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Kenyan media powerhouse commits to new partnership for women's empowerment

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Media Compact seeks to accelerate gender equality by providing a framework for media houses to strengthen gender-sensitive reporting and disrupt harmful stereotypes and biases that the industry often perpetuates. Standard Group reaches millions of Kenyans on a daily basis and as a signatory to the compact, will promote gender equality and support the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Government of Nigeria and UN Women Jointly Launch Generation Equality Campaign in Nigeria

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Other dignitaries at the launch included the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas; Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Ms. Hanna Tetteh; Assistant Administrator, Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United...

Second Chance Education Project in Cameroon

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Second Chance Education (SCE) Project leverages partnerships, holistic approach and innovative technology to break current trends, and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized women and young women. In this Light, SCE Project was launched in Cameroon by UN Women on 27 th of May 2019 and later proceeded with the training and provision of Kits from the 10 th of July 2019 to 1340 women and girls including 500 beneficiaries of farming activity. These beneficiaries (refugees; IDPs and host...

Building Governance and Leadership Capacity for Women Living With HIV in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The National Steering Committee of the Zimbabwe Women Living with HIV National Forum, (ZWLWHNF) held a three-day induction and capacity building workshop on governance and leadership from September 30th to October 2nd, 2020 at Holiday Inn, Harare.

Somalia : Promoting Women in Legal Profession and Judiciary

Thursday, October 15, 2020

UN Women partnered with the Ministry of Justice to organize a 3-day training for women lawyers in Puntland on 16, 17 and 18 September 2020 which brought together 40 women lawyers from the Puntland women lawyers association and representatives from Women associations in Puntland.

Journalistes, musiciens et médecins engagés pour une communication visant le changement de comportement en faveur de la masculinité positive, soutenant l’égalité de genre au Burundi

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Avec l’appui d’ONU Femmes Burundi, l’Association Burundaise des Radio Diffuseurs, en consortium avec l’Association des Femmes Médecins du Burundi et l’Amicale des Musiciens du Burundi, a réuni journalistes, musiciens et médecins pour une session de formation organisée en vue de les habiliter à élaborer et valider des messages sur la communication pour le changement de comportement en faveur de la masculinité positive, soutenant l’égalité de genre.

New Joint UN Women and UNFPA partnership to empower women smallholders in Singida and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania

Thursday, October 1, 2020

UN Women and UNFPA have launched a US$ 5 million Joint Programme “Realizing Gender Equality through Empowering Women and Adolescent Girls” with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

UN Women supporting National Efforts of the Transitional Government in Sudan

Sunday, September 6, 2020

As part of the National Preparatory workshops of the National Economic Conference, through a strategic partnership between the UN Women, UNFPA, women’s group and under the leadership of the gender machinery, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the sponsorship of her Excellency Ms. Lina Elshekh, a two days’ workshop on “Economy and Gender” was launched at the Bureau of Economic and Social Research.

DRC takes a step towards zero tolerance against gender-based violence

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo are still the first victims of conflicts and socio-cultural practices that relegate them to second class citizen. In 2018, more than 35,000 cases of sexual violence were still recorded, the majority of them in the East. During the COVID-19 epidemic, violence increased by 99% in North Kivu Province. To respond the situation, the Deputy Minister of Planning and the Minister of State for Gender, Family and Child launched the new revision of the National Strategy for Combating Gender-based Violence (SNVGB) on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Kinshasa.

UN Women Cameroon supports religious leaders in the development of their action plans to respond to HIV and GBV in COVID-19 context

Sunday, August 30, 2020

From 19 to 21 August 2020 in Ebolowa, UN Women in partnership with the National AIDS Control Committee (CNLS) organized a workshop to develop the performance framework of HIV action plan on religious communities and to sensitize key religious leaders on quality messages to prevent HIV and GBV during in the context of COVID-19. The objective of this workshop was to finalize national HIV action plans of religious denominations in the context of COVID-19and to build the capacity of religious leaders in sensitization and community mobilization messages for the HIV response.

The Cameroon Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics organized its first session of the year

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The 2020 first session of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Gender Statistics in Cameroon was organized at Hôtel Azur in Yaoundé, on July 30th 2020, to update its members on the implementation of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count Project during the year 2020. The Meeting was chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Family and Co-Chaired by the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics. The Inter-ministerial Committee provides its members with strategic orientations to improve the production and use of gender statistics for a better monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and the National Gender Policy.

In the Words of Liliane: “Thanks to the support of the Association of Women for the Promotion and Endogenous Development (AFPDE), as part of its program with UN Women, I was able to receive the necessary care for our survival.”

Monday, August 24, 2020

Amid political instability and the pain of sequestrations in Burundi, Liliane, her husband and her four children settled in Sange, in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015. In 2019, Liliane gets pregnant. Living under the shock of trauma, emotions and in a difficult economic situation, Liliane wondered under what conditions her baby would come into the world. Rescued by the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund of UN Women, she tells us how the organization saved her family's life.

UN Women supports the implementation of Zebra Model in Mozambique

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Civil Society organizations, provincial and local governments represented by female mayors and governors and the country´s executive through the ministry of State Administration held a 3-day Conference in Maputo the capital of Mozambique for an exchange of experience on the implementation of recommendations of 39th summit of Southern Africa Development Community, SADC heads of States held in 2019.

Stronger partnerships and investment needed to support women’s recovery from COVID-19 in the Global South

Friday, August 14, 2020

A virtual ministerial roundtable meeting organized by UN Women on 5 August 2020 brought to the forefront the need to safeguard women’s rights and put in place deliberate measures to advance gender equality, as part of COVID-19 response and recovery interventions.

My Take Your Take: Youth take over

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, 24-year old Vickjune Wutoh, from Liberia discusses about women’s leadership and political participation with veteran activist, Commissioner Tonia Wiles who has been advocating for the rights of women and children from a young age and became more active after attending the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995.

A Two-Year Exhibition to Praise Women's Political Leadership in Africa

Monday, August 3, 2020

The UN Women Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO) in partnership with the Musée des civilisations noires in Dakar, Senegal, inaugurated in March 2020 a two-year exhibition that showcases women political leaders in Africa and highlights women's political participation across the continent. The exhibition will remain open until March 2022 and it is part of the Regional Women’s Leadership programme funded by the Government of Canada.

Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa, ImpactHER and UN Women Policy Brief exposes disadvantages to women entrepreneurs in post COVID-19 era

Monday, July 20, 2020

Women-led businesses are more vulnerable to closure than those led by men in the era of the novel coronavirus, due to women’s limited access to finance, shifts in consumer behavior, and the increase in women’s household care responsibilities as a result of extended lockdowns. All across the continent, the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking economic havoc and hitting women the hardest, with women-led Small and Medium-sized Enterprises(SMEs) at greater risk of closure as they tend to be smaller and on average, operate in lower profit margin, service-based industries.

ONU Femmes appui le Forum National des Femmes pour le renforcement du leadership féminin au niveau communautaire au Burundi

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Le bureau d’ONU Femmes au Burundi et le Forum National des Femmes ont signé le jeudi 16 juillet 2020, un accord de partenariat visant à renforcer la participation politique des femmes aux prochaines échéances politiques. Prévu pour une durée de 5 mois, le projet cible essentiellement une plus grande participation de femmes candidates collinaires pour ainsi atteindre au moins 20% de femmes candidates.

UN Women and UNDP support vulnerable women in South West and North West Regions of Cameroon

Thursday, July 16, 2020

In Bamenda, on July 16 2020, 21 participants took part in the official launch of the project: “Support for women's socio-economic activities around the value chains induced by COVID-19 in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon”, initiated jointly by UN Women and UNDP, in the conference room of the Regional Research Delegation of the North-West region in Bamenda.

National Rural Women Structure of Liberia raises awareness on COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020

With support from UN Women, the National Rural Women Structure of Liberia is sensitizing women in rural Liberia on measures to prevent themselves and their families from COVID-19. During a recent awareness raising campaign, Mrs. Kebeh Monger, National President of the Rural Women Structure of Liberia, encouraged women to observe health protocols put in place by the Government of Liberia to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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