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5 March 2013 - 5 March 2013

UN Headquarters, New York

57th Commission on the Status of Women

The African Union, the GlobalPower Women Africa Network, UNFPA, UN Women and UNAIDS are organising an interactive dialogue to engage leading African Women from governments, networks of women living with HIV, the women’s rights groups, academia and the United Nations, in a critical dialogue. Panellist will discuss:


6 February 2013 - 6 February 2013


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Each year, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful practice and it violates the human rights of girls and women.


27 January 2013 - 27 January 2013

Addis Ababa

Special Session of the African Union on CARMMA

Reaffirming Commitments for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA)

In May 2009, the African Union launched CARMMA, the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa, with support from UNFPA and other partners. Now established in 37 African countries, the campaign aims to mobilize decision makers to strengthen implementation on the ground.

This meeting will discuss key challenges to fully implementing the campaign.