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Friday, February 26, 2021
Ms. Asseny Muro, 72, is one of the pioneers of the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) and spent more than half her life championing the rights of women in Tanzania. In 1993, Muro was one of the founders of the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), a leading women’s rights and feminist organization where she is currently the Chairperson of the Board. She is also a Champion of the Generation Equality Campaign by UN Women, and a Steering Committee Member of the Tanzania Chapter of the African Women Leaders’ Network (AWLN). A firm believer that the aspirations of the Beijing Platform for Action are relevant today, Muro calls on young women and girls to demonstrate their capacity and interest to take over the baton from previous generations.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Natalie Robi Tingo, 28, is the Founder and Executive Director of Msichana Empowerment Kuria, a women-led community-based organization in rural Kenya that has since 2015 worked to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by tackling its root causes and empowering women and girls.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Yaounde, November 25th, 2020, Hotel de ville : Organized by the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family in partnership with UN Women Cameroon with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany , more than 400 people, including local authorities, development partners, civil Society, organizations and young people, attended the official launch of the 14th edition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence on Women and Girls campaign. This campaign, which contributes...
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Other dignitaries at the launch included the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas; Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU), Ms. Hanna Tetteh; Assistant Administrator, Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Zlatan Milisic, UN Resident Coordinator in Tanzania is a HeForShe Champion who advocates for educating men and boys on the importance of achieving gender equality and contribute to strengthening partnerships with various actors to confront all barriers standing against women’s participation in leadership across all sectors.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Munnira Katongole is a 17-year-old South African activist fighting for social change and climate justice. She is part of the South African Institute of International Affairs’ Youth Policy Committee on climate.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Photo: UN Women / Itayi Usaiwevhu UN Women Zimbabwe is looking for innovative solutions to persistent societal and economic challenges that are disrupting participation of women in decisions that affects their lives . As such UN Women Zimbabwe aims to support an ideathon that is expected to result in viable and workable web-based platform that facilitates access to information as well as the engagement of women and girls with both elected officials as well as decision-making...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
As a young woman living on the Island of Zanzibar, gender equality is an issue of interest in my lifetime. It’s about making sure that the views and contributions by women and girls are valued and used to further develop our social and cultural fabric; alongside the economic and political growth of Zanzibar.
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.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Getrude Mligo, 23, was born two years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. As a high school student in Songea region of Tanzania, the gender inequalities she saw in her community, especially child marriages that forced girls out of school, prompted her to look back to the 1995 blueprint and begin asking questions. In 2020, Mligo participated in a UN Women mentorship programme as part of UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign, in partnership with Plan International, which paired her with UN Women Representative in Tanzania, Hodan Addou. In this interview, Mligo shares what it means to be a champion for Generation Equality.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I was drawn to work in the field of preventing violence against women, partly because of life experiences. One of my sisters had suffered repeated physical abuse at her home. In my own life, my ex- partner put pressure on me to stay at home. He believed that he was earning enough money and he also wanted me to have more children.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
I have always been a women’s rights advocate. I created various associations in my neighborhood where I gathered the girls to raise awareness and discuss issues of concern to them. In Senegal, when we talk about the suburbs, we think of vulnerability because young people do not always have the opportunity to finish their studies. Since I had the chance to pursue higher education, I never miss an occasion to talk about violence and other gender issues that are relevant to our realities as youth.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
I am touched by the hardship that women go through to be afforded a seat at any table whether it be in a boardroom, at their home or in their communities. The norm is for decisions about us, to be made for us and that disturbs me greatly.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Having witnessed violence first-hand, it made me obsessed with fighting for this conversation [on equality]. I witnessed my mum suffer violence and its always made me feel bad – being discriminated because she is a woman. Growing up didn’t get any simpler - I wanted to become Vice-President of the Student Union in Maseno University.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In this intergenerational series for the Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Gwendolyn Myers, a 29-year-old peace activist from Liberia, talks with a veteran activist, Abla Gadegbeku William, 59, who has fought for the rights of women and children for more than two decades.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Change isn’t just about big headline moments, legal victories and international agreements: the way we talk, think, and act every day can create a ripple effect that benefits everyone. As we usher in the new decade and take stock of global progress on women’s rights, join us, as Generation Equality, in getting to gender equality through these simple everyday actions.
Monday, February 24, 2020
In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Marguerite Ramadan, Social Affairs Advisor Prime Minister’s Office in in the Central African Republic and Chairperson of the longest standing women’s organization (the Organisation of Central African Women), talks about women’s leadership with Pamela Audrey Derom, who was recently elected to the National Youth Council.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The Unstereotype Alliance, a thought and action platform, seeks to eradicate harmful gender-based stereotypes in all media and advertising content. Convened by UN Women, the Unstereotype Alliance contributes to empowering women in all their diversity and addressing harmful masculinities to help create a gender equal world.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Kiara Nirghin, 19, is a student, scientist, and advocate for women and girls in STEM. In 2016, she won the Google Science Fair for her work on a method to increase food security in drought-affected areas.