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  • UN peacekeeper in DRC honoured for combatting sexual violence on frontlines
    15 november 2017 21:57:50
    Vancouver, Canada (PANA) – United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN roots for enhanced gender equality in agriculture in Rwanda
    13 november 2017 11:30:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - UN agencies will avail financial resources and technical expertise to the Rwandan government in a move to address current gaps that still exist to mainsitream gender into agricultural policies and programmes, according to an official statement made available on Monday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • De Beers empowers women entrepreneurs in Botswana
    09 november 2017 12:04:46
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International Diamond Company, De Beers, has announced a three-year investment scheme in capacity-building to support women micro-entrepreneurs in selected Botswana villages.Full text...

  • UN advocate vows to give 'visibility' to victims of sexual exploitation, abuse
    03 november 2017 20:31:40
    New York, USA (PANA) – Briefing the press at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, the first-ever UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse on Friday highlighted her role to give those who have suffered “visibility” and amplify their voices. Full text...

  • Security Council debate on ‘women, peace and security’ spotlights prevention, gender equality links
    28 october 2017 14:18:00
    New York, US (PANA) - At the Security Council on Friday, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure that UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable. Full text...

  • #MeToo movement stems from impunity and culture of silence, senior UN official says
    20 october 2017 11:46:42
    New York, USA (PANA) – Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality has said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression. Full text...

  • UN report outlines path towards closing gender gap, realizing reproductive health rights
    17 october 2017 20:27:37
    New York, USA (PANA) – Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality. Full text...

  • US: 'EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says
    11 october 2017 21:57:44
    New York, US (PANA) – The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises. Full text...

  • US: HRW says child marriage, limited education access are key barriers to girls' rights
    11 october 2017 06:57:43
    New York, US (PANA) – Child marriage and a lack of access to quality education are major barriers to progress for girls across the globe, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, on the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. Full text...

  • US: IMF reiterates commitment to gender equality in workplace
    04 october 2017 10:22:09
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has received the level of certification of Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), which recognises the Fund’s commitment to and progress in monitoring, benchmarking, and achieving workplace gender equality. Full text...

  • US: EU, UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence
    20 september 2017 22:57:36
    New York, US (PANA) – The European Union and the United Nations on Wednesday launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. Full text...

  • UN: Guterres hails transformative power of women’s economic empowerment
    20 september 2017 06:51:53
    New York, US (PANA) – Extolling the benefits of women’s economic empowerment, both for economies as well as societies as a whole, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and others to take measures to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the economy. Full text...

  • US: World leaders pledge to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse
    19 september 2017 06:15:16
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world to stand in solidarity to condemn sexual exploitation and abuse as he detailed the key initiatives at the heart of his victim-centred approach to address the scourge across the UN system. Full text...

  • US: UN, partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work
    19 september 2017 05:50:14
    New York, US (PANA) – Striving to raise women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched on Monday on the eve of the General Assembly debate. Full text...

  • US: Global leaders urged to help eliminate sexual exploitation, abuse
    18 september 2017 05:47:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Ahead of a high-level United Nations meeting on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Organization's Special Coordinator on the issue is urging global leaders to join the “Circle of Leadership,” lend the political weight of their offices, and act – both at the national and international levels – to eradicate the scourge. Full text...

  • US: UN Women launches forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women, girls in tech
    15 september 2017 05:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world. Full text...

  • US: Investing in women key sustainable peace in DR Congo, Nigeria – UN deputy chief
    10 august 2017 19:09:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Minister calls for harsher prison sentences for perpetrators of violence against women
    09 august 2017 14:02:59
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, on Wednesday called for harsher prison sentences for perpetrators of violence against women, saying that they should also not be considered for parole after serving their sentences. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EU injects Euros 600,000 to counter child marriage, FGM in Tanzania
    01 august 2017 19:39:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The European Union Delegation in Tanzania on Tuesday launched a Euros 600,000 (equivalent to 1,400,000,000 Tanzania shillings) three-year project (2017 – 2020) to counter child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the East African country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: WB, SVRI call for proposals for innovations to prevent gender-based violence
    01 august 2017 17:56:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) -The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) on Tuesday announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Landmark' new law protects Tunisian women from rape, domestic violence
    28 july 2017 16:02:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A new law passed on Thursday in Tunisia to crack down on violence against women has been hailed as a “landmark” of progress by human rights groups. Full text...

  • DRC: UN deputy chief vows to ensure displaced women return home in dignity
    28 july 2017 05:45:11
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations deputy chief, Amina Mohammed, wrapped up her visit to two African countries - Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) - where on Thursday she stressed the importance of women's participation in peace, security and development processes. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Rights group hails Tunisia's new law on violence against women
    27 july 2017 09:18:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Human Rights Watch has hailed the law on violence against women, including domestic violence, approved by the Tunisian parliament on Wednesday as a "landmark step for women’s rights". Full text...

  • DRC: Peace is 'bedrock' for women's dev't, human rights, says UN deputy chief
    26 july 2017 06:47:46
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (UN-AU) mission to Africa, which on Tuesday visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Nigeria: UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development
    21 july 2017 14:18:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well as ensuring that their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gender activist calls for better policies, job creation in Gambia
    19 july 2017 16:37:29
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Gambian gender activist has urged the new government of President Adama Barrow to change the bad policies of ex-president Yahya Jammeh and expand the economy to promote employment and development, especially for the youth. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission chief calls for end to dehumanizing treatment of women
    01 july 2017 11:19:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for an end to the mistreatment of women caught up in conflict in Somalia, South Sudan and the Lake Chad Basin through the acceleration of the continental efforts to silence the guns by 2020.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU gender Summit proposes economic empowerment measures
    30 june 2017 08:24:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) High-Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment has proposed measures to empower women and the youth economically through enhanced access to government contracts, equal employment chances and bank credit. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO to launch conferences on power of persuasion
    30 june 2017 06:26:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - Determined to fulfill its mission through advocacy for peace and development and through the soft power of persuasion, UNESCO is organizing a series of thematic conferences within the framework of “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today”. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ghanaian President appointed the AU Special Envoy for gender
    30 june 2017 06:08:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed to take an appointment of the African Union (AU) Chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to lead a gender empowerment campaign across Africa, a highlight to the intense efforts to empower the youth. Full text...

  • US: UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood must be ensured
    24 june 2017 05:54:26
    New York, US (PANA) – Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Chadian named AfDB's Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society
    20 june 2017 08:50:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB0 announces the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as its Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1 July, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN
    15 june 2017 03:14:32
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly US$5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed. Full text...

  • Botswana: NGOs step up anti-women abuse campaign in Botswana
    25 may 2017 09:32:37
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s civil society has announced plans to intensify public education against women abuse.Full text...

  • India: Spouses of AfDB workers donate cash to Ahmedabad orphanage
    25 may 2017 05:21:48
    Ahmedabad, India (PANA) - Spouses of workers with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday made a cash donation to the Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, one of the largest and oldest orphanages in India. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) costs Mauritius US$58m annually'
    24 may 2017 13:47:14
    Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Gender Equality Minister, Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, on Wednesday said that the aggregated economic cost associated with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is estimated at MRs 2 billion (about US$ 58 million) per year, approximating 0.6% of the island’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Full text...

  • Belgium: EU joins international pact combating violence against women
    11 may 2017 09:51:52
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union on Thursday confirmed its commitment to combating violence against women within its territory and globally. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'Gambian women played key role in forcing Jammeh out of office' - President Barrow
    05 may 2017 12:53:27
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has said despite being perceived as powerful and the "personality cult" built around the former President Yahya Jammeh, he was forced out of office because "the people came together and the women took a strong stand during the process." Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana signs new SADC gender protocol
    27 april 2017 15:45:31
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has signed the revised Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on gender and development. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian president urged to consider gender sensitivity in governance
    11 april 2017 11:10:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, Mrs. Hannah Foster, has called on Gambian president Adama Barrow to consider more gender sensitivity in governance.Full text...

  • UN: UN Commission agrees roadmap to women’s economic empowerment
    25 march 2017 14:06:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Friday agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: UN disability rights committee opens with a call on gender issues
    20 march 2017 21:44:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief tasks govts on women's empowerment policies
    19 march 2017 17:36:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has urged governments to implement policies and programmes that will enhance women's empowerment and gender equality, in order to achieve sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges gender parity rooted in women's empowerment
    18 march 2017 19:01:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Gender parity at political, cultural, economic and social level is a "central objective" and must be based on women's empowerment, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday.Full text...

  • UN: 'Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace'
    16 march 2017 21:12:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Tolerating violence against women in the workplace will have a huge cost to employers, including lost productivity, legal expenses, high turnover, sick leaves and harm to corporate reputation, panellists on Thursday said at a UN-hosted discussion in New York. Full text...

  • Zambia: NGOs urge President Lungu to discipline senior advisor Kaizar Zulu
    16 march 2017 15:27:06
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Non-Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has joined hands with those demanding that Zambian President Edgar Lungu takes action against his Political Advisor, Kaizar Zulu, who reportedly attacked a female police officer after a scuffle with Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials during the CAF Under-20 AFCON final match at the Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN reports slow women's political parity
    15 march 2017 21:43:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN agency tasked with supporting gender equality (UN Women) said on Wednesday at the launch of a visual representation of women’s political empowerment. Full text...

  • UN: UN launches network to end global gender pay gap
    14 march 2017 20:03:21
    New York, US (PANA) - With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the UN has launched a high-profile network to call for equal pay for work of equal value. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more men to stand up for women's empowerment
    14 march 2017 06:56:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the need for more men to support women's aspirations for leadership and to also stand up for gender equality and women empowerment. Full text...

  • Libya: Martin Kobler pays tribute to Libyan women
    09 march 2017 12:55:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – As part of celebrations in Libya marking the international women’s day, Mr. Martin Kobler, the special representative of the UN Secretary General and chief of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), says Libyan women showed a lot of courage in playing key roles in the 2011 revolution in their country. Full text...

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