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#Africaday2022 Working with @EUtoAU and other UN partners we’re Africa’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Learn more about #SpotlightEndViolence on this #AfricaDay #Africa #loveafrica #Genderequality 👉unwo.men/NlGn50Jhepq
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40% of 20-24 year-olds in East and Southern Africa have #NEET status. What are the implications? Learn more here👉 bit.ly/YouthNEETinESA #NEET #generationequality #womencount #youth #youthemployement #womensempowerment @ILO @UNFPA
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We need to strengthen youth coordination and participation and ensure that their needs are met. Michael Faraday, Coordination and Research, UN Women. #NEET #generationequality #womencount #youth #youthemployement #womensempowerment @ilo @UNFPA
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Some of the major factors affecting #NEET status include, economic context, population growth, poverty, education, employment opportunities and also societal norms and attitudes towards young women - Helen Perry, Education Policy Analyst, UN Women #youthemployement @ilo @UNFPA
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It's important to evaluate reasons for potential policy interventions as a high #NEET rate compared with the youth unemployment rate could mean that a large number of youths are discouraged workers or do not have access to education. Maria Payet, Labour Statistician, ILO #NEET
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Unpaid family agriculture contributes significantly to youth not in employment, education or training in the region especially for young women in Uganda, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Kenya #NEET. @ILO @UNFPA @UN_Women Learn more bit.ly/NEETReportESA
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The data on child marriage and its implications for young women not in employment confirms the reality in Malawi. Negative social norms and cultural practices are the main causes. Yemi Falayajo, UN Women Malawi. #NEET #YOUTH @UN_Women @ilo @UNFPA 👉bit.ly/YouthNEETinESA
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Youth aged 15-24 years comprise more than 250 million of Sub-Saharan Africa's >1.3 billion population. Human capital is a huge resource for #Africa but this population must be well educated ~ Eliya Zulu @Afidep Executive Director. #NEET #youth #youthemployement @ilo @UNFPA
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How do we mobilize the technical and financial resources to make sure that #youth are properly equipped to be the driving force for Africa’s socio-economic transformation? ~ Eliya Zulu @Afidep Executive Director. #NEET #womencount #youth #youthemployement @ilo @UNFPA
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We need to close the gender gap to benefit meaningfully from the segment of the young population that has the capacity to work and achieve Africa’s socio-economic development goals ~ Eliya Zulu @Afidep Executive Director. #NEET #generationequality #youthemployement @ilo @UNFPA
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We also need to bring together multiple stakeholders to assist in these efforts. However there are financial strain but through advocacy we can achieve a lot. #NEET #generationequality #womencount #youth #youthemployement #womensempowerment @UN_Women @ilo @UNFPA
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#AfricaDay2022 As the world celebrates #AfricaDay today, Resident Coordinators and @UN Country Teams across Africa are getting together to share their special messages on #GenderEquality and #womenempowerment! #mybeautifulafrica #loveafrica #thisisafrica
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#Africaday2022 Working with @EUtoAU and other UN partners we’re Africa’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Learn more about #SpotlightEndViolence on this #AfricaDay #Africa #loveafrica #Genderequality 👉unwo.men/NlGn50Jhepq
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#Africaday2022 Today is #AfricaDay and we’re celebrating the African Girls Can Code Initiative @AGCCIAfrica that’s working to empower girls across the continent with the knowledge they need in #STEM education to bridge the #genderdigitalgap. Read more👉unwo.men/rboj50JghfN
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UN Women Africa retweeted
Merci infiniment @aliounetine16 d'avoir bien voulu partager avec nos Representants Pays une analyse pertinente des crises régionales et surtout des perspectives sur la gouvernance, la democratie et la sécurité en Afrique @unwomenafrica #kebetu #Senegal
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UN Women Africa retweeted
RSSG #ANNADIF a pris aujourd’hui part à la retraite des représentants de #ONUFemmes en #Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Il est intervenu sur le thème « le positionnement d’@ONUFemmes dans un monde qui change ».
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In her opening remarks, @OulimataSarr reminded that the #Sahel has been the epicenter of violent extremism, but at the same time is confronted with #ClimateChange with 15 of the countries in the region that are affected by #GlobalWarming. Women are affected by both phenomena
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Why a joint retreat? It is important to have flagship initiatives that the whole region can carry. WCARO's initiative is @AWLNetwork to awaken women's movements. ESARO has the lead on mobilizing traditional leaders on #FGM or child marriage. This is the "All Africa Strategy"
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Mahamat Saleh Annadif, RSSG and Head of @UN_UNOWAS reviewed the political and security situation as well as the implementation of the #R1325, #R2242 resolutions on women, #peace and security in West Africa and #Sahel #ANNADIF
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