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UN Women advocates for more gender statistics in Cameroon

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

UN Women and the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISSEA) held a training seminar on gender statistics on 16–18 February 2021 in Yaoundé for future officers of the National Statistical System. Seventy young statisticians were introduced to the process of incorporating a gender perspective into statistics processes, including collection, analysis, dissemination, and use.

Empowering vulnerable women from East Cameroon through income-generating skills amid COVID-19

Monday, February 15, 2021

From 19 to 22 January 2021, UN Women held a training session for 20 women from vulnerable communities to amplify their voices through income-generating opportunities seeking.

CSW65 in Africa

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the United Nations’ largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights and is the single largest forum for UN Member States, civil society organizations, and other international actors to build consensus and commitment on policy actions on this issue.   The sixty-fifth session of the  Commission on the Status of Women  will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation,...

Unlocking Opportunities for African Young Women Entrepreneurs in the AfCFTA

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

How can the Africa Continental Free Trade Area deliver for young African women entrepreneurs?

Grassroots women’s organization makes a powerful impact with its project in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Actions pour la Réinsertion Sociale de la Femme (ARSF) is an organization, based in South Kivu, focused on community development and women’s participation in decision-making. Its project, entitled “Socio-economic reinsertion of women in Mushinga to consolidate peace in the Walungu Territory (South Kivu Province)“ is funded through the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund and receives technical support from UN Women. Small group brainstorming session during the...

UN Women Cameroon Builds capacities of protection actors to prevent GBV

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Douala, December 21-24, 2020. As part of the Project: “ Prevention and response to the spread of COVID-19 among women and girls in the South-West region of Cameroon ”, UN Women and Association de Lutte Contre les Violences Faites aux Femmes  (ALVF) organized December 21-24, 2020 a training of protection actors, targeting Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and host communities living in the Wouri Division.   This capacity building workshop, which brought together...

Empowering women and girls affected by Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Yaounde, December 16 th , 2020. UN Women Cameroon, have been granted support from the Catalunya Agency of Cooperation and Development, to implement the project " Protecting and empowering women and girls affected by Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon ". An official launching ceremony was organized on December 16 th , 2020 with the presence of the representatives of the Spainish Ambassador in Cameroon, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family, the Ministry of Justice, the State Secretary...

Participatory visual methods trainings in Cameroon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Second Chance Education Project (SCE) five project sites (Ngam Refugee Camp, Minawao Refugee Camp, Mora, Mokolo and Bertoua) 16-25 November 2020 . Online learning portal through blended and independent learning opportunities is one of the two modalities through which Second Chance Education Project (SCE) is delivered to develop a global blueprint for providing women who dropped out of school with pathways into livelihoods, employment and leadership positions. SCE Online learning portal...

UN Women and UNDP support health workers in acquiring new skills on the human rights-based approach to responding to HIV and AIDS control

Monday, December 21, 2020

40 participants, 23 women and 17 men, zone chiefs, community health workers and civil society organizations took part from 08 to 10 December 2020 in the capacity building workshop on the human-based approach to service delivery in the response to HIV/AIDS, that was held at the PESSI Hotel in Bafoussam. It was organized by Cameroon youths Students Forum for Peace with the technical and financial support of UN Women and UNDP. The main objective was to improve knowledge on the set of health...

Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Project in Cameroon

Monday, December 14, 2020

Minawao Refugee camp, Photo credit UN Women Cameroon Since 2018, UN Women’s  Second Chance Education Project Program   has been leveraging partnerships, holistic approaches and innovative technology to break current trends, and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized young women in conflict affected areas in Cameroon. In this light, a total number of 1000 women and girls (refugees, IDPs and host population) who are school dropout were identified together with...

Congolese NGOs continue to commit to the protection of women and humanitarian action

Monday, December 14, 2020

In the regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo most affected by humanitarian crises, eleven local NGOs and consortia of organizations have recently launched projects which have been financed by the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Action Fund (WPHF), including seven projects which have received funding through the WPHF and Spotlight Initiative partnership. The projects, selected following the Fund's second call for proposals, will receive a total of $1,660,309.91 USD between them, and...

Official Launch of the 16 days campaign in Cameroon

Monday, December 14, 2020

Yaounde, November 25th, 2020, Hotel de ville  :  Organized by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family in partnership with UN Women Cameroon with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany , more than 400 people, including local authorities, development partners, civil Society, organizations and young people, attended the official launch of the 14th edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence on Women and Girls campaign. This campaign, which contributes...

End of 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Monday, December 14, 2020

On 18 November 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Congolese Minister of Health declared the end of the 11 th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province, a north-western region at the border with Republic of Congo. The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as crowded urban areas, creating logistical challenges. The response to the 11 th Ebola outbreak...

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).

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