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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.

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.

Members of Cameroon’s National Assembly commit to promote gender mainstreaming in legislation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

20 parliamentarians, members of the Laws commission of the National Assembly in Cameroon have committed to promote gender mainstreaming in functioning of the law commission of the National Assembly. This commitment was made during an advocacy meeting organized on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) and Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) with the support of UN Women in line with the government’s decision to institutionalize gender. The advocacy meeting sought to draw the attention of members of the laws commission that no law or policy is gender neutral thus highlighting the urgency to mainstream Gender in all laws in favor of promoting human rights and gender equality.

October 11, 2019 International Girls' Day: The Gombe's Sacred Heart High School hosts the celebration.

Friday, October 11, 2019

On Friday, October 11, 2019, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Family in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (UN Women) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized the celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child at the Public School “Sacré Coeur” in Gombé, Kinshasa.

UN Women distributes economic kits to 400 young girls’ beneficiaries of the Second Chance Education Flagship Program

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

400 young girls, beneficiaries of UN women’s Second Chance Education flagship program have received over 1230 economic kits for the establishment of economic activities in four sectors; petty trading, tailoring, agriculture and livestock. The distribution which took place from the 3 to 12 of September 2019 in all five project locations (Ngam, Bertoua, Mokolo, Mora and Minawao) in the Adamawa, East and Far North Regions was in view of providing economic empowerment to the girls.

UN Women supports the establishment of birth certificates for 300 children of Ntui and Yoko council areas

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

UN Women has facilitated the establishment of 300 birth certificates for 193 girls and 107 boys aged 0 – 16 in the Ntui and Yoko council areas. On the 23thof August 2019, these birth certificates were handed over to the mayors of both municipal councils by the Divisional Officer of Mbam-et-Kim and the representative of the Development Bank of the Central African States (BDEAC) in the presence of the National Civil Status Registration Office (BUNEC), the President of the Court and nearly 100 actors during an official ceremony organized by UN Women at ‘Hotel de Chute’ in Ntui.

WILPF Cameroon and FIRE Consortium present their gender conflict analysis project to UN Women and other international stakeholders

Friday, September 27, 2019

On 27 September 2019 the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Cameroon organized a briefing meeting with 22 participants from UN agencies and other experts on women, peace and security issues to present their recently launched gender conflict analysis project and discuss their objectives on the dialogue process launched by the Government of Cameroon. The meeting, which took place in the UN Women Yaoundé office, sought to present the activities of the FIRE Consortium to analyze the dynamics of the Cameroon conflicts from a gender perspective and gather input from the international actors on sustainable solutions to the various crises underway in Cameroon.

Creating Safe Markets to Enhance Women’s Productivity

Monday, September 9, 2019

Most women in Zimbabwe are earning a living through trade which is conducted in places that do not have adequate safety and hygiene. Women entrepreneurs also fear violence in public spaces as they commute to their workplaces. “We are being targeted by thieves who know that we will be having large sums of money from the flea market sales”, said residents of Epworth, the fifth-largest city in Zimbabwe by population and located 15km east of the capital city Harare. A tour of...

UN Women hosted first official side event at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28th, 2019, UN Women hosted a side event at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). In the first ever UN Women official side event at TICAD, African and Japanese women entrepreneurs, officials from UN Women and other UN entities, representatives of Japanese Governments and the private sector came together to discuss the return on investment in women’s economic empowerment in Japan and Africa.

Coverage: Young Women’s Regional Consultation on Beijing +25

Monday, August 26, 2019

As the world takes stock of progress made in advancing women’s rights and gender equality, by marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) in 2020, the African youth are making their voices heard on their generation’s stand on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the continent. In this regard, young people across Africa, and those in the diaspora - especially women and men between the ages of...

Op-ed: Beijing+25 Generational Shift

Monday, August 12, 2019

Almost 25 years ago, over 50,000 women and men from all over the world gathered in Beijing and took a stand to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women and girls everywhere. 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold action in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child. A milestone for the...

35 Humanitarian actors trained on gender-sensitive humanitarian programming

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Over 35 humanitarian actors in Cameroon have been trained on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming during a training of trainer’s seminar organized by UN Women from 8 to 9 of august 2019. The objective was to strengthen the capacities of the trainees on existing tools and mechanisms effective gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming. The overall goal is for gender issues are effectively integrated into the process of developing the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan (HNO/HRP) 2020.

National Coding Camp with 450 girls underway in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

UN Women, the African Union (AU) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), through their flagship program, the African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI) and in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and financial support from Denmark, has launched a National Coding Camp at the African Union in Addis Ababa

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