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Fatima Sarr has been a social entrepreneur for about fifteen years now. She is the Associate Director of L’Ateliers des Génies (The Genius’ Workshop). It is a company (SAS) that provides content creation services to facilitate the integration of technology into school curricula. Some of its programs target girls in school and women in need of technical knowledge.
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The ECOWAS Commission, in partnership with the UN Women Regional Ofice for West and Central Africa and the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, are organising a virtual West African Regional Consultation within the framework of preparations for the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women La Commission (CSW66)
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Dakar, le mardi 8 février 2022- Le bureau régional de ONU Femmes pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a signé un protocole d’accord avec la Communauté Economique d’Afrique centrale (CEEAC) pour appuyer la mise en œuvre de la Politique Genre de l’Institution et son plan d’action adoptés par les Chefs d’Etats de la CEEAC le 30 juillet 2020.
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Favour Odiyo is an undergraduate intern at IntelBox. As part of a team currently building a robot for the IntelBox RoboWars competition, Odiyo creates a subsystem that will give the robot its ‘eyes’ (Computer Vision).
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Taking on the greatest challenges currently facing the global community will mean harnessing all talent. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and the critically important climate crisis, the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls in the science and technology communities is more important than ever. Now is the time to recognize women’s contributions in research and innovation, smash stereotypes and defeat discrimination against women and girls in science.
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Veterinary scientist Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, 52, founded the Conservation Through Public Health NGO in 2003 and was appointed UNEP Champion of the Earth in Science and Innovation in 2021. 
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From where I stand: “Women-led actions need to be sufficiently and equitably funded to achieve a just, green transition”
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The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.
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UN Women Officially Launches Its New Publication: Promoting Women’s Political Participation: From Quotas to Parity A Guide to Legal Options For The West And Central Africa Region
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I am grateful to belong in a global pool of women researchers especially acting in the climate change sector, I was able to conduct my first research in 2021. From what I can say, it is hard for women to feel empowered to take a research career because even if you love it, the limitations are enormous.
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4 February 2022, Dar es Salaam – The Embassy of Finland in Tanzania and UN Women Tanzania have signed a 9 million USD agreement today for a new 4-year programme on ‘Strengthening women’s and girls’ meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights at the local levels in Tanzania’.
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Amina, 48, is a traditional birth attendant and a reformed circumciser. She is an Internally Displaced Person who moved into Basma,arke IDP camp in the Baidoa town of Bay in Somalia in 2020.
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Marie Aimee Uwineza is currently working as Assistant Lecturer at the University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology. During her masters program at the Hasselt University, Belgium in 2018, she acquired many statistical techniques to analize health-related data. In 2020, she joined the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Rwanda) as AIMS Doctoral training program in Climate-Related Sciences, where she is currently working on the impact of climate change on malaria in Rwanda. As part of UN Women’s youth strategy and support to women and girls to reach their full potential, UN Women in Rwanda supports STEM initiatives and professional mentorship and placement for young women graduates in STEM including sponsorship of the robotic challenge for 17,000 girls to increase their participation in STEM careers in university after completing secondary.
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The launch was an opportunity to hear from two survivors of violence, as well as presentations from the Police on the support of gender-based survivors and from the Ministry of Women’s empowerment and Family on the care of survivors in safe houses.  
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UN Women and the Government of South Sudan continue their longstanding partnership of empowering women and youth in South Sudan with the signing of a new project. The project promotes women and youth’s economic empowerment through their effective integration and participation in the private sector growth and development.
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Educating a woman has a multiplier effect as the benefits resonate to her family, her community and beyond but most displaced women and girls in conflict affected areas are not able to participate in education opportunities due to lack of Civil Status Documents (CSD) like Birth Certificates and ID Cards.
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Stanbic Bank Kenya has officially signed the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPS), a global set of standards established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, that provide businesses with guidance on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.
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From the 11th to the 12th of November 2021, CAMYOSFOP in partnership with UN Women organized a workshop to train 20 women and girls leaders drawn from local associations in Bafoussam, West region of Cameroon on the prevention, care and cure of HIV/AIDS, GBV and COVID-19 in their communities.
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Ifrah Ahmed is an FGM survivor, activist and UNHCR’s High Profile Supporter. Ifrah was born in Somalia and fled the outbreak of war in 2006 at the age of 17. She escaped traffickers and was granted asylum in Ireland. Since settling in Ireland, she has devoted her life to helping eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Having been a victim of FGM, Ifrah established The Ifrah Foundation, where she advocates for the eradication of FGM globally and in Somalia. In July 2019, the film A Girl from Mogadishu, based on Ifrah’s childhood, premiered at the Edinburgh film festival. 
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From an FGM survivor to a practitioner to now an advocate working to eliminate the practice in her community, Priscilla Nangiro is among 60 community activists working with a UN Women programme supported by the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.