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Created Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Modified Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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African Gender Equality Index 2015 EN

Across Africa, women and men often experience different opportunities, conditions and privileges; they earn different wages, do not have the same access to education and are not always equal before the law. The Africa Gender Equality Index measures these differences across three dimensions: economic opportunities, human development, and law and institutions. Each dimension draws on a set of indicators that provide an overall score for every country.

Created Date Monday, 14 March 2016
Modified Date Monday, 14 March 2016
Filesize 497 Kilobytes

African Gender Scorecard

A review of the economic performance of African countries reveals remarkable economic growth in the past decade, averaging 5 to 7 per cent, and boasting 6 out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world.  This rosy picture masks greatly alarming gender inequities and exclusion in the core sectors driving this economic growth, with negative multiplier effects on women’s socio-economic and political empowerment.

Created Date Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
Filesize 2.48 Megabytes

Empowering Women for Sustainable Energy Solutions to address Climate Change (working paper draft designation)

Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. Women’s knowledge, empowerment and collective action are central to finding and building more environmentally sustainable pathways to manage our environment; adapt to climate change; and secure access to sustainable energy.

It is clear that gender, environment and climate change are cross-cutting issues that need to be addressed simultaneously to achieve sustainable development goals and to address existing inequalities.

Created Date Sunday, 20 December 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Gender equality as a pathway for sustainable development: (Lessons learned in Eastern and Southern) Africa Gender Climate Brief

Gender equality as a pathway for sustainable development: Lessons learned in Eastern and Southern Africa The cross-cutting issues of gender, environment and climate change need to be addressed simultaneously to advance sustainable development1 in line with the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and address existing inequalities. A common challenge in tackling cross-cutting issues is ensuring that they are prioritized – and implemented – in national, sector and district policies and budgets

Created Date Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
Filesize 355 Kilobytes

Infographic on Extractives in Kenya Blessing or curse

The discovery of natural resources for extraction in a country may signal good news, but it requires sound policy and responsible management.

Created Date Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice Securing the Peace UNW Global Study

To mark the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of resolution 1325 (2000), the Security Council adopted resolution 2122 (2013) inviting the Secretary-General to conduct a review with regard to the implementation of resolution 1325. The review was to identify the gaps and challenges, as well as emerging trends and priorities for action. It requested the Secretary- General to thereafter submit a report based on the findings of this review to the Security Council in October 2015.

Created Date Monday, 12 October 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Infographics of the Mzalendo Report on Women Parliamentarians' Contributions in the 11th Parliament

Infographics of a report by Mzalendo on women MPs contributions showing the topical issues they covered on the floor of the House and in committees and profiling the best performing MPs

Created Date Friday, 09 October 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Mui Policy Brief 2015: A case study of Gender Dimensions and Implications on Coal Mining in Mui Basin, Kitui County.

The recent large-scale discovery of valuable extractive resources oil, gas and minerals in Eastern and Southern Africa presents great potential for shared economic growth and could drastically reduce poverty levels in these countries. The oil, gas and mineral value chains have important opportunities and considerations for women'€™s engagement, which are currently not being fully realized.

Created Date Friday, 09 October 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Mainstreaming Gender in HIV and AIDS responses in the extractive industries sector

UN WOMEN’s Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa has a new and expanding program on gender and the extractive industries. Working collaboratively with industry, government and civil society partners, this program seeks to add new knowledge and practices to the enable the oil, gas and mining industries to fulfill their potential to meaningfully contribute to positive and inclusive development outcomes for men and women in the region. As part of this program UN WOMEN have an ongoing initiative examining the gender dimensions of HIV and AIDS as they intersect with the extractive industries. This initiative has involved desk research and consultations with industry representatives, and has resulted in a two-part publication.

Created Date Monday, 21 September 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
Filesize 634 Kilobytes

Womens Capacity in Peace building A Case of Marsabit County in Northern Kenya

Like in many parts of Africa, women’s participation in peace building in Marsabit County, Northern Kenya has been reportedly low. Although a lot has been said on their need to participate, scanty research has been done to establish whether the women have the required capacity to contribute meaningfully. The overall aim of this research was to establish the women’s capacity in peace building and the extent to which it influenced their participation.

Created Date Monday, 21 September 2015
Modified Date Friday, 15 January 2016
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Women Natural Resources Management and Peace building in Turkana County

The subject of natural resources management and its relationship with peacebuilding and the role of women has received heightened attention in the last decade. Following the UN organizations survey of current global situation in 2013, organizations were encouraged to undertake specific studies in their regions. UN Women- Kenya and IPSTC focused on Turkana County.

The study has explored women participation in natural resources management (NRM) and peacebuilding (PB) as they seek to meet livelihoods for their families and communities. The position of women among the pastoralists has been well explored exposing their marginalization in land, livestock, pasture, resources governance and ownership. This situation also prevails in planning and implementation of PB activities.

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