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Standing strong with a positive attitude: interview with Esther Nekambi

Under the Women@Work Campaign, where we strive for better labor conditions for women workers at flower farms, we join hands with frontrunner business, civil society and other actors from the floriculture industry. By bringing together all relevant stakeholders, we want to bring about decent work for women. In this interview Esther Nekambi, Director of the Uganda Flower Exporter Association (UFEA), sheds some light on the challenges women workers face and how an organization like UFEA can help.


Rwanda Women’s Network assesses the implementation of SDG8: decent work

The lack of a minimum wage in Rwanda is the biggest obstacle towards achieving SDG8 – which advocates for decent work – a report has said. Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN), one of the implementing partners of the Women@Work Campaign has published a position brief on the implementation of SDG8 in Rwanda, which focuses on the promotion of decent work.

“This position brief gives a perspective on the implementation of SDG8 and addresses decent work challenges, highlighting gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment challenges”, explains Odette Dushime Ntambara, Communication & Advocacy Officer for RWN.


UNMISS engages women on peacebuilding in Rumbek

A group of 40 women in Rumbek talked about their possible contributions to peacebuilding during an engagement organized by the UNMISS Public Information Section in Rumbek.

The women’s group from the Sacred Heart Parish was shown the documentary ‘Pray the devil back to hell’. The film tells the story of Liberian women and their efforts for the peace process. After the movie the UNMISS team comprised of the Gender, Civil Affairs and Public Information Section held a group discussion with the participants.