Source: Daily News
Women and youths have been encouraged to own land that they may use as collateral when applying for business loans from financial institutions such as banks in the country.

Source: UN News Centre
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women today agreed on a roadmap to women's full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.

Source: IPS
A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

Source: Premium Times
The UN Development Programme, UNDP, says in spite of the progress recorded globally, women are still the most marginalized group.

Source: Premium Times
The UN Development Programme, UNDP, says in spite of the progress recorded globally, women are still the most marginalized group.

Source: SANews
The 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which is currently underway in New York, is discussing "Women Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work".

Source: AllAfrica

Twenty-three-year-old Radiya Ahmed Rufai is about to deliver her first child. But she has developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder that leads to a sharp rise in blood pressure.

Source: VOA

East African leaders attending the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Kenya this week are expected to talk about Somali refugees and regional security. However, there are doubts that IGAD has what it takes to ease the crisis in the region.


Rabecca Mathew was born into war. Her family fled violence in South Sudan when she was just two years old, to a refugee camp in Uganda. “I didn’t get to know what peace meant,” she says. “I didn’t get to live in my own country or have the normal development process that a child should have where you don’t feel restricted.”

Source: Relief Web

Despite good progress, much more needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Khartoum 22nd March 2017: Across the globe, March 22 every year is set aside to celebrate progress in water towards achieving global targets and to garner more political support. This year's theme: Why waste water? Is in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.


This week, a group of 850 refugees left Dadaab refugee camp for Somalia under the ongoing voluntary repatriation program.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross

The Uganda Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are scaling up emergency water treatment and latrine construction in northern Uganda as thousands of refugees fleeing violence and hunger in South Sudan stream into the country daily.


The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency.


Young women attending the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women met UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street on 17 March.

Source: News Deeply

Until recently, refugee education was planned with the singular purpose of preparing students to return to their countries of origin. Refugees hoped for and planned for a return home. Many still do.

Source: UNHCR 

It is eight o’clock in the morning. As punctual as ever, Jamila Ali Hassan, 30, opens the creaking door of the Dairy Retail Cooperative in the Melkadida refugee camp, ready to receive the farmers who beat a path to the door.

Source: News Deeply 

Jewel looks like a frightened bird who has finally found shelter from a storm as she steps on board the Aquarius. She shivers from cold and fear after having survived a dreadful nine-hour journey across the sea from Libya, in a small rubber boat crammed with over 100 people. Her clothes are still soaking wet when she bursts into tears in the arms of the MSF midwife who is welcoming women on board.

Source: The Herald
About 60 Zimbabwean women, who are victims of human trafficking, are stuck in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

Source: VOA
Malawian Airlines made history Thursday with an all-female operated and supported flight from Blantyre, Malawi, to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. The two-hour flight by a Bombardier Q400 aircraft that took off from Chileka International Airport was the first of its kind in Malawi's aviation history.

Source: IPS 
A new UN initiative launched on Monday night calls the women's pay gap, which sees women paid 23 percent less than men globally: "the biggest robbery in history."

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