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19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

05 Jul 2017 description

5 July 2017, Rome - Rural women and girls are key agents of change to free the world from hunger and extreme poverty, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today at a special side-event on gender equality and women's empowerment on the sidelines of the FAO's Conference.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of a WFP developed, multi-dimensional approach to nutritious school meals, a school garden is established in Nadhour, Zaghouan governorate. Trees have been planted, and the irrigation system and a greenhouse have been set up. The garden will supply the school canteens with fresh home-grown vegetables.

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.

14 Jun 2016 description

UNDP provides support to nearly 170 countries, about 40 of which are affected by crisis and have received rule of law support through the Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

11 Sep 2013 description

An expert dialogue on women in transition countries brought together 14 women leaders from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia to work together and identify issues specific to each country and determine common problems. USIP’s Steven Steiner summarizes their recommendations on how to overcome the challenges.

Summary

• Ongoing dialogues and forums on nations in transition reinforce the commonality of challenges related to women’s rights and roles in society, especially leadership in government.

28 Jun 2013 description

Published: June 28, 2013. By: Sahar F. Aziz.

In this peace brief, author Sahar F. Aziz argues that the biggest challenge for women in Arab Spring countries is trans­forming their leadership and influence into high-level governance positions, both elected and appointed.

Summary

•The biggest challenge facing women in Arab Spring countries is transforming their leadership and attendant influence during the revolutions into high-level governance positions, both elected and appointed, after the revolutions.

07 Mar 2013 description

African Development Bank operations have had a profound impact on women’s lives in Africa. Several successful examples from various education, employment, microfinance, social protection and health projects indicate that women and girls have better access to services and opportunities that have led to reductions in gender disparities and improvements in gender outcomes including women’s participation and empowerment.

Education and Girls’ Enrolment

01 Feb 2013 description

A campaign that won legal recognition for Arab women’s citizenship rights in nine jurisdictions is providing inspiration and tactical lessons for women facing growing discrimination across the Middle East.

With support from IDRC, the Beirut-based Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD.A) launched a regional research effort in 2002 to examine how women’s lack of citizenship rights leads to the denial of a host of other rights.

15 Jan 2013 description

TUNIS / GENEVA (14 January 2013) – The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice called on the Government of Tunisia to adopt stronger constitutional provisions on gender equality and non-discrimination, and to implement temporary special measures to accelerate increased participation of women in all spheres of lives.

07 Nov 2012 description
report UN Women

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.

04 Oct 2012 description

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique

Résumé

21 Aug 2012 description

GENEVA (21 August 2012) – The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice called on the new Tunisian Government to take all necessary steps to safeguard the country’s achievements on equality, non-discrimination and women’s human rights, in accordance with its international human rights obligations. In that respect, the experts emphasized the actions taken by successive Tunisian leaders to promote equality between women and men since the country’s independence.

21 Aug 2012 description

GENEVE (21 Août 2012) - Le Groupe de travail des Nations Unies sur la discrimination à l’égard des femmes dans la législation et dans la pratique a appelé le nouveau gouvernement tunisien à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour protéger les acquis du pays en matière d'égalité, de non-discrimination et des droits fondamentaux des femmes, conformément à ses obligations internationales en matière de droits de l'homme.

14 Aug 2012 description
report UN Women

Media Inquiries :

Mandy Kibel, mandy.kibel[at]unwomen.org, +1 646 781-4522

Calls on the Tunisian people and Government to continue championing gender equality in the constitutional revision process.

United Nations, New York — On National Women’s Day, UN Women recognizes and applauds the historic role Tunisia has played in the region as a pioneer for gender equality and women’s rights.

26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

31 Jan 2012 description
report UN News Service

30 janvier 2012 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon a exhorté dimanche les pays africains à garantir les droits civiques, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels afin de renforcer la stabilité et promouvoir le développement sur le continent.

30 Jan 2012 description
report UN News Service

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development in the continent. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a promise to all people in all places at all times,” Mr. told African leaders gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for the annual Summit of the African Union (AU).

He cited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity as one of the injustices that has been ignored or even sanctioned by many States for too long.