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19 Jul 2016 description

In the Transformation Decade (2015-2024), a new generation of Afghan leaders – both men and women – will emerge who are equipped with the education, skills, and desire to build a brighter future for Afghanistan. Promote is a joint commitment by the U.S. and Afghan Governments that will work to empower 75,000 women between the ages of 18-30 and help ensure these women are included among a new generation of Afghan political, business, and civil society leaders.

13 Jul 2016 description

New study highlights the contributions of women to cassava, quinoa, corn and cotton value chains.

July 13, 2016, Santiago, Chile - Women play a major role in agrifood systems in Latin America and the Caribbean, both in the production, processing and marketing of food, despite facing multiple inequalities, FAO said today.

07 Jul 2016 description
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Girls Education Forum: statement of action

The UK government will help 175,000 of the poorest, most marginalised girls in the world to get a quality education, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, Thursday 7 July.

06 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Sarah Taylor

Last week in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, the Ta-ang Women’s Organization had to cancel the launch of a report because the authorities deemed its subject matter too sensitive. The report, “Trained to Torture,” documents Burmese military abuses perpetrated since 2011, including sexual violence. Venues refused to host the group, and copies of the report were seized by authorities.

06 Jul 2016 description
report UN Women

By Maia Barmish

Raising four boys alone, 47 year-old Lucy Kukue was especially vulnerable to the aggressive behaviors rampant in her small village in South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. While walking alone at night or on weekends, Lucy faced a constant threat of harassment by intoxicated men from nearby villages. She felt housebound and depressed, adding stress to her already challenging life as a single mother.

05 Jul 2016 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Over 750 women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s volatile north-eastern province of Ituri have set up agricultural cooperatives and small businesses as part of an inclusive programme called ‘Peace is the way of Progress’ (Amani ni Njia ya Maendeleo in Swahili).

03 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan – UNMISS has deployed an all-female platoon team to provide armed escort to the Internally Displaced women and children, as they move to collect firewood and water around the POC site.

“Women at the Contingency WAU POC site are constantly moving out of the site to fend for their families by fetching water and firewood and are sometimes accompanied by their children. This exposes them to abuse by persons of ill-intent such as rape, abduction killing and maiming.”

24 Jun 2016 description

Les femmes congolaises, qui ont toujours joué un rôle économique et social crucial, ont pris dernièrement une place plus importante dans les domaines de la prévention et résolution des conflits, de la paix, de la sécurité et du développement.

23 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

A l’école nous apprenons comment être un bon citoyen. Un bon citoyen est celui qui peut respecter son semblable : filles et garçons, ensemble soyons de bons citoyens.’ Pour réduire les violence liées au genre, les enfants du club ami de l’égalité du genre de la commune de Bagata, à 600 km à l’est de Kinshasa, chantent le texte à haute voix et avec grande conviction.

Un club d’enfants contre les violences basées sur le genre

22 Jun 2016 description

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) through support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to strengthen responses with focus on women and issues faced by them during and post disasters.

Pakistan has been home to disasters, which have devastating consequences, including widening of the ‘gender’ gaps between women and men.

09 Jun 2016 description

By Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

Women in the Russian republic of Chechnya have never been under such pressure as they are today. Yet not much has been written about their role, their place in society, and their rights in Chechnya and in other North Caucasus conflicts.

02 Jun 2016 description
report A World at School

By Lin Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

At least 17 million women and girls in Africa collect water every day, which increases their risk of sexual abuse, disease and dropping out of school, a study published yesterday has found.

It is one of the first studies to calculate how many women and children were responsible for water collection in Africa, the researchers said.

01 Jun 2016 description
report UN Women

Following the signing of the Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, between August and September 2015, and since discussions around its implementation began at the National Women’s Peace Dialogue (November 2015); more than 500 women from all States of South Sudan have adopted a 7-point agenda on how to implement a gender-responsive peace agreement.

01 Jun 2016 description
report UN Women

By Faria Salman

Women and girls are agents of change in crisis situations and can offer rich and first hand perspectives of how they are affected by and are able to respond to disasters, emergencies, displacement, social reconstruction and stabilization.

23 May 2016 description
report CARE

22 May 2016 ISTANBUL: As the world’s first ever humanitarian summit begins, CARE International warns that neglecting gender differences will make life-saving assistance less effective in humanitarian emergencies. Properly addressing the various needs of women, girls, boys and men can be fully achieved only by involving women and girls in the planning and delivery of assistance.

20 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Executive Summary

In the immediate af termath of the earthquake on 25th April 2015, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and many other partners, reached out to the most vulnerable population in the 14 mostaffected districts to deliver SRH services, with a special programme for adolescents, and to prevent and respond to GBV.

20 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17759-OBV/1615-PKO/577

SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL COMMUNIQUÉS DE PRESSE

Vous trouverez ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, célébrée le 19 mai:

18 May 2016 description

The Asia Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Each year, the region experiences a full range of disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to extreme weather events such as typhoons, floods and drought.