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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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Niger

outcome XM-DAC-41146-NER_D_1.1

Women’s leadership and political participation is promoted in the democratic governance system in Niger

UN Women continued monitoring the implementation of the revised law on quotas in the electoral process in Niger. In 2022, advocacy with the Ministry of Women's Promotion, the National Gender Observatory and CSOs to have : women held 30.1% of the seats in parliament - for 25% provided for by law - and 32.76% at the local level.
outcome XM-DAC-41146-NER_D_2.1

Women agricultural producers have better access to productive resources adapted to the arid climate and to markets to improve their income in a sustainable way

Under this impact, the office has achieved results. but given the geography and the various natural and security challenges, many challenges remain: More than 24,432 women, including 14,857 in 2022, have gained access to productive resources through the support of UN Women. a strategy for women's economic empowerment is available and is being monitored with all actors. According to the final evaluation of the WEE/Migration Zinder project conducted in 2022, which supported 1,500 women and youth (1,000 women and 500 youth in terms of economic resilience), the analysis shows that the improved seeds made available to the beneficiaries made it possible to meet their essential needs in terms of agricultural inputs and materials, technical and logistical capacity building, development of market gardening sites, means of transport, real estate infrastructure, and training in cultivation, processing and commercial techniques. According to the testimonies received from the evaluations, 80% of the beneficiaries claim to have an activity, a small business, with the arrival of the UN Women intervention, which has enabled them to stop migrating. They have benefited from training, and have learned to do certain activities that they did not know how to do before (preservation of agricultural products, infant flour, sesame oil, moringa oil). They got gardening equipment, fertilizer and improved seeds, which considerably increased their production
outcome XM-DAC-41146-NER_D_2.2

Economic migration is safe and regular for migrant women and girls

ON track: At the normative level, UN Women supported a gender analysis of Niger's National Migration Policy in 2022 and subsequently initiated a revision of the policy's current action plan to make existing activities gender sensitive in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior. The dialogues at the workshops were based on the Policy Guide and practices developed by UN Women under Outcome 3 and provided participants with knowledge of the legal framework for migration at the national and international level, with a focus on the National Migration Policy and the Global Compact on Migration.Revising the current policy action plan to make existing activities gender sensitive in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior. The dialogues at the workshops were based on the Policy Guide and practices developed by UN Women under Outcome 3 and provided participants with knowledge of the legal framework for migration at the national and international level, with a focus on the National Migration Policy and the Global Compact on Migration. To retain and reduce irregular migration, UN Women reached more than 2,448,160 people, including 1,608,000 women, through a mass awareness campaign through the production of communication materials (audio and visual. In 2022, 664 femmes migrantes potentielles et réelles ont été sensibilisées à travers une campagne de sensibilisation et la paire éducation sur leurs droits et la migration sûre, ordonnée et régulière. Also 26 data actors, including 12 women, have acquired skills in the production and analysis of sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics on migration in collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics. And a survey instrument on the situation of women migrating from, to, through and back was developed, tested and enriched by UN Women in order to provide national actors with a reference tool on the subject. - (12) Twelve migrant educators have been trained and equipped with awareness-raising materials on the risks of irregular migration, their rights and responsibilities and are able to conduct pre-departure awareness-raising sessions for migrant women. They were able to sensitize 764 migrant women on their rights and safe, orderly and regular migration in the regions of Agadez, Tahoua, Niamey and Zinder. In addition, 450 migrant women were reached through mass sensitization caravans on safe migration and the promotion and protection of migrant women's rights. Three spots and a sketch in French and in the national language on the norms of safe migration were produced by UN Women in collaboration with an implementing partner, the Association des Professionnelles Africaines de la Communication-Section du Niger (APAC-Niger)
outcome XM-DAC-41146-NER_D_3.1

Normative and policy frameworks are promoted and adapted in line with international standards and institutions have the commitment, knwoledge and capacities to legislate, plan, implement, and monitor policies to adress VAWG, GBV and HP

On track: but In 2022, Niger now has a strengthened legal framework on which national stakeholders and partners can rely on to better advocate and guide the fight against gender-based violence (GBV). The UN Women country office, in collaboration with UNICEF and with spotlight funds, supported the government through the Ministry of Justice to conduct a comparative study and analysis of the national legislative framework related to violence, women's and girls' sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and harmful practices (NP) in Niger. This study has mobilized and federated national stakeholders from key sectoral ministries to the deconcentrated level, the UNS, CSOs and several other TFPs and has allowed us to formulate relevant recommendations aiming at the implementation of new reforms on the fight against GBV, including the elaboration of a specific law on GBV and the revision of the penal code and the code of criminal procedures in Niger. The review of the latter is already underway.
outcome XM-DAC-41146-NER_D_3.2

Increased access to essential services

ON Track: To facilitate access to essential services for women and girls who are victims of GBV, Niger has made significant efforts. 600 GBV management mechanisms, two regional centers for the holistic management of GBV victims with SOPs validated with all stakeholders. In 2022, sixty-five (65) women and girls who survived GBV were identified and supported within these two social cohesion spaces. These women receive psychosocial support and funds to implement income-generating activities. With these income-generating activities, they manage to take care of themselves and their children because they are now isolated and do not necessarily have the support of their family.
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