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African DEvelopment Bank Group : a brief synopsis of the Bank's activities in support of Gender Equality.

This Report has been prepared to highlight the activities that have been undertaken by the African Development Bank in implementing the principles of gender equality and gender mainstreaming. The Report provides brief information on measures taken at the institutional level and an elaboration of actions related to programmes, projects and initiatives that are being implemented within the context of its assistance to Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
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AC's contribution to the report of the Chairperson of AU Commission on progress made in the implementation of the Solemn Declaration on gender equality

The Inter-African Committee (lAC) is a non-governmental organization mandated by its members to work against harmful traditional practices while promoting those that are positive to the genera1 well-being of women and girls.
Since its creation in 1984 it has put emphasis on the empowerment of women to make informed decision about their health and socio-economic status.
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Brief Synopsis on UNIDO activities on Gender Equality in Africa.

Rural development and gender equality are key elements of strategies to reduce poverty and create income and employment opportunities.
People living in the rural peripheries, and especially women, shoulder the burden of the world's poverty particularly in the Least Developed Countries, in sub-Saharan Africa, and in post-crisis zones.
Within the framework of a special UNIDO initiative targeting countries and regions emerging from a crisis situation, special needs for the economic empowerment of rural communities and women are addressed in order to promote their participation in and increase their contribution to the Post Crisis Industrial Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.
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World Food Program’s Contribution to the Implementation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa

WFP works together with national governments, its partners in the United Nations and NGOs in pursuit of a millennium free from hunger and towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. WFP is active in more than 40 countries in Africa, assisting more than 49 million people (year 2005) to survive food crises, rebuild their communities after disasters, attain food security, get an education and improve their nutritional status.
Gender equality and empowerment of women have been a priority for WFP since the 1985 World Conference on Women in Nairobi. WFP’s Gender Policy reaffirms its commitment to gender equality and calls for gender mainstreaming throughout all its programmes. Within its mandate, WFP contributes and assists member states to achieve Commitments 1, 3, 4, and 8 of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa.
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