Too YOUNG to WED – End Child Marriage/slavery!

'By 2020, more than 140 million girls will have become child brides' – UN ... if we do not Take Action NOW !!! March 2013 – If current child marriage rates continue, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020, the United Nations said today, warning that little progress has been made towards ending this harmful practice. Of these 140 million girls, 50 million will be under the age of 15, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which added that … [Read more...]

Samantha Joan Nutt, CM, OOnt, FRCPC, CCFP – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this passionate activist, one woman that has devoted her life to humanitarian efforts in wars zones. She is a leading authority on the impact of war on civilians. Her reach has been global bettering the lives of children and their families at the front line of many of the world's major crises including Iraq, Afghanistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Darfur, South Sudan, Burundi, northern … [Read more...]

Italy donates $1.9 million for women and youth in Kenya and South Sudan

Project to support access to market for marginalized farmers June 2013, Rome - Poor women and youth in marginalized areas of Kenya and South Sudan will gain improved access to markets for their agricultural produce, under a new project agreement. The $1.9 million project falls under a broader FAO-Italy programme of food security through commercialization of agriculture, in Eastern Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. The project represents one of the major areas of … [Read more...]

Bridget Nagomoro – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this visionary, a young woman that persevered until her vision came true. Devoted to the education of girls, this powerhouse achieved her success in building a school in her village; after growing up as a child having to walk the five miles to school, after a morning filled with daily chores. This woman is a pure inspiration and a true celebration for all the women of our world!         WOMAN of … [Read more...]

South Sudan: UN official urges key role for women in drafting new constitution

Women in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS May 2013 – Women must play a greater role in South Sudan’s political life, from drawing up the country’s constitution to translating it into law, a United Nations official has urged, as the African nation prepares to draft its first legal framework. In a statement marking the opening of a UN-backed women’s national conference on constitutional development held in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, Raisedon Zenenga, the Deputy Special … [Read more...]

DAFUR, International donors pledge billions for recovery!

April 2013 – The International Donor Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur wrapped up today with calls from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Government of Sudan to demonstrate its commitment to the region and to facilitate humanitarian and development work there. “The Darfur Development Strategy acknowledges that while current conditions may not be perfect, ‘the people are ready for change’,” the Secretary-General said in his message to the Conference. The … [Read more...]

“Women’s Voices” Project celebrated in South Sudan

UNESCO, in partnership with the South Sudan Women Empowerment Network (SSWEN) and a local radio station, carried out a capacity building training for women living in Guedele, a suburb located in South Sudan. The training was organized in the framework of the “Women’s Voices” project aimed at enabling women across the country’s ten states to talk about issues that are important for them, such as girls’ education and access to clean water. During the training, high illiteracy among women was … [Read more...]

Employment | UN Women

Employment P_11_form_UNwomen - UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies and must be attached as part of online application in place of CV/resume. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Director, Human Resources Post Level: D1 Location: New York, USA Application Deadline: 26 March 2013 Economic Empowerment Advisor Post Level: P5 Location: Bangkok, … [Read more...]

Taking Action against Lord’s Resistance Army, Invisible Children, Security Council

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), also known as the Lord's Resistance Movement, is a Christian fundamentalist, militant new religious movement cult operating in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. It has been accused of widespread human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, child-sex slavery and forcing children to participate in hostilities. Initially it was an outgrowth and continuation of the larger armed … [Read more...]

SOUTH SUDAN: Women and children bear brunt of Jonglei violence

SOUTH SUDAN: Women and children bear brunt of Jonglei violence Women and children are increasingly being caught up in violent attacks Women and children disproportionately affected Disarmament stalled in Pibor Fears of violence grow as dry season arrives JUBA, December 2012 (IRIN) - Women and children are increasingly being caught up in violent attacks related to cattle rustling and inter-communal rivalries in South Sudan’s Jonglei State, say officials.Photo: Hannah … [Read more...]

South Sudan: Girls’ Ration Increases School Attendance/Eastern Equatoria

School officials in South Sudan say a monthly take-home food ration from the World Food Programme (WFP) has helped to reduce the number of female students dropping out of school. TORIT – Education will be critical as the world’s newest country builds its future, and South Sudan’s girls are getting a better chance at an education thanks to WFP. WFP supports girls through what is known as the “Girls’ Incentive,” which is designed to encourage girls’ enrolment in school and keep them … [Read more...]

LIGHT IS BASIC PROJECT – Initiative of YAWI in Kenya & South Sudan

YOUNG AFRICA WOMEN INITIATIVE YOUNG AFRICA WOMEN INITIATIVE (YAWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife, Gender based violence and young women in distress with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies changing Africa woman one at a time. Light is basic is an initiative of YAWI. The project is to provide rural women in Kenya and South Sudan with solar lanterns to light their homes. Most … [Read more...]

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