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Images: When women discussed climate change finance

21st Century Issues

Courtesy of the Centre for 21st Century Issues and Both Ends, the Capacity Building on Climate Finance and the Green Climate Fund for Women held recently in Lagos and Port Harcourt. While the version for South-South/East region held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the South West edition held in Lagos a week later on Wednesday, September 16. The day-long events ...

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SDGs: Group seeks women participation in governance

Women Assembly in Quito

A group, Foundation for Gender Equality and Good Governance (GEGG), has advocated for active participation of women in governance to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at a Women Assembly Mrs Esther Ereoye, the group’s Chief Executive Officer, made the advocacy during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, ...

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UNDP, EU want strong legislation to end rape, violence against women

Edward Kallon

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday, August 6, 2020 called for strong legislation to help end the rising rape cases and violence against women in the country. Mr. Edward Kallon, the UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria They made the call at a Virtual Roundtable Conference with traditional and religious leaders on “Eliminating Gender Based ...

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In memory of Mariam Yunusa, experts examine women’s livelihoods in post-Covid cities

Mariam Lady Yunusa Dialogue

How can we push for a change of work lifestyle for women post Covid-19? With respect to location, how can we deal with gender-based violence and humanise women in different locations? What will the planners do, going forward, to bridge the urban divide as we approach “the new normal”? The late Mariam Lady Yunusa Moderator, Lead Discussant and Panelists at ...

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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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World Mangrove Day: Gender equity key to mangrove restoration

Mangroves gender

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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Women frontrunners incite support for Paris accord

Women's Forum

Women leaders, under the aegis of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, have declared their backing for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying that they are in support of global efforts to realise the landmark accord. At the close of a gathering on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy, the women declared: “We want to express ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls

Dr Michael Ojo

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid says it aims to help change the secrecy, shame and stigma associated with menstruation – a situation faced by some 800 million women around the world on their periods. “Why does WaterAid want to bring periods out of the closet? The easier it is for people to discuss menstruation, whether they ...

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Japan bankrolls $3.7m infrastructure, livelihood overhaul in Sri Lanka

Japan-UNHabitat-SriLanka

The Government of Japan has announced that it is providing funding amounting to $3,678,178 (Japanese Yen 377 million) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the rehabilitation of community infrastructure, livelihood improvement and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces over the next two years. This initiative is an extension of the Japanese funded Phase I ...

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Pacific Island women’s high mercury levels attributed to predatory fish species consumption

A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention’s Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment (UNEP) reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies. The study, titled “Mercury monitoring in women of childbearing age in the Asia and the Pacific Region”, jointly conducted by the interim secretariat of the ...

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