Tag Archives: Gender equality

At AU session, UN chief urges African leaders “to move from setting standards to Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change”

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Abeba (UN News Center 30 January 2016) – Hailing vital commitments the African Union (AU) has made on human rights and women’s rights, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged the continent’s leaders to move on from setting standards to what he called “the three I’s” – Implementation, Institution-building and Investment in real change – and set a shining example for the wider world.
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Gender Gap Index 2014 makes case for gender equality ; Underdevelopment & politics pull Ethiopia backwards

28 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Through its Global Gender Gap Report 2014, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracks their progress over time. Aware that no single measure can capture the complete situation, the Global Gender Gap Index is now measuring one important aspect of gender equality – the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics.
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UN Releases MDG 2014 Progress Chart: SS Africa Poor Performer Across Goals & Indicators

11 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s 2014 the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report is stark in its assessment. While lack of data, especially civil registration systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), is used as convenient excuse to make proper conclusion, the report makes it clear that, for instance, on Goal 1 relating to the Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, is unlikely to meet the target by 2015.
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