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Climate-smart agriculture paving the way for women’s empowerment in Mali and Malawi

Friday, March 16, 2018

As rural communities in Africa toil with the impact of climate change, enhancing the economic empowerment of women farmers through climate-smart agriculture is becoming critical, said local actors from Mali and Malawi at a side event co-organized by UN Women on 14 March at the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). More

Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In Mali, agriculture is a key sector to lift women out of poverty. But the increasing degradation of land and natural resources caused by climate change is making women more vulnerable. To combat the negative impact of climate change on women’s livelihoods, a new UN Women programme is helping local producers adapt to new challenges.  More

Ending harmful traditional practices in Mali

Monday, February 5, 2018

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is supporting the Malian organization AMSOPT to change social norms and provide access to medical and psychosocial services for survivors of FGM/C, which is often referred to as excision in Mali. More

Press release: UN Initiative to boost resilience of women and youth in the Sahel through climate-smart agriculture launched at One Planet Summit

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement. More

Malian artists take a stand to end violence against women

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Launched in April 2017 by a group of young women artists from different parts of Africa, the ‘Moussoya ye Koba Ye’ programme (meaning “It’s a great thing to be a woman”) aims to engage youth to take a stand against gender-based violence in Mali. The initiative is funded by the Embassy of Canada. More

From where I stand: “Today, I am living my dream, because I got a second chance”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Aissata Ibrahim Maiga is a 37-year-old journalist from Mali, currently anchoring the 8 p.m. news on the national television. More

From where I stand: Balla Mariko

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Balla Mariko, 40, a father of two young daughters and a son, is a member of civil society networks working to promote human rights. More

From where I stand: Francesca De Antoni

Monday, November 14, 2016

Francesca De Antoni, 31, is a UN Volunteer and a Programme Coordinator based in UN Women’s office in Mali for a project supported by the Peace Building Fund. More

From where I stand: Haidara Djeneba Sy

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Haidara, Djeneba Sy is a religious woman leader from Mali, and a fearless advocate for women’s economic empowerment and rights. Women can play a significant role in combating extremism, she says, but not when they are poor and weak. More

From where I stand: Assétou Touré

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Assétou Touré is a 49-year-old woman from Mali and a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. She has devoted her life to battling the harmful practice. More

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, February 5, 2016

With 6 February marking International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN Women unveils the story of Assétou Touré, a survivor of FGM from Mali who is working to eradicate the harmful practice in her country. Ms. Touré's story is part of our new series "From where I stand", which captures the unique and powerful experiences of women across the globe. More

Hotline helps prevent gender-based violence in Mali

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

To provide appropriate measures to combat and prevent gender-based violence in Mali and, in particular, to reduce the risk of this calamity escalating during crisis and post-crisis situations, UN Women—working in partnership with the National Police of Mali—decided to open a hotline to provide support for women and girls experiencing gender-based violence. More

Women in Mali demand equal role in Peace Accords

Friday, October 9, 2015

Before and after reaching a peace agreement in June, women leaders have been pressuring decision-makers for 50-50 representation in all bodies involved in its implementation. More

In Mali, renewable energy boosts agricultural production

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

UN Women supports hundreds of women in 13 rural areas by transforming the economic and social landscape to support their resilience in the face of climate change. More

Press release: Closing the gender gap in education

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank. 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

UN Women Executive Director reinforces role of women as agents of peace and development in Sahel region on visit led by UN Secretary-General

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is traveling this week with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his delegation on a visit to the Sahel region. More

Malian women press for peaceful, fair elections

Thursday, July 25, 2013

On the eve of Mali's historic presidential elections on 28 July 2013, UN Women is supporting a platform for information and debate about women’s issues. More

Fifty countries voice support for UN Women at pledging event

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ten countries committed to increase contributions, 14 announced multi-year pledges and five new countries became donors at a special pledging event for the organization on 26 June, during the 2013 annual session of its Executive Board at UN Headquarters in New York. More

We are integral to sustainable peace, recovery and development, say Malian women

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

At a conference for international donors in Brussels on 15 May, Malian women will present their recommendations, calling for more effective contributions to economic development and for women to play a greater role in conflict resolution and rebuilding of their country. More

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