By Yeabu Tholley, in New York A roundtable discussion was convened by the African Union Commission on February 25th to discuss with Ministers for Gender and women’s affairs attending the 55th session of the CSW, as well as civil society representatives, the Commission’s plans for 2011 on the African Women’s Decade. Ms.Litha Musyimi – Ogana, […]

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By Naisola Likimani, March 1, 2011- New York, The importance of prioritizing education and health for adolescent girls was discussed by an illustrious panel that included the new Executive Director of UNFPA, the Director General of International Planned Parenthood, the Director General of UNESCO and the Ambassador from Bangladesh to the United Nations. In 2011, […]

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WE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM A WIDE RANGE OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND NETWORKS IN AFRICA & THE DIASPORA PARTICIPATING IN THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S CAUCUS AT THE 55TH SESSION OF CSW; RECOGNISE that education and training for girls and women throughout their lifetime is a fundamental human right to which Member States and […]

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By Naisola Likimani February 24, 2011, UN Women will be officially launched today February 24th, 2011, during the 55th Session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women here in New York. In the months leading up to this moment, civil society actors worldwide have been actively engaging with the transition process of UN […]

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By Lindiwe Makhunga, South Africa February 23, 2011 The mutually reinforcing relationship between violence against women and HIV/Aids is one that needs to be emphasized in order for effective policy to be formulated and implemented. Attending a parallel event at the 55th CSW hosted by the Woman Won’t Wait Campaign today reminded me of the […]

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FEMNET Launches African Women’s Journal – A Publication that documents African Women’s experiences during the African Women’s Decade 2010-2020. The African Women‘s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) has officially launched the African’s Journal a signature publication of the organization that will document the experiences of African women during the African Women’s Decade (AWD) period (2010-2020). […]

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By Sheila Mulli On 14th September, 2009, the General Assembly adopted resolution 63/311 that supports the establishment of a new composite entity that will bring together the mandates and assets of DAW (Division for Advancement of Women); OSAGI (Office of the Special Advisor for Gender Issues); UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women); and INSTRAW […]

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