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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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UN delivers lifeline to Africa women groups for COVID-19 response

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The UN Women says it is supporting to the work of grassroots women’s organisations in Covid-19 response through two financing initiatives: the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF), to which UN Women provides board leadership and secretariat support, and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UNTF EVAW). Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women In addition to the dramatic health crisis, the ...

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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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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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IWD 2017: Women must be part of digital revolution – Mlambo-Ngcuka

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UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on International Women’s Day (IWD), says that if women are to compete successfully for high-paying ‘new collar’ jobs, they need to, among others, be part of the digital revolution Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities – typically more than double the time spent by men ...

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Women key agents for tackling climate change

Maria Noel Vaeza

GCF’s direct access country partners take part in UN Women training session on women’s empowerment to scale up climate action The “why” and “how” of mainstreaming women’s empowerment in the context of climate change projects and programmes was the focus of a one-day training session held recently as part of the Green Climate Fund’s Accelerating Direct Access week. Organised jointly ...

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