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06 Nov 2009 description

Kenyan Minister for Gender and UNIFEM Executive Director call for enhanced services and support for survivors.

Nairobi - United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) today launched the global advocacy initiative Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women, which will stimulate, count and showcase actions on ending violence against women.

22 Jun 2009 description

The European Comission and UNIFEM are embarking on a programme that will be implemented in Rwanda, Kenya, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. With a total budget of €2,450,353 for three years, the programme will focus on promoting the leadership of HIV-positive women's groups and gender equality advocates, to ensure that gender equality priorities are identified, realized and budgeted in national HIV and AIDS responses.

30 Jan 2008 description

Appeal to mediation team to respond to urgent needs of women and children

Nairobi - Kenyan women have called for an immediate end to inter-ethnic killings, impunity, and gross violations of human rights, especially the increasing cases of sexual crimes and gang rapes.

10 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi - UNIFEM joined a solidarity mission on 9 November to visit displaced women in the Mathare Valley slums, in response to the recent community clashes that have left hundreds of women and their families in the cold. The visiting mission donated food and non-food items to the displaced women through GROOTS-Kenya.

"We have come here as women in solidarity with you to support you and give you comfort during these moments," said UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador Hon. Phoebe Asiyo.

01 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi, 1 November 2006 - UNIFEM's interventions on women's rights and gender equality in Somalia and Uganda received a major boost this week with financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Norway. Key to women's rights protection and participation is leveraging the voice of women as change agents with influence on policy and peace efforts.

07 Apr 2006 description

Nairobi and New York - The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is calling on members of the international community to take serious action to address the urgent needs of more than eight million people severely affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. The call follows today's launch of a $426 million appeal by Jan Egeland, the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator.

05 Apr 2006 description

Nairobi, Kenya -- The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is calling for zero tolerance for all sexual violence against women, and urging Kenyans and the international community to condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent spike in rape incidents in Kenya that has seen young girls to elderly women being brutally assaulted. Only last Thursday, Kenyans watched with horror the unfolding news of an 80-year old grandmother who was violently robbed, raped and left for dead.

21 Nov 2005 description

As Kenyans go to the polls to vote on their constitution today, society seems still to be deeply split between the "orange" (no) and the "banana" (yes) votes. Kenyan women, an estimated 60 per cent of the total voting population, have scrutinized the constitution for its provisions on gender equality and women's rights. Many have found it to be more progressive than the previous version, with specific provisions now included for women on their right to land and inheritance for example.