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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...

Niger, the European Union and the United Nations join forces to eliminate violence against women and girls.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

NIAMEY (Niger), December 3rd 2019 - His Excellency Mr. Brigi RAFINI, Prime Minister and Head of Government launched the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in the presence of the members of the Government, the Delegation of the European Union in Niger, the United Nations System in Niger, diplomatic representations and missions, traditional leaders, customary and religious leaders, civil society organizations and women's and youth associations.

Statement by UN Women on World AIDS Day, 1 December

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The contribution of women and girls, particularly those living with HIV, is indispensable in the HIV response at the community level. Women and girls provide critical care for family and community members living with HIV, and help ensure they start and stay on treatment.

The 13th edition of the 16 days of activism campaign Against gender-based violence kicks off in Cameroon under the theme “Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, the Government of Cameroon and the UN System officially launched the 16 days of activism campaign against gender based violence with a call to all actors to pay attention to the issue of consent, identified as one of the key challenges in prevention and eradication of rape and sexual violence against women and girls. The launch event which brought together over 300 stakeholders from women associations, CSO’s, academia, government and UN Agencies was organized under the theme “Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”. The ceremony was co-chaired by Allegra Baiocchi, Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Cameroon, and ABENA Ondoa Marie-Thérèse Obama, Minister of Women empowerment and the family (MINPROFF).

In the words of Topister Juma: “... I do not follow people into their homes – they come to me for help and I become the target.”

Monday, November 25, 2019

Topister Juma has been fearlessly defending human rights for over 12 years in the coastal region of Kenya. As a field officer for Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), Topister specializes in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and women affected by violent extremism. As she deals with painfully sensitive cases of abuse her own safety is threatened, becoming a target simply for seeking justice.

Generation Equality action pack, November 2019: Generation Equality Stands against Rape

Monday, November 25, 2019

In Focus: Generation Equality Stands against Rape Top stories  |  Video  |  News  |  Social media  |  Facts and figures  |  Infographic End rape—an intolerable cost to society In her message for International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape".  Read the full message► Rape, a...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Monday, November 25, 2019

The  16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence  is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and...

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

Friday, November 22, 2019

Main  |  About  |  Forum  |  Action packs  |  Toolkit  |  News  |  Social media Imagine a world where all people have equal rights and opportunities. Women and girls are not afraid of walking home late at night, and men and boys are not trapped in oppressive masculinities. In this world, gender equality is the norm. Men and women get paid equally for work of equal value and share the care work at home. Imagine equality in...

Zimbabwe's Multi-stakeholders' Approach to Achieve Gender Equality

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

On July 2017 the government of Zimbabwe revised and launched the National Gender Policy, which provides a framework for implementation of new provisions of the constitution and subsequent laws and policies adopted. In line with this, on the 23rd of October this year Zimbabwe launched the National Gender Policy Implementation Strategy and Action Plan to increase stakeholders’ commitment to achieving gender equality and women empowerment. It recognizes that sustainable development must be inclusive and people centred, benefiting and involving all people and vulnerable groups.

Tanzania scores big in efforts to end child marriage

Monday, November 18, 2019

UN Women engaged more than 500 civil society organisations that attended the Civil Society Week in Dodoma in November 2019, to foster partnerships in the implementation of the Generation Equality Campaign in Tanzania. The awareness raising initiative coincided with the ongoing celebrations over Tanzania’s ruling to raise the age of marriage to 18 years by the Court of Appeal in October.

New Report calls for deliberate and bold measures to enhance gender responsive procurement in Rwanda

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, 15 November 2019 - Kigali, Rwanda: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality (UN Women) and New Faces New Voices Rwanda today launched the Women in Procurement Report: A study on Gender-Responsive Public Procurement in Rwanda. The study, which was commissioned to analyze the procurement policies applied, understand the capacities and constraints of women-owned enterprises and propose concrete measures for Gender-Responsive public procurement in Rwanda, noted that despite a range...

African Girls Can Code Initiative by UN Women Ethiopia and its Partners at the Paris Peace Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

African Girls Can Code Initiative  by UN Women Ethiopia and its Partners  at the Paris Peace Forum African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI), implemented by UN Women Ethiopia in collaboration with the African Union, International Telecommunication Union with the generous support of the government of Denmark in its first year, is among 120 innovative projects selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum (PPF).  Tijjani Muhammad-Bande: President of the United...

Participants in the Africa Beijing+25 review call for implementation of the commitments made 25 years ago

Friday, November 8, 2019

Member States, civil society and other stakeholders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27 October to 1 November to review the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, celebrate the significant progress made in Africa on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and agree on concrete action to be taken to accelerate implementation.

Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Friday, November 1, 2019

Gender equality is a right. Fulfilling this right is the best chance we have in meeting some of the most pressing challenges of our time—from economic crisis and lack of health care, to climate change, violence against women and escalating conflicts. Women are not only more affected by these problems, but also possess ideas and leadership to solve them. The gender discrimination still holding too many women back, holds our world back too.  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

UN System Geared to Promote Gender Parity and Prevention of Harassment and Exploitation at the Workplace

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

UN Women Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (UN Women ESARO) has been leading the gender parity work in East and Southern Africa region and also providing technical support to the internal and other expert groups established to deliberate and strategize on achieving gender parity and addressing Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) within the UN System in the region.

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 4th Specialized Technical Committee meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Saturday, October 26, 2019

WHAT: The 4 th African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (STC on GEWE) will be held from 27 October to 1 November 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main theme of the 4 th STC will be the review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 years after its adoption (Beijing +25 review). The overall objective of the 4 th STC on Beijing + 25 is to review and celebrate the significant progress made in Africa on...

Media professionals called upon to promote gender sensitive elections coverage

Friday, October 25, 2019

In the run-up of the 2020 legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon, over 40 media professionals have been called upon to promote peaceful and gender sensitive elections coverage. The call was made by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) during a capacity building workshop of media professionals organized Friday, 25 October 2019 in Yaoundé. The workshop organized with the support of UN Women aimed at edifying media professionals on the electoral code and other legislations promoting gender mainstreaming in electoral processes and encourage journalists to adopt inclusive and gender sensitive reporting of elections in Cameroon.

Violence Against Women Prevalence Data is Vital to Achieve SDGs

Friday, October 25, 2019

Gender equality and women’s empowerment can only be realized when global instruments, laws, policies and national programmes, among other interventions, are able to effectively address the underlying factors pushing back what the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on Gender Equality seeks to achieve

Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Visits Nigeria to strengthen partnerships with UN Women’s key partners in Nigeria (DAY 2 )

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The 2nd day of the UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér mission to Nigeria started with an interactive meeting on gender-based violence in Nigeria with the Spotlight Initiative partners and European Union delegation. The DED, accompanied by UN Women Nigeria Country Representative Comfort Lamptey and UN Women Regional Director for West & Central Africa, Oulimata Sarr, joined the Head of Cooperation at the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Kurt Cornelis and Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline K. Tallen to discuss existing opportunities to work together with UN Women in addressing Gender-Based Violence, harmful and discriminatory cultural practices.

Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Visits Nigeria to strengthen partnerships with UN Women’s key partners in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér began her first official mission to Nigeria on 21 October. The Deputy Executive Director held discussions with Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) on the roadmap to achieving gender inclusion & the importance of embedding gender perspectives into all aspects of implementation of the SDGs.

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