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I am Generation Equality: Tina Musuya, feminist and advocate for ending gender-based violence

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I was drawn to work in the field of preventing violence against women, partly because of life experiences. One of my sisters had suffered repeated physical abuse at her home. In my own life, my ex- partner put pressure on me to stay at home. He believed that he was earning enough money and he also wanted me to have more children.

From where I stand: "Girls in Mara Region Not for Sale!"

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I am a traditional leader from Mara region which is one of the strongholds of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice in Tanzania. In 2016, UN Women and the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) launched the Female Genital Mutilation Elimination project “Tokomeza Ukeketaji”, which aimed to raise awareness on the dangers of female genital mutilation.  Following the launch, I decided to take up the fight to help save girls from this harmful practice that has for many...

Op-Ed: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

On this special day, I wish to acknowledge and pay tribute to all women and girls who have carried the torch of gender equality and women’s empowerment and to all men and boys who fought alongside them. In this Decade of action to accelerate the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and on the 25th anniversary since the adoption of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +25), widely considered the blueprint for the achievement of gender equality, I call on the society and in particular on all the men and boys to support this worthy and transformative cause.

Official Launch of the African Women Leader Network in Uganda: Women leaders using their offices to empower other women

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

On February 28, 2020, over 3000 women turned up for the launch of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Uganda Chapter. The event took place at Sheraton Hotel Kampala and was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, and graced by the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security Ms. Bineta Diop. Dignitaries from the United Nations, Ambassadors, government officials, civil society, private sector and academia members, including women leaders across Africa were also in attendance.

I am Generation Equality: Fatou Warkha Sambe, video-journalist combating gender-based violence

Sunday, March 8, 2020

I have always been a women’s rights advocate. I created various associations in my neighborhood where I gathered the girls to raise awareness and discuss issues of concern to them. In Senegal, when we talk about the suburbs, we think of vulnerability because young people do not always have the opportunity to finish their studies. Since I had the chance to pursue higher education, I never miss an occasion to talk about violence and other gender issues that are relevant to our realities as youth.

Launch of Generation Equality in Cameroon, on the occasion of the 35th edition of the celebration of International Women's Day on March 08, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The United Nations Gender Theme Group in Cameroon, coordinated by UN Women, with the collaboration of Ministry of Woman Empowerment and the Family, officially launched the Generation Equality Campaign in the occasion of the celebration of the 35th edition of International Women's Day, celebrated on 8 March, 2020.

Take Five: It is time to look beyond the numbers in women empowerment

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Sarah Anyoti (Canada) is the Regional Portfolio Manager at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme East and Southern Africa Regional Office based in Nairobi. She joined the Regional Office from UNV Headquarters, where she held the position of Portfolio Manager/Development Coordinator (Deputy Chief, Development Programming Section).

I am Generation Equality: Kathy Gitau, tech-violence student activist

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Having witnessed violence first-hand, it made me obsessed with fighting for this conversation [on equality]. I witnessed my mum suffer violence and its always made me feel bad – being discriminated because she is a woman. Growing up didn’t get any simpler - I wanted to become Vice-President of the Student Union in Maseno University.

I am Generation Equality: Sandiso Sibisi founder of 'Born to Succeed Women' and Director at COOi Studios South Africa

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

I am touched by the hardship that women go through to be afforded a seat at any table whether it be in a boardroom, at their home or in their communities. The norm is for decisions about us, to be made for us and that disturbs me greatly.

My Take, Your Take: Fighting for justice and gender equality in Liberia

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Gwendolyn Myers, a 29-year-old peace activist from Liberia, talks with a veteran activist, Abla Gadegbeku William, 59, who has fought for the rights of women and children for more than two decades.

My Take, Your Take: Ushering in a new generation of women leaders in Central African Republic

Monday, February 24, 2020

In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Marguerite Ramadan, Social Affairs Advisor Prime Minister’s Office in in the Central African Republic and Chairperson of the longest standing women’s organization (the Organisation of Central African Women), talks about women’s leadership with Pamela Audrey Derom, who was recently elected to the National Youth Council.

UN Women thanked for its support to rural women in the DRC

Friday, February 21, 2020

On the 21st of February 2020, women from 12 provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo celebrated with enthusiasm the launch of the new National Network of Rural Women, supported from the beginning by UN Women as part of the AGRIFED program and its Buy From Women project.

UN Women launches South Africa Chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Unstereotype Alliance, a thought and action platform, seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes in all media and advertising content. Convened by UN Women, the Unstereotype Alliance contributes to empowering women in all their diversity and addressing harmful masculinities to help create a gender equal world.

Research report on women’s efforts in the South Sudan peace processes launched

Monday, February 10, 2020

The launch convened various stakeholder groups including government officials, representatives from different political parties, transitional institutions, embassies and UN Agencies, National and International non-governmental organizations (NGOs), women led organizations, academia, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

Take Five: From awareness-raising to action, how trained paralegals in Uganda are stopping FGM

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Christine Awori is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Legal Aid and Pro-bono Services for the Uganda Law Society (ULS), which established a satellite clinic in Amudat District in northeastern Uganda in 2019, with support from UN Women under the EU-UN Spotlight initiative. Going forward, the organization plans to continue its awareness raising, legal and referral services, and also secure partnerships with local radio stations for media campaigns.

UN Women supporting women-owned businesses to access opportunities in e-commerce

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Enabling cross-border trade for women in business guided by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

Official Launch of the African Women Leaders Network in Cameroon

Friday, January 17, 2020

Yaoundé, 17 January 2020 : More than 150 women from various sectors, including women politicians, civil servants, entrepreneurs, civil society, women living with disabilities, rural women, young girls and women in the media gathered at the Mont Febe Hotel in Yaoundé to take part in the launch of the Cameroon branch of African Women Leaders Network AWLN.

South Africa launches 365 days of activism against gender-based violence and femicide on Human Rights Day

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana- Mashabane, officially launched the 365 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) on 10 December 2019 in partnership with UN Women and 1st for Women Insurance.

UN Women Calls for Financing for Gender Equality in the HIV and AIDS Response

Friday, December 6, 2019

Kigali, Rwanda: As the world gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the 20 th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), UN Women rallied governments, development partners, private sector, civil society organizations and all stakeholders on the need of prioritizing and financing for gender related interventions in the context of HIV/AIDS responses. In a satellite session on financing for gender equality in the HIV/AIDS response, co-convened by UN Women and...

ZIMBABWE’S MULTI-STAKEHOLDERS’ APPROACH TO ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Zimbabwe is moving towards increasing stakeholders’ commitment to gender equality following the launch of the implementation strategy for the national gender policy that will ensure the matching strides in achieving gender equality and women empowerment.

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