Ending FGM in Guinea: 8 years on
Description: In Guinea, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice. It's seen as a way of preserving virginity and protection against infidelity.
But when a 4-year-old died after being circumcised by her grand parents, Plan International Guinée re-doubled efforts to educate communities and eradicate the practice for good.
WATCH this video to see how progress has been made over the past 8 years to #endFGM in Guinea.
09 Feb 2017
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Description: The Ebola epidemic that struck West Africa three years ago impacted every section of society, but it was often women who were most affected by the tensions and conflict that the epidemic caused.
Ebola destroyed relationships between and within communities, and a lack of understanding about the disease created an atmosphere of fear and suspicion. As the primary care-givers and traders, women were often the most exposed to the disease, and therefore the stigma that surrounded it.
This film shares the voices of women affected by the Ebola virus. It highlights those who were ostracised, and the important work of the women peacebuilders who helped to reconcile them with their communities.
To find out more visit www.c-r.org
27 Jan 2017
Description: Nous avons contribué à un meilleur accès à l’eau potable en milieu rural en collaboration avec le Service National des Points d’Eau (SNAPE). De 2003 à 2016, le SNAPE a ainsi pu réhabiliter et construire des forages d’eau et a contribué à leur gestion pérenne en formant et sensibilisant les communautés.
23 Jan 2017
Description: Ceci est l'histoire de Bossou, un village en Guinée Forestière, en plein coeur de l'épidémie meurtrière de l'Ebola
Les habitants de Bossou, localité située dans les régions frontalières du pays, en savaient peu sur le virus Ebola et son mode de transmission. Lorsque l'épidémie survint, ce manque de connaissance combiné à une méfiance accrue à l'égard des autorités locales, entraina des conflits violents au sein de la communauté.
Conciliation Resources a soutenu les artisans de paix locaux de Bossou et des autres régions du Fleuve Mano à identifier les sources de conflits et à jeter des ponts entre ces communautés frontalières et les autorités locales et nationales.
Pour en savoir plus, veuillez visiter www.c-r.org
14 Dec 2016
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming six months.
01 Sep 2016
Description: School means life for many thousands of children in West Africa.
M'mah and Adamah live in Forecariah, Guinea – a country which has been seriously affected by the Ebola outbreak. Thanks to a programme by the EU and UNICEF, M'mah and Adamah were able carry on with their education also during the peak of the epidemic. Many schools had closed, but the programme allowed them to be in a safe place where they could learn all about the disease and the ways to prevent it.
Help spread the message about the importance of ensuring access to education for girls and boys caught up in emergencies.
Share this video and your favourite school activity on social media using the hashtag #EmergencyLessons!
The #EmergencyLessons campaign is run by the EU and UNICEF: Find out more at http://bit.ly/1WCpXEO
Video by EU and UNICEF
11 Jul 2016
Description: M’mah and Adamah lived through Guinea's devastating outbreak of Ebola which started in 2014. Schools played a key role in Ebola prevention so M'mah and Adamah share how their favourite school activity helped bring an end to the outbreak.
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10 Jul 2016
Description: Resilience: Building livelihoods opportunities after Ebola
In August 2015, documentary filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn travelled through northern Liberia, Guinée forestière and Guinea interviewing survivors of Ebola and conflict-affected populations who had been supported by an EU-funded cross-border project helping communities hit by the pandemic. The documentary 'Resilience – Building Livelihoods Opportunities' shows the increased challenges in West Africa in the wake of the Ebola crisis, and how the Danish Refugee Council, with the support of the EU, has been building up community trade and empowerment of vulnerable people.
Read more about the EU's work on resilience: http://bit.ly/1IkGFC3
Video by Danish Refugee Council and European Union/ECHO
09 Jun 2016
Description: Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, despite being outlawed, the United Nations rights office said.
28 Apr 2016
Description: Following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Red Cross activated a community-based surveillance system. With a high amount of cross border traffic between Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the system is designed to screen travellers for symptoms of disease as they enter one of the countries.
11 Mar 2016
Description: Moringa is a vitamin-rich tree that supports biodiversity and prevents soil erosion by keeping the earth full of nutrients. Its leaves provide a dietary supplement and offer over 300 medicinal benefits for many societies worldwide. For its many rumored health benefits, global demand for moringa is on the rise, as are its market prices.
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the PREM organisation helped install solar polytunnel dryers in four localities of the Islands and trained local women’s cooperatives to use this renewable technology to scale moringa production on the Islands.
In this video, Aissta Keita – president of the moringa women’s cooperative in Kapkin locality—discusses how learning to plant, grow, harvest, wash, dry and package new moringa products through PREM’s programme has created new economic opportunities and transformed the community’s outlook and care for the environment.
This video is part of the knowledge initiative of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality “Building Resilience in Fragility: Women’s Empowerment in Action” supported by the Government of Japan.
For more information about the Fund, please visit www.unwomen.org/fge
05 Feb 2016
Description: “We say a Scout for a day, a Scout forever. I’m proud as Scout to have contributed to the training of many young boys who are today giving a lot to their community." Morlaye, Boy Scout leader, Guinea.
Guinea was one of the three countries mostly affected by Ebola in West Africa. When Ebola was declared in Guinea, UNICEF – with funding from the European Commission – supported the Scouts for the distribution of hygiene materials in the affected communities. People's trust in the Scouts helped convince the communities that the disease was real and increase the use of proper precautions not to catch the virus.
The EU has been active in the response to the Ebola emergency from the start. It has mobilised all available political, financial and scientific resources to help contain, control, treat and ultimately defeat Ebola. Together with its Member States, it has made available close to €2 billion in financial aid. While Guinea is now Ebola free, the European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in country together with its partners. Prevention is essential to avoid a new outbreak.
Read more about the EU response to Ebola: http://bit.ly/1EA91n5
Video by Unicef
27 Jan 2016