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From where I stand: “If I am on the receiving end of violence, should I not be included in the discussions to end it?”

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hajiya Amina Ahmed is a peacebuilder from Nigeria who works across religious and ethnic lines to empower women and build peaceful communities. During a recent visit to a rural community, she, along with other women peacebuilders, convinced the community leader to appoint women in the traditional councils. More

Joint UN–AU high-level delegation to Nigeria and the DRC to spotlight women, peace and security agenda

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Today, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed began a first-of-its-kind visit to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), joined by the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and the African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop. More

Strong steps forward for the African continent as Nigeria and Liberia undertake new legislation

Friday, September 30, 2016

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women on the occasion of parliamentarians in Nigeria and Liberia taking positive steps to directly support inclusivity and create opportunities for women. More

From where I stand: Hajiya Halima Mahdi

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hajiya Halima Mahdi, 60, is a female chief and retired civil servant from Kaltungo local government, Gombe State, Nigeria. She is one of the 50 women mentors trained by UN Women as part of the Northern Nigeria Women, Peace and Security Programme, funded by the European Union, which aims to strengthen women’s leadership and engagement in peacebuilding efforts. More

Women police climb the ranks across Africa

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Across the globe, women are still only a tiny portion of the security sector, but across Africa, some inroads are being made. More

Fostering a new, empowered generation

Monday, January 18, 2016

Youth around the world work on projects to help women in their communities achieve their full potential. More

Women’s Situation Rooms boost peaceful voting in Africa

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As countries across the African continent gear up for elections in the coming months, women are taking an active role in ensuring peaceful voting and meaningful participation, through Women’s Situation Rooms. More

Statement of the Executive Director of UN Women for the 500th day since the Chibok kidnappings

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This week, 500 days will have passed since the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from their hostel in Chibok, northern Nigeria. In a statement, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for the global community to do more to protect girls, as well as boys, and prevent the spread of extremist groups such as Boko Haram. More

In the words of Edith Chukwu: I want to see a world free of violence against women and girls

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words… More

Statement of the Executive Director of UN Women on the one-year anniversary of the Chibok kidnappings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In a statement on the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says their imprisonment is a stark reminder of the ongoing impunity that accompanies this type of violence. She urges the global community to work together to adopt a coordinated response that addresses the drivers of extremist violence. More

Stock exchanges ring their opening bells for gender equality

Monday, March 9, 2015

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and International Women’s Day, stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative in supporting gender equality and highlighting the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women. More

UN Women action to confront the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease, coordinating UN efforts to address gender within the response, and supporting the collection of sex-disaggregated data. To help curb the spread of Ebola and mitigate its impacts, UN Women has focused on supporting sensitization and advocacy on Ebola and its gender dimensions primarily in Liberia and Sierra Leone, but with some efforts in Nigeria, where we are making relevant materials available in local languages. More

Ebola outbreak takes its toll on women

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Women are on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with female nurses representing the majority of the medical personnel who have died from the virus. More

Op-ed: For a Better World for All

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In a joint statement at the 100-day mark since the abduction of 276 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka say we must not forget these girls, and we must keep demanding action to bring them back. This as governments, global experts and campaigners from across the world met in London for the first ever Girl Summit this week. More

On solidarity mission, UN Women Executive Director visits girls school in Nigeria

Monday, May 19, 2014

In the wake of the horrific abduction of more than 200 school girls, which has ignited global outrage, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joined a delegation that visited the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in the town of Abaji, Nigeria, from 17-18 May. The FGGC Abaji is one of the Federal Government’s all-girls colleges similar to the FGGC Chibok, where more than 200 students were kidnapped on 14 April, in Chibok, Nigeria. More

#BringBackOurGirls: A joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In this joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, and Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, say violation of the rights of women and girls on such a scale, no matter who they are and where they are, requires the whole world to stand up and take action. More

Joint statement on the abduction of school girls in Borno State, Nigeria

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui. More

Property and inheritance rights key to empowering women living with HIV, say grass-roots groups

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At a recent dialogue in Gambia, regional networks of women living with HIV called on policymakers to address women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV. More

Paving a path towards equality, with greater voice to grass-roots women

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Three new programmes of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality seek to give grass-roots women a more active role in government in Nigeria and Georgia and counter cultural arguments to CEDAW in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. More

Phase II Grantees & Project Descriptions

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Phase II grantees and project descriptions of UN Women’s "Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV and AIDS" More

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