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12 Sep 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

21 Jun 2018 description

By Luay Shabaneh*

22 Feb 2018 description

Foreword: Syria in 2018 – in search of solutions

Noor Al Hussein

This important issue of Forced Migration Review draws our attention to the current challenges facing displaced Syrians and the continuing search for solutions. The statistics of Syrian displacement are staggering – and the numbers continue to rise. Half of Syria’s population has been displaced: five and a half million are registered refugees and over six million are internally displaced.

22 Nov 2017 description

By Farah Kobaissy

The realization of women’s rights and gender justice in the Middle East and North Africa is inseparably entwined with conflict resolution and peace building efforts explains Farah Kobaissy.

“No matter where you are, everyone says that now is not the time to talk about these issues. There is no such thing as women’s rights. We are in times of war, there is a massive humanitarian crisis. They say now is not the time.”- Yemeni Activist

23 May 2017 description
report UN Women

One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality

The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same.

23 Dec 2016 description

2015 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

Project Overview and Management

Overview of the GenCap Project

The GenCap Project is as an inter-agency resource, which was established in 2007 under the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Sub-Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action (now the Gender Reference Group and Humanitarian Action). The Project aims to support humanitarian actors mainstream gender through three pillars:

  • Deployment of senior gender experts;

31 Oct 2016 description

BACKGROUND

In March 2016, the Regional Directors, Arab States/MENA endorsed and approved the Regional Framework of Joint Strategic Actions for Young People in Arab States/MENA Region (2016-2017). The Regional Framework of joint actions was developed through a consultative process including 18 UN Agencies.

17 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 11 October 2016

Today the European Union and Egypt signed a €129 million package of financial assistance to support socio-economic development in Egypt.

Today, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, signed a €129 million package of financial assistance in support of Egypt's socio-economic development.

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

13 Jun 2016 description
report CARE

This report on a CARE workshop on our work on resilient market systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region provides key discussion points as well as CARE’s emerging thinking as a result of the workshop.

The document houses the learnings and recommendations from the workshop held in Cairo in March 2016. The document does not represent a conclusion of CARE’s thinking in relation to resilient market systems but rather a step towards finalising a more solid framework for this work.

Background:

18 May 2016 description

BACKGROUND

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) among Syrian, African and Iraqi refugees is manifested in many forms, including domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, early and forced marriage, FGM, and denial of resources and access to services. Reported incidents of SGBV have occurred at all stages of displacement but particularly in the country of origin and in Egypt.

05 May 2016 description

By: Paula M. Rayman, Seth Izen and Emily Parker

16 Dec 2015 description
report UN Women

Fund for Gender Equality’s global grant-making portfolio hits 80 Countries in six years

Date: 16 December 2015

Media Inquiries:
Oisika Chakrabarti: oisika.chakrabarti[a]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org

03 Jun 2015 description

2015 - Le PNUD : oeuvrer pour les peuples et la planète

Dans toutes les régions du monde, des voix s’élèvent pour demander un leadership et des mesures en 2015 pour lutter contre la pauvreté, l’inégalité et le changement climatique.

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.