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Sunday, December 1, 2019
From 21 to 23 November 2019, in Yaoundé, and from the 28 to 30 November 2019 in Bafoussam, UN Women strengthened capacities of 130 gendarmes on strategies for the protection of women and girls in humanitarian contexts. The objective of these two sessions, part of the project "Improving the protection of women and girls affected by the conflict in the south west and North West region of Cameroon", implemented with the support of the Italy Cooperation, is to provide a holistic response to the prevention and management of cases of gender-based violence in these two regions.
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Since the launch of the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) program in April 2018, UN Women and its partners has provided multi-facet support to over 400 survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) including women fleeing Boko Haram Insurgency in the Far North Region of Cameroon. ALVF social worker, Titigue Mispaline, attending to a GBV survivor at the Women’s Empowerment Center in Mora. Photo: UN Women/ Teclaire Same When GBV survivors come forward, they first receive...
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...
Sunday, August 19, 2018
As the world marks World Humanitarian Day under the theme #NotATarget, to bring attention to the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict globally, we call for special attention to the extensive gender-based violence taking place during situations of conflict and disaster. The anguish seen in the faces of those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed is also likely to reflect losses and wounds that are less visible, equally devastating, and insufficiently acknowledged.One in...
Saturday, August 18, 2018
As the world marks World Humanitarian Day under the theme #NotATarget, to bring attention to the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict globally, we call for special attention to the extensive gender-based violence taking place during situations of conflict and disaster.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Major Cleo Bigwood. Photo: Lt Cdr R F Abbey RN. Major Cleo Bigwood is the Force Gender and Child Protection Officer at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). She participated at a UN Women training on ‘Mainstreaming gender in UN Peacekeeping to End Conflict Related Sexual Violence’, which took place in New Delhi in February 2018, funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. The course trained 41 military and police...
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.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Massah Lewally. Photo: UN Women/Cecil Nelson "I was driving to work on Monday morning, around 6.30 a.m., listening to the radio. They were talking about the rainfall. Someone called from the Regent area and said the mountain had just fallen. Another caller said there were over 200 houses under the mud… people had been caught unaware, sleeping in their beds. My father lives in that area. I just visited him on Sunday! By the time I reached the office, reports were...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sierra Leone and its people are known for resilience. Eleven years of violent civil war that claimed more than 50,000 lives and displaced one million people was followed by the Ebola Virus Disease that claimed another 4000 lives by the end of the epidemic in November 2016. No sooner had the country started to emerge from the Ebola crisis, than torrential rains which led to a deadly mudslide on 14 August, 2017 hit the country. The recent crisis has claimed the lives of more than 400 people...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Women receiving humanitarian assistance from UN Women in the aftermath of the mudslides in Sierra Leone. Photo: UN Women Following heavy rains on 14 August, mudslides have left more than 400 people dead and an estimated 6,000 affected in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. The number of people in need of humanitarian aid is expected to rise as rain and floods continue. Women and girls are often disproportionately impacted during times of crises. They have unique health...
Friday, July 28, 2017
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, concluded her visit to the Mugunga Refugee Camp in the suburbs of Goma in the province of North Kivu. The aim of the joint United Nations high-level African mission on July 27, 2017, was to understand the humanitarian situation in Mugunga. The camp was set up in 2008 following internal conflict in the region and currently hosts 3,998 people mostly women and children. During the mission, the UN team met with the camp...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In Turkana county, women have to walk long distances in search of water |Photo credit: UN Women, Kennedy Okoth In the Turkana county of northern Kenya, walking miles and queuing at the water points has become a daily chore for many women. “This is my routine three times a day,” says Paulina Epung’u, a resident of Lotureirei. “I have to fetch water for our use and for the goats and sheep too, as they are too weak to walk.” Epung’u, 58...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
No one chooses to leave their home and their possessions lightly. To become a refugee is to have experienced unbearable circumstances, swapping immediate peril for unquantifiable risk. Women and girls are often the most affected, facing uncertainties of status and rights, and dangers including strong likelihood of sexual violence. UNFPA estimates that 26 million women and adolescent girls in their childbearing years need humanitarian assistance around the world today. Some...
Friday, May 12, 2017
On 25 April 2017 in Yaoundé, 12,000 beneficiaries who were mainly vulnerable women and girls received impeccable support from the Government of Japan.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
UN Women and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office will bring together over 30 representatives from governments, international and civil society organisations of nine West and Central African countries working on women’s participation in peacebuilding, for a learning and strategy workshop to be held from 07-09 June 2016, in Dakar.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Maroua-Cameroon April 2016: It is a Thursday afternoon at the Minawao refugee camp in Maroua (hosting close to 60000 refugees from Nigeria) with an outside temperature of 45°C. Jimmy Henry N. 31 year old, married and a father of one is assisting refugee’s women in income generating activities. He is a United Nations national volunteer (UNV) with UN Women Cameroon as the Gender and women empowerment and social cohesion expert.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Bertoua-Cameroon April 1, 2016: The setting up of 8 Social Cohesion Spaces within the refugees sites, through which some 341000 refugees were sensitized on social cohesion, 882 cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) identified and assisted in the East and Adamawa regions and the establishment of three Gender Desks (specialized units in police stations to assist victims of GBV) following the training of some 150 Police officers on how to protect women and children in crises situations are some of the key results recorded by UN Women Cameroon since 2014.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Following a successful pilot in 2014, UN Women in South Sudan has scaled up the provision of humanitarian assistance to reach 6,000 vulnerable women and girls and 1500 men and boys in displaced settlements in Nimule, Eastern Equatorial State, Mingkaman in Lakes State and Juba in Central Equatoria State.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Bertoua-Cameroon 18 December 2015: Some 50 law enforcement officers, drawn from the Police corps across the East Region of Cameroon are poised to protect women and children in humanitarian situations-armed and non-armed conflict areas. They have also taken the commitment to respect the rights of refugees and pay particular attention to the plights...