Countries mobilize to address the daily challenges faced by women and girls worldwide
Date: 27 September 2016
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In the face of conflict and sexual abuse, women in a camp in Central African Republic’s capital are working together to rebuild their lives
Metres away from passengers awaiting their flights in the departure lounge of M’Poko airport in Bangui, tens of thousands of people shelter inside old jumbo-jets, under hangars or in ramshackle tents.
Marie Valentine, 66, is one of them. She remembers vividly the bullets flying in all directions as she fled her house in the capital of Central African Republic, in December 2013.
For Pacific island nations and her people, the evolving climatic realities now heavily influenced by a much warmer planet than we found it, is a stark reminder that at the end of the day, the human race shares one earth.
By Fiona MacGregor in Yangon
Rights advocates in Myanmar are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to halt discrimination against women after its failure to include them in talks to end one of the world’s longest running civil wars.
Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the UN General Assembly side event “Investing in Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Refugee Crisis” on 19 September in New York.
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Joint Statement by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
19 September, 2016
A l’occasion de la commémoration du deuxième anniversaire de la MINUSCA, le bureau régional de la Mission à Bossangoa a organisé, le jeudi 15 septembre 2016, un atelier d’échanges sur le nouveau mandat de la MINUSCA. Les représentants des groupes armés, les chefs de quartiers, les jeunes leaders, les chefs de communautés, les chefs religieux, les forces de sécurité, les associations de femmes ainsi que les autorités politiques et administratives ont pris part à cette activité qui a été rehaussée par la présence du préfet de l’Ouham, Clotilde Namboï.
THE NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY AND THE POST-DISASTER RECOVERY FRAMEWORK
Summary of key updates, facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction process in Nepal.
Governance and accountability: Establishment of a GESI Unit in the NRA to ensure integration of GESI measures for all recovery and reconstruction processes and ensure women’s leadership and participation during planning, implementation and monitoring of recovery and reconstruction efforts at national, regional and district levels;
On September 19th and 20th, world leaders gather at the United Nations (UN) for two major summits on the global refugee and migration crisis – the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants co-chaired by the Governments of Jordan and Ireland and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by President Obama.
VIENNA, 15 September 2016 – Enhancing the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is the focus of the OSCE-supported National Action Plan (NAP) Academy that started today in Vienna, bringing together 52 practitioners from across the OSCE region. Participants in the two-day event will discuss ways to increase the impact of their Action Plans, as well as exchange experiences and best practices.
Kinshasa, le 8 septembre 2016 (caritasdev.cd) : Suivant son rapport annuel 2015 (Venir en aide aux déshérités, aux pauvres qui souffrent…) parvenu ces jours-ci à caritasdev.cd les activités menées par celle-ci ont notamment concerné l’accès aux soins de santé primaire, la promotion de la solidarité et du partage... Il s’est agi à ce sujet de l’appui en équipement médical à l’hôpital secondaire Christ-Roi d’IDUMBE. Cette formation médicale, en cette période post-conflit armé, est dépourvue d’équipements, victime d’un pillage systématique.
Jenny Birchall Independent Expert
In Somalia, a veil of shame and silence hangs over the subject of sexual and gender-based violence.
Victims are reluctant to open up, even to the closest family members, let alone report their plight to law and justice officials. And why would they – when all too often it is men in uniform who act not as protectors, but as perpetrators?
‘We are facing a lot of problems,’ says Naima Ali Abdullah, Head of Women Empowerment in the Somalia Ministry of Women.
Kurio village, like a growing number of villages in rural Tanzania in recent times, is seeing changes in the demographics and livelihoods of its people. Climate change-induced water shortages is making agricultural production more and more unreliable, leading to food and livelihood insecurity. This makes the profession undesirable and, due to smaller yields, is leading to its people, particularly young men, migrating to urban centres in the hope for employment.
30 août 2016 – Le Comité des droits des personnes handicapées (CDPH) a déclaré mardi que les Etats doivent favoriser l'autonomisation des femmes en augmentant leur confiance en soi au lieu de les traiter comme des objets de pitié.
“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2016 – The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) launched today the design phase of a new major regional program to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development.
Funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the design phase will lay the groundwork for the Young Arab Women Scientists Leadership (Tamkeen) Program, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
WHAT IS GENCAP? The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) is a joint initiative from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). GenCap seeks to build capacity of humanitarian actors mainly at country level to mainstream gender in all sectors of humanitarian response. Gender Capacity (GenCap) Advisors facilitate, coordinate and advocate for the implementation of sector-by-sector gender-equality programming in humanitarian emergency settings.
19 August, 2016 Astana – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, the United Nations Development Programme, the Government of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a pilot project of Kazakhstan’s ODA aimed at expanding economic independence and rights of Afghan women and entitled “Promoting Kazakhstan’s ODA Cooperation with Afghanistan”.