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Friday, February 21, 2020
On the 21st of February 2020, women from 12 provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo celebrated with enthusiasm the launch of the new National Network of Rural Women, supported from the beginning by UN Women as part of the AGRIFED program and its Buy From Women project.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
UN Women has trained 37 gender/statistics focal points and other statistics officials from of government on gender mainstreaming in the production of statistics from administrative sources during a workshop organized by UN Women from the 10th to the 13th of July 2019. This training session resulted to the commitment of the gender/statistics focal points to contribute to the production of a Policy brief on "the issues and challenges of gender mainstreaming in the production of statistics from administrative sources in Cameroon".
Friday, September 7, 2018
UN Women has trained over 60 members of the network of Women’s Association in Ayos (REFA’AYO) on the structuring and functioning of grassroots development organizations and the financial management along the value chain. Rural Women association working on their maize farm. Photo: UN Women The capacity building workshop which took place from 28 th to 30 th of August 2018 sought to raise awareness to participants on the merits and functions of associations, capacity...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Somali women call for inclusion in humanitarian response and post conflict reconstruction Women suffer the highest consequences during armed violence and conflict. In many cases they are on the front line of conflict, yet they have fewer resources to protect themselves and with children they are the most affected and vulnerable. There is an urgent need to address the specific needs of women and girls and involve them as equal partners in humanitarian response and post conflict...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Dicko SOW is an agronomist specialized in plant production, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the startup Dictaf Corporation specializing in crop production, extension services and agricultural solutions. Dicko Sow, co-founder of the startup Dictaf Corporation Photo: UN Women/ Alpha What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur was above all, a way to flourish in my field, and to feel more useful in the Senegalese community and in Africa. Working in...
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...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
49-years old Everlyn Karhenye, a mother of nine children is leader of the Gbawanken Rural Women Community Grain Reserve, an agricultural storage and processing facility established through the UN Women led Joint Programme on Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment (JPRWEE) with funding from the Governments of Norway and Sweden.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
UN Women Cameroon has again provided another set of equipment, just a few months after the inauguration of the Women Cohesion Space (WCS) in Ngam and donation of economic kits to over 100 identified vulnerable women.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I was 31 when I ran away from my abusive husband’s home and made my way towards the Mererani mines at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had heard that a few grams of the famed blue stone—the lucky Tanzanite—sold for thousands of Shillings. When I arrived in Mererani, I was told that women were not allowed to enter the mines. I didn’t know if the law forbid women or the men didn’t think women could do the job. I secretly...
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
We are ready to move mountains for Africa's transformation
Monday, December 11, 2017
Gender is a fundamental issue of discussion when it comes to matters of development. In 2017, society continues to carry on conversation as women still face obstacles in realizing their full potential and achieving gender equality.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Adão Paía. Photo: UN Women/Ouri Pota My childhood seemed like a punishment. I was sent to live with my grandmother in her farm when I was five years old, along with my sister. My grandmother was abusive. I had to wake up at five in the morning to finish chores before I could go to school. I swept the yard, cleaned the house, washed dishes and did the shopping. When I came back from school, I had to work even more. If I complained, my grandmother would beat me. My sister...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Mrs.Kebela Gure, is a 30 - year old wife and mother of five from Adamitulu District, Oromia region in Ethiopia. She dropped out of school in 8 th grade to work and financially support her family. Mrs. Gure’s key priorities are to give her children a good education and improve her family’s livelihood. In Dodola District, still in Oromia region, is a 38-year old Mrs. Teletech Bekelpe. Her husband’s sudden death forced Mrs. Tadelech, who was financially dependent on him,...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Reserve Bank in Murehwa, Zimbabwe assured Zimbabwean women farmers (participating in a UN Women Zimbabwe supported initiative to improve women’s incomes) that they will receive financial support to up-scale production and access markets is high on the Central Bank’s agenda. The Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Charity Dhliwayo, told the women, “The Reserve Bank will soon establish a Women Empowerment Fund to meet the financial needs of lower-income earning women...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Over 230 eager, energetic and tech-savvy high-school girls filled the conference room at the African Union Commission, in Addis Ababa, for the celebration of 2017 Girls in ICT Day
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Any mention of women and development in the same setting generally conjures up metaphors on feminism—which is precisely the image African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) wants to convey.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Over 200 executive women from government, private enterprises, and international organizations took part in a two-hour financial planning and business investment seminar dubbed “Finishing Rich”, the first in a series of luncheon-events supported by the Rwanda Development Board, UN Women and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)...
Monday, June 1, 2015
Through a programme supported by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, more than 1,000 women have joined savings and loans groups, started businesses, and sought legal advice to claim their rights.