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Women In The Changing World Of Work: Planet 50-50 By 2030

Women In The Changing World Of Work: Planet 50-50 By 2030

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities – typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of labour is at […]

Zimbabwe: Women’s Participation In Budget Processes Must Be Improved

Zimbabwe: Women’s Participation In Budget Processes Must Be Improved

Does anyone remember an incident that took place back in 2014 when a legislator brought in an assortment of sanitary wear that included pads, tampons and cotton wool to help make her point in Parliament? MDC Proportional Representation MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga had raised a motion calling for scrapping of duty on sanitary wear. Misihairabwi-Mushonga argued […]

Rwanda: Gender Parity Should Be Everyone’s Goal

Rwanda: Gender Parity Should Be Everyone’s Goal

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day today, we are challenged to strengthen our resolve to ensure gender parity in our communities. This year the day will be celebrated under the theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. This challenges each one of […]

Malema Slams Zuma for Overlooking Women for Deputy Chief Justice Position

Malema Slams Zuma for Overlooking Women for Deputy Chief Justice Position

EFF leader Julius Malema has accused President Jacob Zuma of overlooking Justice Bess Nkabinde for the position of Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court. Malema has labelled the move as “anti-women empowerment and development”. Zuma announced on Friday that he has nominated Justice Raymond Zondo to the position left vacant by Dikgang Moseneke, who […]

Kenyan Women Lead Rise of Airbnb Female Entrepreneurs

Kenyan Women Lead Rise of Airbnb Female Entrepreneurs

Home-renting site Airbnb is providing women with a new way to earn money and build businesses with more women than men on the site and women in Kenya gaining the most, the company said on Tuesday. Airbnb said women have outnumbered men using the site since its 2008 launch and there are currently more than […]

Survey Attributes Child Marriage To Poverty

Survey Attributes Child Marriage To Poverty

A NATIONAL survey conducted on motorists about consequences of child marriages in the country has recommended a comprehensive communication strategy to be implemented against current mindset on the behaviour. The yearlong national survey conducted last year cited poverty as the key driver to several child marriages in the country, as well as other sociocultural norms […]

International Women’s Colloquium To Highlight Global Women’s Day In Liberia

International Women’s Colloquium To Highlight Global Women’s Day In Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Wednesday, March 8, 2017 as “International Women’s Day,” and is to be observed throughout the country as a working holiday. The day recognizes the struggle of women around the world to gain equality and equal rights and reflects on the changes and progress that have resulted from […]

Outrage In Kano As Bride Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

Outrage In Kano As Bride Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

 It was angst, embarrassment and pains among Muslim Umma in Kano State last week as report had it that one of the brides in the state-sponsored mass-wedding, Habiba Inusa, put to bed, a baby boy, the day after she was joined with her bride in matrimony. This punctured the joy of the city dwellers . […]

President Appoints First Female President of Supreme Court of Appeal

President Appoints First Female President of Supreme Court of Appeal

President Jacob Zuma has nominated Madam Justice Mandisa Maya as the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Presidency announced on Monday. This makes Maya the first female president of the second highest court in South Africa. According to the Constitution, the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal is appointed by the President […]

Sokoto’s Wedding of 100 Couples To Gulp N32 Million

Sokoto’s Wedding of 100 Couples To Gulp N32 Million

The proposed mass wedding of 100 couples in Sokoto State will cost N32 million. The Commissioner of Religious Affairs Alhaji Mani Katami who revealed this, said the wedding had been scheduled to hold in the next one month. Katami who spoke in Sokoto on plans for the exercise, said the state government would pay the […]