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Monday, March 10, 2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The newly appointed Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will visit Malawi from 6 to 9 October, on her first official country mission. She will reinforce UN Women’s support to Malawi in advancing gender...
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Increasing women’s participation in politics and economy and ending violence against women to be a key focus of the visit. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 26 to...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Women legislators under their umbrella association, the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), and the Forum for Women in Development (Fowode), have appealed to government to allocate more resources to districts to finance women activities...
Monday, August 06, 2012
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 08-Aug-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Aug-2012...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The number of female elected parliamentarians in Senegal’s National Assembly has almost doubled thanks to the impact of new parity laws on the July elections With 44.6 per cent of female parliamentarians, Senegal has come close to achieving parity...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In a meeting with UN Heads of Agencies in Kenya, the incoming United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon concluded his first visit to Africa with a strong message on promotion of women's leadership and zero tolerance for sexual violence...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In a meeting with UN Heads of Agencies in Kenya, the incoming United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon concluded his first visit to Africa with a strong message on promotion of women's leadership and zero tolerance for sexual violence and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UNIFEM, Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council and other partners launched an advocacy dialogue on 30 January 2007 with the parliament's portfolio committees on Gender and Health: "Facing the Challenges of Home-Based Care Date: 2 February...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
President Yoweri Museveni has attacked Busiro East MP Susan Nakawuki (FDC) as a young and inexperienced politician who cannot effectively represent her electorate in the Parliament. To read the full article, please visit the New Vision's...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in empowering women in politics,...