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16 Jan 2017 description


  • A Country Programme Advisory Committee meeting, chaired by all WFP partner ministry officials, was organized to discuss and facilitate WFP’s work in India.
    The committee in principle ratified the Annual Work Plans for 2017.

  • A gender assessment commissioned by the country office was concluded. The recommendations of the assessment will be used to develop the country office gender strategy and action plan in-line with the global gender policy and regional gender strategy.

10 Jan 2017 description

The purpose of this report is to outline the experience of piloting a set of developed survey questions meant to assess gender dynamics and women's empowerment in markets, in the Lake Chad basin Regional Market Assessment (WFP, ACF, et al. 2016). It should be used as a historical overview of lessons learned and good practices in developing tools to assess and monitor gender and empowerment in humanitarian crises.

09 Jan 2017 description


Mozambique is experiencing its most severe drought in more than 30 years. The drought is affecting approximately 1.5 million people in seven provinces in the Southern and Central regions of the country. Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Government extended the institutional red alert for the most drought-affected provinces of Tete, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Zambezia and Maputo.

08 Jan 2017 description


CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

07 Jan 2017 description

I. Introduction

En prévision de la réponse humanitaire post-ouragan Matthew, une équipe mixte de l’UNFPA et de la coordination du bureau départemental du MCFDF s’est rendue sur le terrain en vue de procéder à une évaluation rapide de la Violence Basée sur le Genre (VBG) du 12 au 16 Octobre 2016 dans les départements de les Nippes (Miragôane, Paillant, Petite Rivière de Nippes, Petit Trou de Nippes, Anse A Veau) et dans la Grande Anse (Jérémie, Abricot, Dame Marie).

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 20 December 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

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.

23 Dec 2016 description


  • Namibia launched the 16 Days of activism campaign against gender based violence on 25 November.

  • The Namibia Gender Analysis and Action Plan (2016-2020) identified key gender gaps caused by unequal access to economic resources for women and men; unequal access to land for women and poor market access for their produce; and need to strengthen implementation of gender-related policies.

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23 Dec 2016 description
report UN Women
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Author: Jenni Ratilainen

Beijing, China — On 12 December 2016, one-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, UN Women launched the new research report, “Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China” in Beijing. The research fills a crucial literature gap in the country and supports evidence-based discussion on the future of climate change and disaster reduction in China.

21 Dec 2016 description

Authors: Thomas Tanner, Emma Lovell, Lena Weingärtner, Pandora Batra, Florence Pichon, Hani Morsi, Virginie Le Masson, Sheri Lim, Jonny Casey, Colin McQuistan