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Rural Ugandan women living with HIV break stigma and build businesses

30 January 2017

A series of entrepreneurship trainings developed by UN Women has equipped women living with HIV and AIDS with essential social and economic skills in Karamoja, Uganda. More

“I Am Evelyn Amony”: A memoir of war, rape and survival

15 June 2016

Evelyn Amony was just 11 years old when soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) kidnapped her from her home in Kalalo, in northern Uganda. She spent 11 years with the LRA. Her memoir, “I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my Life from the Lord's Resistance Army,” was launched on 15 June at the Japan Society in New York, co-hosted by UN Women and the International Center for Transitional Justice. The gripping autobiography tells an incredible story of survival. More

Media advisory: Book launch and workshop on women and girls in conflict: Learning from lived experience to inform policy responses

08 June 2016

The New York launch of Evelyn Amony's memoir, I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming my Life from the Lord's Resistance Army, which reflects on Amony’s life as the forced wife of Joseph Kony, will be followed by an all-day workshop that will use Amony’s book as a starting point for a discussion on learning from lived experiences to develop better policy responses, highlighting personal stories from Uganda, Kenya and Colombia and looking at other contexts, like Nigeria. More

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to the electoral process in Uganda

17 February 2016

The official opening of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room was held on 15 February 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The Women’s Situation Room is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence arising before, during and after elections. More

From complex coding in Kigali to graduation gowns in Pittsburgh

26 March 2015

From Nairobi and Kampala, passing through Kigali and Pittsburgh, on their way to visit New York City on 11 March – for Ivy Wainain and Lynn Kirabo, walking through UN Women Headquarters is a “surreal” feeling. They take stock of every step they have undertaken to reach the milestone they are about to achieve – graduating from a Master’s degree in the United States. More

"I came to CSW because..."

19 March 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW… More

In the words of Evelyn Amony: “I was forced to become one of his 27 'wives' ”

08 May 2014

Evelyn Amony was abducted by the Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) when she was only 12 years old. For nearly three decades, this rebel group has committed a range of atrocities including the abduction of children, rape, killing, maiming and sexual slavery. Today Evelyn is Chair of the Women’s Advocacy Network, comprised of over 400 formerly abducted and war-affected women, many of whom are speaking out and effectively advocating for gender justice in Uganda. In her own words, she tells her story… More

Ugandan Parliament adopts resolution to address needs of war-affected women

23 April 2014

Years of advocacy by women’s rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern Uganda pays off. Justice for conflict-affected women in Uganda took a big step forward as the Parliament unanimously passed a resolution calling for establishment of special programmes for people affected by the LRA war in northern Uganda. More

Women living with HIV cultivate leaders and food, in Uganda’s slums

07 April 2014

In the Katwe slum in Kampala, a group of women living with HIV are cultivating food, cleaning up the community and raising awareness of the right to sanitation and adequate housing. More

Ugandan and Taiwanese students win Women’s Empowerment Award at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

11 July 2013

Students from Uganda and Taiwan have been named the winners of the first Women’s Empowerment Award at Microsoft’s global student software competition Imagine Cup for cost-effective applications that can potentially improve women’s health. Jointly established by Microsoft and UN Women in 2013, the award supports technology solutions that address challenges women face globally. More

The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

01 July 2013

As the UN Secretary-General launches the latest annual report on progress towards the MDGs, a look at the impact of each of the eight goals on women and girls, as well as UN Women’s efforts to address remaining challenges. More

Press Release: Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

21 March 2013

The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015. More

The Knowledge Gateway to help entrepreneurs, workers and experts network and share information

08 March 2013

UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra introduced the new Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment, currently being developed by UN Women in partnership with the Government of Canada during a side event on 6 March at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57). More

Burns Violence Survivors rebuild their lives in Nepal

15 February 2013

In a country where an estimated 50 per cent of suicide cases follow burns violence, an NGO supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is helping survivors of burn attacks access treatment, counseling and legal aid they need. More

Lighting up lives: African women train as “barefoot” solar engineers

10 May 2012

An illiterate grandmother from a small village in Malawi, Stella found it hard to picture what lay ahead when she arrived at the Barefoot College of India. Six months later she emerged as one of 25 trained African solar technicians, ready to electrify her home village for the first time. More

Women in Uganda’s villages influence local budgets and policies

10 April 2012

“Now that I am aware of my rights as a citizen, I feel so empowered, said Aber Evalyn a 51 year-old woman from Uum village in the North of Uganda after participating in trainings held by the Forum for Women in Democracy to increase women's involvement in the decision-making processes at the community level." More

As reparations are considered in Northern Uganda, ways are sought to equally include female survivors

17 March 2012

Following decades of civil strife and insurgency in northern Uganda, there has been much discussion on how to achieve lasting reconciliation. High on this agenda is reparations for its victims. Reparations can acknowledge the rights and dignity of those harmed by conflict by providing some justice, and the resources to rebuild lives and communities. Yet any such programmes and frameworks must respond to the particular needs of all its victims, including those considered especially vulnerable. More

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