EBOLA : "Women more at risk"
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On Sept 10 2014, a meeting was convened by UN Women to discuss the gender dimensions of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak across affected communities and states in West Africa About 80 persons, including their Excellencies the Ambassadors from the Mano River Union countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone) and HE the Ambassador of Nigeria, UN experts, resource persons and actors from civil society organisations gathered on the premises of UN Women Regional office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. The aim of the discussion was to receive inputs and recommendations from various participants for an efficient management of the specific needs of women in response to the Ebola epidemic.
September 7, 2014-It was during their first visit to Africa, in the capital city of Dakar (Senegal) that Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, of LES TWINS shared their views with UN Women, the United Nations Entity for gender equality and the empowerment of Women on the issue of advancing women and girls rights. As part of the #HeForShe Campaign.
Images from the field: UN Women Executive Director visit to girls school in Nigeria
"Men raising their voices for change"
"Des Hommes qui veulent faire changer les choses"
Dialogue series across West & Central Africa: