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21 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 21 February 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has embarked on training of gender focal persons to help bring the soldiers on the Mission into line with United Nations laws on human rights and gender equality.

Consequently, AMISOM has organized an orientation course on gender issues for officers from new battalions that were recently deployed in all the five sectors of Somalia.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

17 Feb 2017 description

Somalia - IOM, with support from the European Union (EU), has been working with communities in Puntland, Somalia, to help prevent human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV) through public information campaigns and law enforcement trainings.

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

In late 2016, UNFPA, in collaboration with partner organizations the Myanmar Medical Association (MMA), Marie Stopes International and Association François-Xavier Bagnoud initiated the project, “Immediate and Rapid Response to Gender-Based Violence through provision of mobile case management and psychosocial support to reach most affected areas” to raise awareness among local communities about gender-based violence (GBV).

10 Feb 2017 description

Bogotá Febrero 6 de 2017. Durante los días 6, 7 y 8 de febrero en el Hotel Dann Carlton de Bogotá, se darán cita expertas, promotoras y participantes activas en procesos de justicia transicional de países como Filipinas, Kenia, Perú, Camboya y Kosovo, con el objetivo identificar elementos que permita construir un documento de recomendaciones que se han tenidos en cuenta para la incorporación del enfoque de género en los instrumentos que crea el Punto 5º del Acuerdo de Paz.

08 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

02 Feb 2017 description
report UN Women

Bubuaisha Kurbanova and Nodira Avezova have lived next to each other for more than 15 years. Kurbanova, 49, is a school teacher from the village of Ak-Tatyr, now part of Kyrgyzstan, and Avezova, 51, is a doctor, living on the other side of the border, in the village of Chorku, which is in Tajikistan. The “border” is marked by a wooden fence, where Kurbanova and Avezova often meet to talk.

31 Jan 2017 description

As climate change pushes men to take over land once left to women, women could get a set aside of government land

By Soumaila Diarra

KATIBOUGOU, Mali, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wearing a long white tunic covered with bright-coloured patterns, Aminata Berthe bends to water a plot of lettuce with a can in this village near Bamako, the Malian capital.

27 Jan 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sally Nyakanyanga

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 27 2017 (IPS) - Discussions around climate change have largely ignored how men and women are affected by climate change differently, instead choosing to highlight the extreme and unpredictable weather patterns or decreases in agricultural productivity.

24 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by GWENN DUBOURTHOUMIEU

The root causes of gender based violence stem from traditional practices and persistent inequalities in terms of status and opportunities made available to men and women respectively.

Men and women moving forward together

Through the ‘’Men and women moving forward together ‘’ programme, UNICEF and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s affairs, with funding of 2 million Euro by the European Union, wish to act on all types of gender based violence and their root causes.

24 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

par GWENN DUBOURTHOUMIEU

EXPO DIGITALE _– Bien qu’inscrite dans la Constitution promulguée en 2006, l’égalité homme-femme en République démocratique du Congo ne se traduit pas souvent dans la réalité. Les femmes et les jeunes filles congolaises subissent de nombreuses formes de discrimination et, plus que les hommes, sont victimes de violences basées sur le genre._

Femmes et hommes, progressons ensemble

19 Jan 2017 description

The man who raped Maureen was a friend of her father’s.

At the age of 11, she had left her home to work as a “house girl” for this family friend. In return, he purchased food for her family and paid Maureen’s school fees, which can be a barrier to education for girls in Malawi.

“We used to call him our uncle because of the good relationship they had,” the young Malawian woman said last year.

But then everything went wrong.

“His wife went out for a night, and that night he raped me,” Maureen said. “I didn’t tell anyone. I had no one to talk to.”

19 Jan 2017 description

Dear Action Against Hunger Supporters,

It’s an honor to report on a great year working together for nutrition security, to end hunger and all forms of undernutrition. For the New Year 2017, we are thrilled to start a new chapter of Action Against Hunger’s story.

04 Jan 2017 description

Afghan women and girls have made significant gains with the support of USAID, working in partnership with the Afghan government and other international donors:

  • About 3.5 million girls are enrolled in school according to the Afghan Ministry of Education

  • USAID supported the increase of women in the health workforce. In 2002, only 25 percent of health facilities had a female health worker. As of 2015, 85 percent of health facilities have at least one female health worker (doctor, nurse or midwife)

31 Dec 2016 description

December 31, 2016

WILPF has done a lot of work over the decades to ensure gender diversity in disarmament discussions, including a diversity of participation and perspectives. This work is having more impact than ever these days, with a number of groups taking up the work and more governments recognising its importance.

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Kachin, Myanmar – Five years ago, armed conflict engulfed Nam San Yam Village in northern Myanmar, forcing Aung Htwe to flee for his life. Since then, he has lived in the Maina AG displacement camp, unable to return home. Yet even in this safe haven, he sees – and hears – violence all the time.

“Because the shelters are so small and the walls are so thin, there is no privacy,” he said. “I slowly became aware just how much violence there is within families.”

16 Dec 2016 description

Les inégalités entre sexes freinent le développement durable

16 décembre 2016, Rome - « Parvenir à l'égalité des sexes et autonomiser les femmes n'est pas seulement la bonne chose à faire mais représente également une composante essentielle de la lutte contre la pauvreté extrême, la faim et la malnutrition, » a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO.