Source: International Trade Centre |

The International Trade Centre (ITC), UN Capital Development Fund Partner to unlock financing for women, youth and small businesses

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unlock financing for small businesses, with a focus on women’s economic empowerment, youth entrepreneurship and supportive business ecosystems

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today strengthened their partnership to promote sustainable finance solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). ITC and UNCDF will focus on supporting businesses in frontier markets, emerging economies and least developed countries. The heads of the two…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Royal visit to Democratic Republic of Congo shows urgent need to tackle sexual violence in conflict

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joins Lord Ahmad on a visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to show urgent need to tackle sexual violence in conflict

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by FCDO Minister of State, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI), visits a ground-breaking foundation for survivors run by Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege; this is the first visit…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

United States (U.S.) Embassy supports Mbeya Women Entrepreneurs

The Mbeya cohort is the sixth group of women to participate in AWE

Thirty-one women entrepreneurs from Mbeya today concluded 13-weeks of specialized training in business and entrepreneurship funded by the U.S. government through its Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program.  The women were applauded and urged to continue with their revenue-generating activities during a graduation ceremony attended by Speaker of the National…

Source: UN News |

Fight Against Human Trafficking must be Strengthened in Ethiopia’s Wartorn North

Hundreds of children who have been separated from their families, especially in the Tigray region, are particularly vulnerable, warned the independent experts.

Throughout Ethiopia’s Tigray, Afar and Amhar regions, women and girls are becoming increasingly vulnerable to abduction and sex trafficking as they flee ongoing armed conflict, a group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Monday. The protracted conflict in the three northern regions have heightened risks of trafficking for sexual…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

United Nations Women and Partners in Working towards Creating a Better Understanding of Women Human Rights in Uganda

UN Women organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop from 19th to 23rd September 2022 at the Jinja Nile Resort

UN Women Uganda, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U) recently developed Safety and Security Guidelines for Women Human Rights Defenders in Uganda. The development of the guidelines was preceded by three regional training sessions in Karamoja, Rwenzori,…

Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone introduces Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer

Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women with an estimated 266,000 deaths and 528,000 new cases each year

In a move to protect adolescent girls from cervical cancer, the Government of Sierra Leone today introduced the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to the routine immunisation schedule and launched the start of a campaign to reach 153,991 girls with the vaccine. The introduction of HPV vaccine is one of the…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

New report outlines how digital finance can drive women’s economic empowerment in Africa

The report pinpoints five key issues affecting the use of digital finance as a catalyst for women’s economic empowerment in Africa

A new report reveals persistent barriers in the digital finance sector that limit women’s economic empowerment in Africa, while recommending policy responses to overcome them. Commissioned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the latest edition of the biennial African Women’s Report was published today. The report analyses the digital finance ecosystem…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Ethiopia: Critical moment to strengthen fight against trafficking in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara

The UN experts raised serious concerns about Eritrean refugee women and children being at particular risk of trafficking for sexual exploitation, following abductions and displacement

Women and girls in the Tigray, Afar and Amhar are increasingly vulnerable to abduction and trafficking for sexual exploitation as they flee the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, UN experts* warned today. The protracted armed conflict in the Tigray, Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have heightened risks of trafficking for…

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Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros

Around 17 per cent of women in the Comoros have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence in their lives

Around thirty per cent of girls in The Comoros become child brides, and they make up the vast majority of sexual violence cases reported across the African country. Tackling this scourge was the theme of a recent UN event held during the opening session of the General Assembly, at which…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Mothers Adopt Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Drugs to Keep Malaria at Bay in Adamawa State

SMC is administered monthly for four months during the highest malaria transmission periods, using Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) and Amodiaquine (AQ) (SPAQ) to children aged 3 – 59 months to reduce the cases of malaria outbreaks

Sitting on a wooden stool in front of her house at Dobeli community in Yola North Local Government Area (LGA), Hajara Yusuf, a (27 years old mother of three) was coaxing her sons to take the seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) drugs. “I usually look forward to when they administer the…