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COVID-19: UN chief says women are central to response, difficult decisions needed in Africa

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 said that women would be central to every aspect of the pandemic response. UN chief, António Guterres. Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten According to him, stimulus packages must prioritise putting cash in the hands of women and increasing social protection. Guterres made this known in a statement during the launch of ...

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COVID-19: UN donates N38m palliatives to vulnerable Nigerian women

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The UN Women says it has donated N38 million to Nigeria in the wake of the coronavirus, to boost palliatives for vulnerable women in the country. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women According to a statement on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Abuja by Mercedes Alfa, UN Women Media Officer, the fund was presented to the Minister of Women Affairs, ...

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World Mangrove Day: Gender equity key to mangrove restoration

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Women and men in coastal communities are often closely connected to their coastal ecosystems and gender roles are often traditionally identified and clearly divided. Women and men differ in how they interact and depend upon mangroves – how they use the ecosystem, which mangrove products they choose, and the benefits they receive, write Juliet Blum and Dorothée Herr, as the ...

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Need for disaster management-gender mainstreaming policy implementation underscored

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Participants at the just concluded two-day National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) organised and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported Expert Review Workshop held at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos, Plateau State, have emphasised that all hands must be on deck in implementing the policy on mainstreaming gender in disaster management when it becomes a working ...

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Why gender should be mainstreamed in disaster management, by NEMA

NEMA Jos

A call has been made by the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr Mustapha Maihaji, for gender perspective to be adopted in disaster management policies in Nigeria. Making this call on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in his address at the commencement of the two-day NEMA organised and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported Expert Review Workshop at the ...

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Manual seeks to mainstream gender in climate action

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The UN Women, with support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has launched a new guidebook to help practitioners mainstream gender into climate change projects and programmes. It has been described as a “go-to” publication, which presents methodologies and tools to address the gender gap. Gender mainstreaming for climate change is the process of assessing and responding to the differentiated ...

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Nigeria’s climate agenda to adopt gender-sensitive approach

Woman farmer

Nigeria has been asked to take urgent steps to incorporate gender sensitive approach in its implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change with full participation of all stakeholders, especially women. Participants at the National Consultative Workshop on Gender and Climate Change that held last month in Abuja, who made the submission, called on stakeholders to work towards ensuring equal ...

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Video: Women and rural water access

Salamat Rural Water Access Big Story

Government initiative aimed at involving women in the protection of water facilities is likely to be frustrated, no thanks to socio-cultural factors wherein women are not to be seen in some communities in Nigeria.

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Nigeria engages Paris Agreement to drive gender, youth agenda

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“I urge you to come out with a national work plan on gender and climate change that is implementable, achievable, smart and that would address the nation’s challenging problems in the short, medium and long term. We must also develop and implement specific plans to fill the gaps in adaptation, capacity building, education, access to safe, affordable, available and sustainable ...

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Uganda supports gender-responsive biodiversity conservation

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Uganda, a country renowned for its rich biodiversity, is taking strides to integrate gender considerations into its national policies, plans and programmes to implement its obligations under the Convention and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The efforts by Uganda are said to be contributing to the ongoing global effort to achieve gender equity and equality, as reflected in the ...

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