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12 Sep 2018 description

FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018

While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.

16 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

On the sidelines of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), UN Women, along with civil society partners*, convened a dialogue with activists from rural areas and other allies. The conversation brought together diverse constituencies from around the globe to discuss what it would take to leave no woman or girl in any rural area behind in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

23 Feb 2018 description
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Authors/editor(s): AVAC, Athena Network, Salamander Trust

23 Feb 2018 description

Authors/editor(s): Claudia Abreu Lopes and Savita Bailur

This report outlines the value of big data (organic, unstructured data) for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to women. Research methods included a landscape review, interviews with UN Women and UN Global Pulse experts, and others in international development.

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

25 Jul 2017 description
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Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward, Marsabit County, in Northern Kenya. “I am going door to door, campaigning to urge women and youth to vote for me. Our time is now or never,” says Gole.

16 Dec 2015 description
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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

08 Oct 2015 description
report UN Women

As countries across the African continent gear up for elections in the coming months, women are taking an active role in ensuring peaceful voting and meaningful participation, through Women’s Situation Rooms.

16 Jul 2015 description
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New UN Women research details how gender equality programming impacts humanitarian outcomes

While many policies and practices have improved the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment into humanitarian action, there has been little by way of concrete evidence of its impact. However, a new research study by UN Women has confirmed the positive affect that gender equality programming can have on humanitarian outcomes, and proposes ways to further enhance the impact.

25 Oct 2014 description
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Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.

In the world’s largest refugee complex — the sprawling Dadaab settlement in Kenya’s North Eastern Province — women listen attentively during a business management workshop held at a hospital in one of its newest camps, Ifo 2.

20 May 2014 description

CONTEXT

Event

The forecast from Kenya Meteorological Department, February 2013 long rains seasonal forecast indicated near normal to enhanced rainfall for the central highlands area. Tana River County was predicted to receive near normal with a tendency to below normal rainfall. The intensity of the rains in the central highlands traditionally impacts on Tana River County, especially along the riverine agricultural areas.

30 Jul 2013 description
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Integrates gender equality, strengthens national commitment, and advances leadership of women living with HIV

(Kingston, 30 July) Today, at a two day international forum, representatives of governments, NGOs, networks of women living with HIV and the United Nations will come together at a global consultation on effective national responses to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

21 Jun 2013 description
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“After the death of my husband, my neighbour harassed me through insults and threats to harm me and my family. But the worst was when he let his cows into my farm and destroyed all my crops. I was left with nothing to feed my children since I’m not employed and I have no other source of income,” recalls Florence*, a 34-year-old farmer and mother of three from Kitui Country which lies south-east of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. “I had lost everything and they kept telling me I had no ‘one’ (meaning a man) to fight for my rights.”

28 May 2013 description

28 May 2013 – Violence against women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation that persists in every country in the world and cuts across all socioeconomic groups and cultures. Nevertheless, a UN study launched today highlights that indigenous girls are at heightened risk due to the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they face.

29 Mar 2013 description
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With the focus of local and international media on Kenya’s ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in women’s political participation were an unsung success story of the country’s national elections, held earlier this month.

After one of the most high-profile campaigns in Kenyan history, 87 of the 416 seats in the newly-established National Assembly and Senate chambers will be held by women. Previously, just 22 women sat in the old 222-seat Parliament, which did not have a Senate.

27 Feb 2013 description
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“You are coming with us,” the police officer says as he hauls the man out of the house, his wife crying hysterically behind them. Their daughter was kept home from school to do housework — an illegal form of child abuse—but at home, while her mother is out, her father sexually assaults her.

30 Nov 2012 description
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This year, the message marking the commemoration of the World AIDS Day is unequivocal: Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths. Violence against women has been increasingly recognized as both a cause and a consequence of HIV. The twin pandemics are each rooted in gender discrimination, women’s subordination, disregard for women’s human rights and the power imbalances between women and men that exist in societies all over the world.

07 Nov 2012 description
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Women in conflict and transitional countries take centre stage

Funds allocated received by more than 350 initiatives in 128 countries in 16-year history

New York, 7 November—The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used to address violence against women in conflict, post conflict and transitional settings, including Libya for the first time.

12 May 2012 description
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Almost half a million Kenyan school girls have been given access to free sanitary towels through a State initiative supported by UN Women.

The initiative is a great leap forward in a country where many girls miss up to five days of school every month because of their menstrual cycle. With almost half of Kenya’s population living on less than a dollar a day, a pack of sanitary towels is more than most families can afford. As a result, girls often skip school to avoid humiliation.

27 Mar 2012 description
report UN Women

For women, who have long been invisible during and after conflict, truth-seeking is an opportunity to have their experiences recognised and their roles understood, as survivors and agents of change.