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AgriFED: UN Women and the BNP Paribas Group promote the economic empowerment of women through climate resilient agriculture

Friday, October 23, 2020

Since March 8, 2019, UN Women Senegal  has been partnering with BNP Paribas for the implementation of the “Support for Women in Agriculture and Sustainable Development -PAF/AgriFeD” Project. The aim is to provide economic empowerment through climate resilient agriculture in northern Senegal, located in the Sahel, one of the parts of the world most affected by global warming.   The rice that these women farmers grow is an extremely important commodity for...

Malawi Adopts Climate Smart Groundnut Farming to Increase Productivity and Market

Saturday, October 17, 2020

UN Women through the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) with funding from Standard Bank Group is implementing the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project in Mchinji and Mzimba Districts to increase productivity and provide access to the market through climate-smart agriculture technologies.

The Role of Rural Women in South Sudan to Economic Recovery in the face of Covid-19

Friday, October 16, 2020

Everywhere in South Sudan, Covid-19 has become a new song, challenging not only the health system but also threatening livelihoods of the already vulnerable populations. The people of South Sudan endured six years of a terrible war, which killed more than 300,000 people and leftover 1.5 million internally displaced, most of who live in overcrowded places like the United Nations Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites across the country.

Expert's Take: Women Empowerment Principles Contribute to Economic Empowerment

Friday, October 16, 2020

The UN Women Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) seeks to identify best practices by elaborating the gender dimension of corporate responsibility, the UN Global Compact, and the role of businesses in sustainable development.

Women Cooperatives Boost Agriculture and Savings in Rural Ethiopia

Friday, October 16, 2020

In most parts of the Dodola district, 300 kilometres South of Ethiopia’s capital in Addis Ababa, slow-moving oxen plough open stretches of farmland. In one field, a red tractor is seen speedily tilling women’s cooperative owned farmland ahead of the rainy season.

Why Nutrition is Key to Women Economic Empowerment in Burundi

Thursday, October 15, 2020

In Burundi, just like many low-income countries in Arica, women play an important role in food production and nutrition within the household but on the other hand women and children are the most vulnerable groups when it comes to malnutrition. Hence there is a need to empower women and combat malnutrition.

Vulnerable to risks, Vital to recovery: the reason why FAO and UN Women are investing in rural women to achieve sustainable development in Africa

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The social and economic toll of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects on rural economies across Africa. It is affecting rural women’s productive, reproductive and income-generating capacities because it tends to reduce their economic opportunities and access to nutritious foods while at the same time increasing their workloads and escalating gender-based violence.

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).

DE BEERS GROUP AND UN WOMEN ANNOUNCE CAPACITY-BUILDING PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT 500 WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA

Monday, September 3, 2018

De Beers Group and United Nations Entity for Women for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNW) South Africa are pleased to announce the launch of a capacity-building programme to support 500 women micro-entrepreneurs in the communities of Blouberg and Musina, near De Beers’ Venetia Mine in Limpopo.   The key objective of the programme is to equip women micro-entrepreneurs with business management and life skills to build their confidence and capacity to operate and grow...

UN Women inaugurates gender sensitive market in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The refugees host community of Zamay in the Far North Region of Cameroon now has a transformed market which has been described as “modern and gender sensitive”. The renovated and enlarged market now has a lighting system, running water, secured warehouse, well partitioned with boxes. It also has a gender sensitive toilets which have been well separated with available running water and a bin for women to use during menstruation.

Powering up women’s income in the Ivory Coast through climate-smart shea butter production

Monday, December 11, 2017

"I was at the lowest of lows, at the very bottom, when I found this UN Women programme,"says 60-year-old Blah Pauline Ninhouet, from Korhogo, a region in the northern part of Cote d'Ivoire. Ninhouet is referring to a climate-smart agricultural programme launched by UN Women earlier this year, in partnership with the Ministry of Family, Child Protection and Solidarity. The programme, funded by the Government of Japan, is empowering rural women in the shea butter production sector.

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 launched in Nairobi

Monday, April 27, 2015

The report on Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 was launched in Nairobi on Monday, 27th April 2015. The chief guests for the event were Amb Sahle-Work Zewde, UN Under Secretary General and Director General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) and Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcraft.

Women’s key role in agricultural production emphasized

Friday, October 24, 2014

African leaders called for greater investment in women in order to increase agricultural production and improve livelihoods, at a three-day Sharefair on Rural Women’s Technologies to Improve Food Security, Nutrition and Productive Farming.

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – rural Rwandan farmer

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.

In Ethiopia, rural women improve their lives, befriending budgets

Thursday, August 1, 2013

In rural communities across Ethiopia, community women are increasingly influencing local planning and budgeting, ensuring that water collection spots are built closer to villages, women’s access to credit is increasing and that health services for pregnant women are improving.

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