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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
In February 2019, UN Women Cameroon conducted a series of needs assessment, labour market and consultation activities in the East and Far North Regions to determine local needs, types of training and existing institutions and infrastructures to host beneficiaries of launched the second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
UN Women Regional Office for West and Central Africa recently held the first senior drivers’ diplomatic and etiquette course, the first of its kind in the region.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Modesta Mujawariya talking to her community \Photo: UN Women, Franz Benjamin Stapelberg I have been a farmer for as long as I can remember. Now, a widow with two married daughters, farming is my only source of income. I work on my farm for at least eight hours a day, starting early in the morning. I don’t have much time to rest. I helped found the (Coopcuma) cooperative, and have 12 plots registered under my name. I didn’t know the exact size of my land until I joined...
Monday, February 20, 2017
The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, H.E. Kiya Masahiko, participated in a graduation ceremony in Nimule, Pageri County
Thursday, June 2, 2016
On a sunny autumn morning in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha suburb, the reception area of The Barn, a public innovation hub and workspace, is buzzing. In one corner a group is discussing a presentation. Young women tap on the keys of computers in another. But the most excitement is coming from behind the reception desk, where Peggy Mpahlwa is preparing to teach her first web literacy class.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.
Monday, February 23, 2015
On the way to the 24th Session of the African Union Heads of States’ Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Executive Director took the opportunity to spend time with delegates of TechWomen, who visited South Africa.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 Rwandan farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings.
Monday, May 19, 2014
In the wake of the horrific abduction of more than 200 school girls, which has ignited global outrage, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined a delegation that visited the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in the town of Abaji, Nigeria, from 17-18 May. The FGGC Abaji is one of the Federal Government’s all-girls colleges similar to the FGGC Chibok, where more than 200 students were kidnapped on 14 April, in Chibok, Nigeria.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
In the words of Martha Ntoipo, a 33-year-old Maasai activist from Tanzania. She works for the Pastoralist Information and Development Organization (PIDO), a community development organization which she founded in 2010, which works in the fields of health, women economic empowerment, gender equality and human rights, environmental conservation and research.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Coca-Cola South Africa and UN Women today announced a partnership of a newly launched programme to promote the advancement and economic empowerment of women.
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.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
As South Sudan celebrates its second anniversary as an independent State, a look at how UN Women and its partners are engaging women in improving literacy, promoting economic empowerment, bolstering their political participation, and ultimately, ensuring peace and security.