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October 11, 2019 International Girls' Day: The Gombe's Sacred Heart High School hosts the celebration.

Friday, October 11, 2019

On Friday, October 11, 2019, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Family in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child at the Public School “Sacré Coeur” in Gombé, Kinshasa.

UN Women distributes economic kits to 400 young girls’ beneficiaries of the Second Chance Education Flagship Program

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

400 young girls, beneficiaries of UN women’s Second Chance Education flagship program have received over 1230 economic kits for the establishment of economic activities in four sectors; petty trading, tailoring, agriculture and livestock. The distribution which took place from the 3 to 12 of September 2019 in all five project locations (Ngam, Bertoua, Mokolo, Mora and Minawao) in the Adamawa, East and Far North Regions was in view of providing economic empowerment to the girls.

UN Women supports the establishment of birth certificates for 300 children of Ntui and Yoko council areas

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

UN Women has facilitated the establishment of 300 birth certificates for 193 girls and 107 boys aged 0 – 16 in the Ntui and Yoko council areas. On the 23thof August 2019, these birth certificates were handed over to the mayors of both municipal councils by the Divisional Officer of Mbam-et-Kim and the representative of the Development Bank of the Central African States (BDEAC) in the presence of the National Civil Status Registration Office (BUNEC), the President of the Court and nearly 100 actors during an official ceremony organized by UN Women at ‘Hotel de Chute’ in Ntui.

WILPF Cameroon and FIRE Consortium present their gender conflict analysis project to UN Women and other international stakeholders

Friday, September 27, 2019

On 27 September 2019 the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Cameroon organized a briefing meeting with 22 participants from UN agencies and other experts on women, peace and security issues to present their recently launched gender conflict analysis project and discuss their objectives on the dialogue process launched by the Government of Cameroon. The meeting, which took place in the UN Women Yaoundé office, sought to present the activities of the FIRE Consortium to analyze the dynamics of the Cameroon conflicts from a gender perspective and gather input from the international actors on sustainable solutions to the various crises underway in Cameroon.

Creating Safe Markets to Enhance Women’s Productivity

Monday, September 9, 2019

Most women in Zimbabwe are earning a living through trade which is conducted in places that do not have adequate safety and hygiene. Women entrepreneurs also fear violence in public spaces as they commute to their workplaces. “We are being targeted by thieves who know that we will be having large sums of money from the flea market sales”, said residents of Epworth, the fifth-largest city in Zimbabwe by population and located 15km east of the capital city Harare. A tour of...

UN Women hosted first official side event at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28th, 2019, UN Women hosted a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). In the first ever UN Women official side event at TICAD, African and Japanese women entrepreneurs, officials from UN Women and other UN entities, representatives of Japanese Governments and the private sector came together to discuss the return on investment in women’s economic empowerment in Japan and Africa.

Coverage: Young Women’s Regional Consultation on Beijing +25

Monday, August 26, 2019

As the world takes stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, by marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) in 2020, the African youth are making their voices heard on their generation’s stand on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the continent. In this regard, young people across Africa, and those in the diaspora - especially women and men between the ages of...

Op-ed: Beijing+25 Generational Shift

Monday, August 12, 2019

Almost 25 years ago, over 50,000 women and men from all over the world gathered in Beijing and took a stand to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women and girls everywhere. 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child. A milestone for the...

35 Humanitarian actors trained on gender-sensitive humanitarian programming

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Over 35 humanitarian actors in Cameroon have been trained on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming during a training of trainer’s seminar organized by UN Women from 8 to 9 of august 2019. The objective was to strengthen the capacities of the trainees on existing tools and mechanisms effective gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming. The overall goal is for gender issues are effectively integrated into the process of developing the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan (HNO/HRP) 2020.

National Coding Camp with 450 girls underway in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

UN Women, the African Union (AU) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), through their flagship program, the African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) and in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and financial support from Denmark, has launched a National Coding Camp at the African Union in Addis Ababa

Working with boxers to champion positive masculinity

Friday, July 26, 2019

UN Women, UNAIDS have signed a partnership worth $30,000 with the Uganda Boxing Federation to promote positive masculinity for women empowerment and ending violence against women and girls

Knowledge Seminar on the Role of Student Leadership in Ending Technology Assisted Violence Against Women and Girls (TVAW) in Universities and the Academia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

over 70 student leaders from 30 universities from across Kenya convened to dialogue on their role in ending technology assisted violence against women and girls in Kenya and Africa.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics in Cameroon organized its first session

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The first meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics in Cameroon organized at Hôtel Azur in Yaoundé, July 25 th 2019, aimed at providing its members with strategic orientations and a roadmap to improve the production and use of gender statistics for a better monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Gender Policy. The activity is part of the "Women Count" Program, a Flagship Global Program, funded by UN Women and implemented since 2017...

UN WOMEN presents the results of the gender diagnosis of the intercommunal Equipment and Interventions’ Special Fund (FEICOM)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

On the 24th of July 2019, UNWOMEN released the results of the gender Diagnosis of the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM), during a ceremony held at the Headquarter of this governmental institution.

WOMEN STRENGTHEN THEIR CAPACITIES FOR UPCOMING POLITICAL ELECTIONS

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nearly 60 women, candidates and Political Party leaders took part in the training workshop organized by the Ministry of Family and Women Empowerment in partnership with UNWOMEN in Yaoundé, 23-24 July 2019 on electoral processes, electoral law, transformative leadership, peer learning for women candidates, speaking out and engagement. The main objective was to improve women's political leadership with a view to their optimal participation in the upcoming elections (municipal and legislative).

UN Women trains 30 members of the ‘Gender Data Journalists Network’ on data journalism

Monday, July 22, 2019

30 media professionals (17 women and 13 men), members of the "Gender Data and SDGs Journalists Network", have been trained on data collection and reporting information on gender statistics and SDGs, during a two days capacity building workshop organized by UN Women from the 22nd to the 23rdof July 2019. The workshop which aimed at equipping them with the skills they need to collect, process and disseminate information highlighting gender statistics and the SDGs, ended with the elaboration of an action plan to guide the Network members interventions in the dissemination of gender statistics and the SDGs to inform public opinion in a simple and effective way.

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.

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