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UNDP AFIM and APDEV present Digital Directory for Women and Youth [News]

The United Nations Development Program's African Facility for Inclusive Markets, in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency's Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (also known as "APDev") have developed a unique "living digital directory" - The African Women and Youth Finance...

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Opportunities from United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training (UNU-GEST) Programme [News]

The UNU-GEST Programme at the University of Iceland is inviting government ministries and agencies, NGOs, civil society foundations and international development partners working in the field of gender equality to nominate and encourage promising young professionals to apply for a five-month fellowships in the 2017 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in...

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BMGF Rethinks the Gender Data Gap [News]
"Not having data...means that you cannot design the right policies, you cannot track progress." - Mayra Buvinic

In 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity over the next 15 years. But without accurate global data on...

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Closing the Gender Gap in Humanitarian Action [News]

Did you know that when crises strike, gender inequalities are often exacerbated? UN Women has created an interactive infographic presenting the facts and figures of gender gaps in humanitarian action that should not be ignored. The infographic presents the current situation, particular impacts...

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New IFAD toolkit on "Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices" [News]

IFAD Policy and Technical Advisory division has just released a new toolkit on Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices.

This toolkit offers practical guidance, lessons and examples to help practitioners address this issue in the design and implementation of projects. It also provides...

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A delegation of the WFO Women Committee met local farmers in Zambia [News]

Agriculture remains the key priority sector in the growth and poverty reduction agenda of Zambia. Over 60 percent of the population derives its livelihood from agriculture.

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Lakshmi Puri calls Civil Society to take advantage of paradigm shift offered by SDGs [News]

Bogota, Colombia - On the occasion of the Gender Working Group event on 27 April during International Civil Society Week, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri gave the following remarks, calling on Civil Society to "capitalize on the aspirations set out in the 2030 Agenda".


I thank...

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In post-earthquake Ecuador, workshops and shelter visits seek to prevent violence against women [News]

Quito—On 16 April, Ecuador was rattled by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which has caused an estimated 650 deaths and left more than 25,000 people living in shelters.

Emergencies often tend to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities to violence, as social and institutional protection systems can be severely disrupted, increasing the risk of gender-...

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