This document represents the outcome of an expert meeting hosted in Geneva by UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in November 2016. The meeting brought together leading experts from relevant treaty bodies, select UN agencies and civil society organisations.
This paper discusses the enabling environment that made women’s participation possible in the Mindanao peace process, and the strategies the three women who broke new ground used to influence the negotiations. It also offers recommendations on how others can apply the identified tools and strategies successfully.
Across the 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific region where UN Women has programme presence, partnerships with ministries for gender equality, women’s organisations, UN agencies and developmental agencies have shaped our work on economic empowerment, ending violence against women; addressing harmful practices based on gender stereotypes and advancing peace and security.
Our first interactive Annual Report 2015 highlights our key achievements.
Situation Analysis: UNICEF Nigeria with the support of donors listed above, lead the collection and analysis of data on suicide attacks by the Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The analysis presented below covers the reporting period of January 2017. It is important to note that due to security situation in North-East Nigeria and across the borders with neighbouring countries, it was difficult to verify all the numbers of children used and killed or injured as a result of suicide attacks.