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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Joseph Mujiji is a human rights activist since 1990. He is the founder of the Coalition of Men against Violence against Women (Coalition des hommes contre les violences faites aux femmes, or CHOVIFE) in Burundi.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Christie Banda, a 28-year-old activist against gender-based violence, heads the Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment organization (FOCESE), a key ally of the global Spotlight Initiative (the EU-UN partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030) in Malawi. As part of Spotlight, UN Women Malawi works with partners like FOCESE to build powerful alliances at the community level and change attitudes and behaviors related to gender-based violence and harmful practices.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Last November, women farmers from REFAN (Network of Women Farmers of the North) as well as representatives from SAED (National Society for the Development and Exploitation of the Lands of the Senegal River Delta and the Senegal River and Falémé Valleys) have benefited from drone piloting training which will greatly facilitate the inspection of their field schools and thus improve yields. In fact, in recent years, there has been a growing use of aircraft in the agricultural sector...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Solutions to ending gender-based violence and ensure girls and young women realize their dream lie with all of us
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The UN Women has partnered with Plan International, Msichana Initiative and the African Women Leaders’ Network (AWLN) in a virtual Roundtable Dialogue that sparked the need to keep the momentum of the UN Women Global Campaign: The Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future during the COVID-19 emergency.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19, as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs, while carrying the bulk of burden on unpaid care work at home. As more countries report infection and lockdown, more domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world are reporting rising calls for help. Confinement is fostering the tension and strain created by security, health, and money worries. In addition, it is increasing isolation...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
This year’s International Women’s Day celebrations marked the 25 th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Under the international theme of ‘‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’ ’ , the International Women’s Day celebrations brought together change makers, men and women of all age groups, to advocate for, and tackle the unfinished business of empowering women and girls.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Johanitha Katunzi, 43, is a business woman in the Temeke markets in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Raising awareness of women’s rights in the workplace has improved the safety of the market, and increased access to financial services has enabled Katunzi to buy land. Now, she is able to send her three children to school.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, visited Senegal from 1 to 4 October 2017. The overall purpose of this high-level visit was to reaffirm the commitment of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment to work closely with the Government of Senegal and all stakeholders to promote women entrepreneurship.as it is in line with the SDG agenda.
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.