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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
UN Women and the African Union in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) will host the inaugural meeting of African Ministers for Gender and Women’s Affairs, on 12 May 2020 under the theme “COVID-19 Response and Recovery” - a gendered framework.”
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.
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...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) will take place on Monday, 19 November 2018, at the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The commemoration will bring together survivors and activists under the theme of Orange the World: #HearMeToo, leveraging their voices and work on ending violence against women and girls.
Friday, October 19, 2018
WHAT: The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Towards this end, UN Women, in collaboration with diverse stakeholders and partners, will hold an Africa Youth Conference on Unleashing the Potential of Youth in Africa - Prioritizing Investment in Youth Development in the Post-2015 Agenda , from 23 – 25 October 2018, at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The...
Friday, August 24, 2018
24 August 2018: Addis Ababa. The African Union Commission (AUC), UN Women Ethiopia, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched the African Girls Can CODE Initiative (AGCCI). The project will run from 2018-2022, and has benefited from the generous financial support from the government of Denmark for its first year of implementation. Download here
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
WHAT: Joint Solidarity Mission of the Advisory Board members of the Women’s Platform for the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region WHEN: 9–12 August 2018 WHERE: Bujumbura, Burundi CONTEXT The signing of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region in Addis Ababa on 24 February 2013 and the adoption of...
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Somalia Partnership Forum - Side Event on Women, Peace and Security Turning Policies into Reality – Ensuring Women’s Security and Meaningful Participation What Several factors impede women’s participation in decision and peace-making in Somalia including insecurity, patriarchal norms and economic vulnerability. Although the number of female parliamentarians rose to 24 percent in the 2016 Elections, women participation remains sidelined at the local level. To...
Monday, April 23, 2018
What: Second Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation of the African Women Leaders Network. The forum will be held under the theme: “Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: From Commitment to Action” Highlights for media Coverage of the opening session 24 th April Main speakers will include From the African Union Commission: H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat: Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Bineta Diop: AUC Special...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Youth tasked with creating innovative solutions to prevent gender based violence on campus at heaids conference
Thursday, June 8, 2017
HEAIDS session to increase focus on prevention of HIV and elimination of GBV
Thursday, January 19, 2017
UN Women Executive Director Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Ethiopia to attend the 9th Africa Union Gender Pre-Summit and the pre-CSW61 Africa Regional Consultations jointly organized by the Africa Union Commission, UN Women and UNECA
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Ahead of the launch of the ’16 Days of Activism’ to end violence against women and girls, the UN Women Executive Director Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Liberia on a mission to re-echo commitments to supporting the country in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Regional Sharefair on Gender and Resilience to Recognize Young Innovators
Saturday, October 5, 2013
The Executive Director of UN Women will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through collaboration with the Government, civil society, private sector and UN system.