UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Les conclusions de l’étude menée par le sous-groupe de travail en matière de violence fondée sur le genre en Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale révèlent une prévalence plus élevée de la violence sexuelle et sexiste depuis le dernier rapport produit en 2016, plus particulièrement dans les pays aux prises avec des conflits armés.

28 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

The Gender Based Violence Sub Cluster Report from West and Central African countries facing armed conflict revealed that the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence has drastically increased since the last report in 2016. It is in this line that we jointly organized, in 2017, a regional capacity building workshop on gender mainstreaming, prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergency and humanitarian settings in Dakar, Senegal.

28 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality

According to a recent Oxfam study conducted in six districts in Tajikistan, 96.5% of men interviewed and 71.5% of women consider that women must tolerate violence for the benefit of the family. Needless to say, when I first read this report, only a couple of weeks after I began my assignment, I was shocked by these statistics.

24 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Pendant les trois premières semaines après le séisme, le programme VNU a mobilisé cinq Volontaires des Nations Unies afin qu’ils viennent immédiatement en aide aux agences de l’organisation. Les Volontaires restants ont été déployés au cours des trois mois ayant suivi la catastrophe.

19 October 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Within the first three weeks after the earthquake, UNV mobilized five UN Volunteers to immediately support the work of UN agencies after the earthquake. The rest of UN Volunteers were deployed during the three months after the disaster. They all worked directly with the communities and the people who suffered the devastation of the earthquake, focusing mainly on reaching families, especially women and children who lost not only their homes but also their livelihoods, helping build their capacity and supporting strategies for economic empowerment.

19 October 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

En las primeras tres semanas posteriores al terremoto, el programa VNU movilizó cinco Voluntarios ONU para que brindaran apoyo inmediato a las agencias de la ONU. El resto se fue incorporando en los tres meses sucesivos. Todos los Voluntarios ONU trabajaron directamente con las comunidades y personas afectadas, sobre todo las mujeres y los niños, y en general con aquellas familias que además de sus viviendas, habían perdido sus medios de vida. El objetivo era ayudarlas a reconstruir capacidad y a desarrollar estrategias de empoderamiento económico.

19 October 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Des femmes volontaires originaires de Chandragiri à Katmandou ont joué un rôle clé dans la mise en place de mesures d'atténuation non structurales. Dans le cadre du programme Frontline financé par l’agence de développement américaine USAID/ODFA, les résidentes de Chandragiri ont identifié les tremblements de terres comme la menace principale affectant leur communauté, ainsi que les mesures prioritaires à mettre en place.


17 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

En Chandragiri, Katmandú, un grupo local de mujeres se ofrecieron como voluntarias y demostraron su papel vital en la implementación de medidas de mitigación de terremotos no estructurales. Como parte del programa USAID / OFDA Frontline, los residentes de Chandragiri identificaron los terremotos como la principal amenaza en la comunidad, y la mitigación no estructural como una de las acciones prioritarias que debe ser implementada.


17 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Women volunteered in Chandragiri, Kathmandu and demonstrated their vital role with their implementation of non-structural earthquake mitigation measures. As part of the USAID/OFDA funded programme Frontline, the residents in Chandragiri identified earthquakes as the top threat in the community, and non-structural mitigation as one of the priority actions to be implemented.



17 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Si existe un tema en el que parecen imperar las anécdotas y en el que abundan los mitos en el ámbito del voluntariado para el desarrollo, sobre el que se han defendido con ahínco las distintas opiniones y se han mantenido interesantes debates, es la cuestión de la relación entre género y voluntariado.  En mi calidad de activista a favor de los derechos de la mujer, a veces suscito enérgicas reacciones en mis colegas cuando hablo del mandato del programa VNU relativo a la promoción del voluntariado –a menudo comparado al discurso teñido de romanticismo sobre la “triple carga” que constituye

13 October 2017
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