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16 Days of Activism

Violence against women has worsened due to COVID-19 pandemic

New UN Women report shows that women’s feelings of safety have been eroded.

Now is the time to sprint if we want to end hunger, achieve other SDGs

— Dr. Jemimah Njuki, the Custodian for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and a Food Systems Champion.
Women in Conflict

Ethiopia: UNFPA calls for the protection and justice for women and girls in Tigray

— Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.
Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud

Chad at the UN: Determined to have African voices heard in international forums

— Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud is the Permanent Representative of Chad to the UN in New York. She talks about her priorities and the importance of women’s empowerment.
Sylvia Wairimu Maina, a PhD scholar at Sokoine University, Tanzania, conducting research

What’s in an African cabbage? A lot, says researcher

Sylvia Wairimu Maina (from Kenya) talks about her doctoral research on the nutritional benefits of the African cabbage.