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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).

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

How to "Transform a Social Norm" is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018) of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change. It complements a more quantitative report, How to Transform a Social Norm, of this phase of the largest global programme on the abandonment of FGM, as called for in Target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

11 May 2018 description

SAHEL WOMEN’ EMPOWERMENT AND DIVIDEND DEMOGRAPHIC (SWEDD)

INTRODUCTION

The “Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD)” regional project is a regional initiative that aims to accelerate the demographic transition in order to create the conditions for a demographic dividend that promotes growth and the reduction of gender inequalities between men and women in the Sahel region.

06 Mar 2018 description

Over the last ten years, it has become evident that the demographic dividend framework offers a strategic basis for focusing and prioritizing investments in people in general and youth in particular, in order to achieve sustainable development. The demographic dividend framework is in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063 and its’ ‘First Ten-Year Implementation Plan’ which together lay a strong foundation for the vision of African leaders in all facets of the continent’s development.

16 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As the largest global programme addressing FGM/C, 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.

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

17 Jan 2017 description
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

29 Jun 2016 description

This booklet presents the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative. The SWEDD is the result of a joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group, is a response to a call made by the presidents of the six Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the demographic transition, to spur the demographic dividend, and to reduce gender inequality in the Sahel region.

05 Nov 2015 description

Official Launch of the Regional Project

« Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend »

Niamey, 4 November 2015. The “Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend” Project was officially launched on 2 November 2015, under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey.

04 Nov 2015 description

Niamey, 29 octobre 2015. Le lancement du « Projet régional d’Autonomisation des femmes et de dividende démographique au Sahel » aura lieu au Palais des Congrès de Niamey le lundi 2 novembre 2015 sous le haut patronage de son Excellence, Monsieur Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre du Niger. Le Projet régional d’autonomisation des femmes du Sahel et de dividende démographique procède d’une initiative conjointe des Nations Unies et du Groupe de la Banque mondiale (BM) pour répondre à l’appel lancé par les Présidents des pays du Sahel.

15 Jul 2015 description

Journée Mondiale de la Population 2015.

Mettre les médicaments essentiels et de qualité à la portée des populations en particulier les plus vulnérables sur toute l'étendue du territoire national c'est le pari que la Centrale d’Achat des Médicaments, Equipements et Consommables Médicaux (CAMEC ) et entrain de gagner avec le soutient du Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population (UNFPA).

09 Apr 2015 description

Le 07/04/2015

Dans le cadre de la coopération avec le Gouvernement mauritanien et du soutien qu’il apporte à l’action des partenaires humanitaires et de développement, le Gouvernement du Japon a décidé d’accorder un financement de 11,8 millions de Dollars américains à cinq projets d’assistance aux populations en Mauritanie et de 9,105 millions de Dollars à cinq projets d’envergure régionale.

23 Sep 2014 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.

17 Apr 2008 description

First Global Broadcast - Women on the Frontline - Presented by Annie Lennox on BBC World, Tomorrow, 18 April 2008 at 1930 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Geneva - This is an unfortunate anniversary.

Fourteen years ago, in April 1994, news got out that ethnic violence in Kigali was spreading throughout Rwanda. Since then, the world community has struggled to explain how the genocide of 800,000 people happened in full view, but less discussed is the ongoing impact of the rape and other forms of sexual violence committed against hundreds of thousands of women.

Violence against women is the theme …