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An Interview with Ms Marielle Sander, UNFPA Representative to Eritrea

‘For me, Eritrea is the best kept secret … and coming here is a totally different experience. This country have accomplished so much without outside support … and I am very surprised that this message is not communicated widely.’

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

In line with the recently held campaign against women discrimination, local media outlets have spoken to Ms. Marielle Sander (Sweden), UNFPA representative in Eritrea. Eritrea Profile presents you a compiled version of the interview Ms. Sander gave to Open Mic. Continue reading An Interview with Ms Marielle Sander, UNFPA Representative to Eritrea

“World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

“There are countries that have done none with more opportunities. But Eritrea with its own resources is doing a lot on development. I am excited because I’m witnessing the real Eritrea, not Eritrea on Social Media” – Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | SHABAIT

A joint high-level UN-AU delegation, led by Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina Mohammed, made a two-day work visit to Eritrea as part of a series of visits to neighboring countries of the Horn.

During its stay, the high-level delegation met with the President, the Ministers of Justice, National Development, Information, Labor and Social Welfare and the President of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW). Continue reading “World Need to Share Eritrea’s Recipe of Unity, Equality and Dividend of Peace” – UNDSG

President Isaias Meets UN Deputy Chief

“There are countries that have done none with more opportunities. But Eritrea with its own resources is doing a lot on development. I am excited because I’m witnessing the real Eritrea, not the Eritrea on social media” – Amina J. Mohammed, DSG

BY SHABAIT

President Isaias Afwerki met today, at Adi Halo, the joint UN-AU delegation led by Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Amina Mohammed. The delegation is on a two-day visit to Eritrea to highlight “the critical role of women’s meaningful participation in peace, security and development”. Continue reading President Isaias Meets UN Deputy Chief

Eritrea: Women Forum Held in Manchester UK

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

On Saturday 30th September 2017, the National Union of Eritrea Women (NUEW) Manchester Chapter organized a forum on education, challenges / opportunities, families and youth to residents of the United Kingdom.

The speaker provide insight into the challenges and opportunities and share some real life case studies to discuss the most pressing issues which the community is facing today in the United Kingdom. Continue reading Eritrea: Women Forum Held in Manchester UK

UNDP’s Eritrea Work Under the SPCF 2013 – 2016

The UNDP Country Programme in Eritrea is guided by the Government’s stated national priorities, aligned with the UNDP Global Strategic Plan 2014-2017, and driven towards the achievement of five related outcomes of the Strategic Partnership Cooperation (SPCF) Agreement 2013-2016

By UNDP Eritrea,

THE Government of the State of Eritrea and the UN system signed the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2013- 2016 in 2013 to enhance the wellbeing of the people of Eritrea. The primary aim of the SPCF is to support the most vulnerable, through rapid, balanced, home-grown and sustainable economic growth.

The Framework is organized around Eritrea’s stated national priorities, which are to ensure basic social services, develop national capacity, promote food security and sustainable livelihoods, support environmental sustainability and foster gender equity and the advancement of women. Continue reading UNDP’s Eritrea Work Under the SPCF 2013 – 2016

National Union of Eritrean Women 10 Year Report

UNDP assists Eritrea train its women leaders and promotes women participation in socioeconomic activities through the National Union of Eritrean Women

By UNDP,

WOMEN have been key players in Eritrea’s nation building process, from their invaluable participation in the country’s independence struggle to their ongoing contributions to the development agenda. Inspired by this powerful legacy, the Government of the State of Eritrea has made the empowerment of women a national priority, and committed to a development agenda grounded in social justice and gender equality.

Gender discrimination remains prevalent in some aspects of Eritrean culture, however, women continue to be affected by prejudice. Social change takes time, especially in societies where the culture of patriarchy and subordination of women is deeply embedded. For thirty years, the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) has worked to propel social transformation in Eritrea and build a national environment conducive to the full participation of women in all aspects of Eritrean social, political and economic life. Continue reading National Union of Eritrean Women 10 Year Report

Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia is an Eritrean American social activist, professor and international lawyer. She is the founder and Executive Director of DAWN – the Diaspora African Women’s Network.

BY KATE METZGER,

In a room with 11 White House Champions of Change, Semhar Araia ’99 was meeting with the president.

Her cohort that day in April 2012 included individuals who had dedicated their lives to causes such as veterans’ issues, housing and health care. They had an hour with President Barack Obama and each was given the opportunity to describe their work. Semhar Araia ’99 was the last to present. Continue reading Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea

Nineteenth Edition of Eri-News is Out

Eritrean Mission to the AU and UNECA released Eri-News 1.19

By Eritrean Mission to the AU and UNECA,

THE Nineteenth Edition of ‘Eri-News’, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter prepared by the Press Section at the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the AU and UNECA, is out today.

In this edition, several topics including FM’s Call for an end to illegal occupation and lifting of unjust sanction; FM call for fundamental reform of the UN; the 7th Congress of NUEW; ECOSOCC Sensitization and Motivation campaign in Asmara; International Symposium on Women Empowerment and Peace in Asmara; and Eritrea’s Health Sector Successes and experience sharing event at the UN are covered. Continue reading Nineteenth Edition of Eri-News is Out