much from my vegetables revenue; you can never imagine the extent of my happiness because I have earned it myself…” said Amna Abu El Hasan, Vegetable Farmer * one of the women who benefited  from the house gardening intervention, “…the revenue of the vegetable production has made me able to buy gas and cook for my family without asking people's support” continued Amna.

Over 35 Officials from CEMAC trained on gender sensitive budgeting and planning

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

From the 11th till the 15th of March 2019, 38 senior officials from the ministries of finance and women empowerment from all the states members of AFRITAC centre, were trained gender sensitive budgeting during the 8th edition of Budget ‘senior Officials’ Forum organized by the regional Technical Assistance Center of the International Monetary Fund for Central Africa (AFRITAC Centre) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on the theme: “Gender responsive budgeting: Reducing Gender Inequalities to accelerate development”. During the four days training, UN Women Cameroon drilled the thirty-eight participants on the techniques needed for the adoption of gender-responsive budgeting as a tool for institutionalizing gender accountability mechanisms and translating them into sectoral public policies.

International Women’s Day Celebration in Rural Ethiopia

Monday, March 18, 2019

UN Women Ethiopia under the Joint Programme Rural Women Economic Empowerment (JP RWEE) commemorated the IWD 2019 with women and men from rural area in Ziway town, Oromia region on 14 th March.   As one of the IWD celebrations by the country office, the event was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, UN Agencies, development partners, Civil Service Organizations, local government, and women.   The first of its kind to be celebrated in the...

Unlocking opportunities for women-owned businesses

Monday, March 18, 2019

The UN Women South Africa Multi-Country (SAMCO) commemorated International Women’s Day 2019 with Intsika Women Business Association in Kwa Zulu Natal province, South Africa. The event forms part of SAMCO’s Flagship Programme Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs.

FROM WHERE I STAND: “BEING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WILL NOT LIMIT MY ABILITY TO LEARN AND BE PRODUCTIVE, I WILL THINK EQUAL.”

Friday, March 15, 2019

FROM WHERE I STAND: “BEING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED WILL NOT LIMIT MY ABILITY TO LEARN AND BE PRODUCTIVE, I WILL THINK EQUAL.” Hawa Koroma 50, is a physically challenged widow and mother living in Kenema  in the Eastern Part of Sierra Leoneat No 31 Krooma street with her three children, the first daughter Josephine Kajua is 20, Ibrahim Smart is 6, and Kadijatu Koroma is 3. She is a seem stress by profession. She attended the national women’s conference on March 7 2019 to...

Uganda celebrates International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Caption Text This year, International Women’s Day was celebrated under the global theme: “ Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change”. This theme focuses on creating a paradigm shift for transforming mind sets to the goal of gender equality as well as identifying new ways of advancing the women’s agenda at all levels. In Uganda the national commemoration events were held in Bungangabu district and presided over by H.E. the President of the Republic of...

IWD Celebrations in Burundi: Women at the center of innovative social protection programmes

Monday, March 11, 2019

Caption Text On March 08, 2019, Burundi celebrated the International Women's Day.  The ceremonies took place in the province of Gitega, political capital under the high pa of H.E. Denise NKURUNZIZA, the First Lady of the Country.  In her special address, the First Lady thanked the Government of Burundi for the programs already initiated to ensure the social protection of the population including free health care for pregnant women and children under five years of age and school...

Statement: “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”

Monday, March 4, 2019

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” puts innovation at the centre of efforts to reflect the needs and viewpoints of women and girls and to resolve barriers to public services and opportunities.

In the words of Nawal Allaoui: 'My innovation entails turning fish waste into luxury leather'

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Her innovation focuses on recycling fish waste into leather products by using sustainable and environmentally friendly processes, hence reducing up to 95% of the quantities of water used in the leather industry. Producing about 1000 fish skin pieces per month, she has consequently created a niche for herself, as her 100 % natural-based using plants like henna.

UN Women and UWOPA leadership push for enactment of the pending gender sensitive Bills

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) Executive members visited UN Women to discuss on how the two organization can work together and also strategize on how to advocate for the enactment and passing of the pending gender sensitive bills. The Bills include, the Sexual Offences Bill 2015, Succession Amendment Bill 2018, Marriage and Divorce Bill, and Employment Amendment Bill.

Inspire girls and women to take up leadership positions

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dr. Maxime Houinato, UN Women Country Representative (Blue suit), having a discussion with PSFU Executive Director, Mr. Gideon Badagawa, Ms. Anna Mutavati from UN Women and Mr. Riccardo Ridolfi of Equatorial power. Photo:UN Women/Aidah Nanyonjo “We have to inspire young girls and women to take up their positions in terms of how they harness their potential for economic empowerment,” Mr. Gideon Badagawa, the Executive Director for the Private Sector Foundation Uganda said...

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...

Take five with Tchonko Becky Bessong: “With my voice, I can impact the masses”

Friday, February 15, 2019

Tchonko Becky Bessong is a popular radio presenter with CRTV, Cameroon’s public radio and television broadcasting company. Over 20,000 Cameroonians tune in to her weeklyprogramme ‘Calling the women’. UN Women works with journalists throughout the country, as part of its efforts to train media professionals in gender-sensitive reporting, funded by the Government of Sweden(SEED Fund).

Over 250 Cameroonian Youths engage to promote peace and national unity

Friday, February 15, 2019

Over 250 youth parliamentarians and representative of the National Youth Council (NYC) have engaged to promote social cohesion, peace, respect of state institutions and laws in view of national unity and sustainable development in Cameroon.

More Resources and Partnerships Essential to Ending Child Marriage and FGM

Monday, February 11, 2019

UN Women in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the African Union Commission hosted an African head of states and traditional and cultural Leaders dialogue for renewal of commitment to end child marriage and FGM in Africa. The side event of the AU heads of state summit sought to secure and renew commitments of Heads of State and Government and Traditional and Cultural Leaders to embracing and incorporating transformational approaches that effectively address...

UN Secretary-General to African girl coders: It needs a movement of girls to bring more women in science and technology

Monday, February 11, 2019

African Girls Can Code Initiative (2018-22) is a joint programme by UN Women and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and funded by the Government of Denmark, aiming to nurture young girls to develop interest in coding and facilitate their career choices in ICT. In September 2018, the programme brought together 88 girls aged 17 – 20 from 32 African countries at the first coding camp

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