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UN Women Tco Support Girls Rescued From Child Marriages

UN Women Tco Support Girls Rescued From Child Marriages

Officials from the UN Women have revealed that they will extend a Women Economic Empowerment Project (WEEP) in Salima and Dedza, for a period of one year, with the aim of supporting girls rescued from child marriages. Speaking with the Media in Salima on Tuesday after presenting the project to the district executive committee, UN […]

Women Team Up To Build A Climate-Safe Future

Women Team Up To Build A Climate-Safe Future

When former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres spent 20 days on a boat with 80 female scientists in Antarctica in January, she observed more than icebergs, whales and penguins. She also saw how easily those women gravitated towards a shared purpose of saving the planet. “It wasn’t about, ‘How do I improve my career, how […]

Ex-UN Leaders Form Women’s Group To Save Multilateralism

Ex-UN Leaders Form Women’s Group To Save Multilateralism

As multilateralism takes a beating from President Trump amid the “new world disorder,” as one European diplomat put it, three women who know the United Nations inside and out through previous top leadership jobs have originated a Group of Women Leaders for Change and Inclusion. The goal is to bring together former UN female colleagues […]

IRRED Conducts Seminar For Rural Women On Access To Justice

IRRED Conducts Seminar For Rural Women On Access To Justice

A two-day seminar for rural women to promote access to justice in the country and curtail violence against them ended in Cestos City, River Cess County, on Saturday, February 8, with a call for participants to spread the message. The event, which was organized by the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) in partnership […]

Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace – Where Are The Barriers And What Can Be Done?

Building and sustaining peace needs women’s voice and leadership. When women are included in peace processes, peace agreements are more likely to last for 15 years or more. Yet, just two years shy of the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which placed women’s meaningful participation at the heart of peacebuilding, conflict […]

Women Are Left Behind In Tanzania Politics

Women Are Left Behind In Tanzania Politics

 A research conducted by the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in collaboration with UN Women has revealed why the number of women aspirants for political posts is still low. The research titled: An overview of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation in Tanzania, which was conducted last year, showed that the number of women who […]

Curbing The Tide of Violent Extremism Needs Women’s Voices and Inclusion

On 23 May 2017, the city of Marawi, Philippines, a bustling city In the southern island of Mindanao , was taken over by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS)-aligned forces. The ensuing five-month-long armed conflict displaced nearly 400,000 people from the area. The siege had devastating and lasting consequences for the community, […]

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling […]

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

Announcement comes on the one year anniversary of De Beers Group’s partnership with UN Women as a HeForShe Thematic Champion to stand with women and girls around the world De Beers Group, in partnership with United Nations (UN) Women, is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year capacity-building programme to improve the livelihoods of […]

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

 African media still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality because women’s voices are underrepresented in science, sports and other development issues. This was said on Wednesday August 22 by UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, at the summit dubbed: Gender and News Summit 2018, Reporting on Sustainable Development in Tanzania. According […]

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