Tag: Women in Trade

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

‘Rural women are the backbone of sustainable livelihoods,’ Ban declares on International Day

16 Oct 15  News
Marking the International Day of Rural Women, the United Nations today affirmed the role of women as significant and crucial for the progress of rural households, local and nationa...
“Moving from business by necessity to entrepreneurship by choice” – The African Union Commission supports women in agribusiness

“Moving from business by necessity to entrepreneurship by choice” – The African Union Commission supports women in agribusiness

05 Dec 14  News
The African Union Commission is implementing a project to empower women through agricultural entrepreneurship. The project, supported by the UNDP, and implemented by UN Women throu...
10th African Union Gender Pre-Summit calls on African women to join in the fight against corruption

10th African Union Gender Pre-Summit calls on African women to join in the fight against corruption

18 Jan 18  News
The Tenth African Union Gender Pre-Summit officially kicked off on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Gender Pre-Summ...
2015 African Gender Scorecard

2015 African Gender Scorecard

15 Aug 16  News
Africa has made remarkable progress in implementing global and regional gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments. Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been ...
24th AU Summit ends with strong call for women Empowerment in Africa as a step towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063

24th AU Summit ends with strong call for women Empowerment in Africa as a step towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063

02 Feb 15  News
The 24th Session of the Summit of the African Union has concluded in Addis Ababa on 31st January 2015, with closing remarks from the newly elected Chairperson of the African Union,...
25th Assembly of the African Union Commits to Mainstreaming Women as the Continent begins to Implement Agenda 2063

25th Assembly of the African Union Commits to Mainstreaming Women as the Continent begins to Implement Agenda 2063

19 Jun 15  News
Heads of State and Government of the 54 member states of the African Union (AU) met in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 14th to 15th June. The Assembly meeting was the last in t...
8th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on the margins of the 26th AU Summit: Communiqué

8th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on the margins of the 26th AU Summit: Communiqué

04 Mar 16  News
We, Ministers of the African Union (AU) in charge of Gender and Women’s Affairs, representatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs), intergovernmental conferences, members o...
A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

30 Aug 18  Blog
South Africa has a sophisticated framework for gender equality. Equality is enshrined in the constitution, and legal protections and institutions are in place. Despite this, gender...
A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

A push for the formalization of women cross-border trade in West Africa

20 Sep 18  News
The Nigeria chapter of the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), an initiative of the Graca Machel Trust, in partnership with the United Parcel Service, the US-headquartered global logistic...
A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

02 Nov 17  News
A group of experts met in Addis Ababa for the 2017 edition of the Continental Workshop on Trade and Gender under the theme, “The role of regional economic communities in supporti...
Addressing gender gaps in Africa’s labour market

Addressing gender gaps in Africa’s labour market

08 Mar 16  News
Sustainable development will depend on better gender equality. Yet, African women continue to face persistent challenges to get decent jobs. This requires a continental effort and ...
AfDB releases new report on the impact of Ebola on women

AfDB releases new report on the impact of Ebola on women

08 Mar 16  News
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2016, the Office of the African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, has launched a rep...
AfDB unveils plan to empower African Women in Agriculture

AfDB unveils plan to empower African Women in Agriculture

28 Aug 15  News
The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Econom...
Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

15 Oct 18  News
Next call for AADP applications launched at Africa Ireland Economic Forum The 6th Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place on the 11th of October 2018 at the Convention Centre, Du...
Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

31 Jan 17  News
The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting convened in Addis Ababa to prepare for the upcoming 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded succe...
Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

08 Nov 18  News
Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during the S&D 2018 Africa Week This is the third important meeting that the [S&D – Socialists & Demo...
African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

30 Sep 15  News
Leaders target investments and polices for African farmers and enterprises to meet rising food demand in an urbanizing Africa The rapid rise of urban food markets across sub-Sahar...
African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

28 Sep 17  News
On a continent where unemployment is a major concern, tourism – especially tourism between African countries – is providing hope. The industry is expected to create some 1...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
African Women Business Linkages Forum

African Women Business Linkages Forum

24 Jul 14  News
“Building Linkages to Break Barriers” 11th to 15th August 2014 Nairobi, Kenya The Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in partnership with the UNDP Regi...