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Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Dariya is a 17-year-old activist in Kyrgyzstan, standing up for girls’ rights with arts and humor. She shares her story about creating Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan through Bishkek Feminist Initiatives, a recent Global Fund for Women grantee partner that helps to foster the creation of young women’s groups and empower young women’s activism and leadership. […]

A Journal Of 80 Years Of Women’s Rights Movements And Activism In Zimbabwe Since 1936

A Journal Of 80 Years Of Women’s Rights Movements And Activism In Zimbabwe Since 1936

Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe has launched a new book titled “A Beautiful Strength, A journal of 80 Years of Women’s Rights Movements and Activism in Zimbabwe since 1936” to document women’s struggles and achievements recorded in their quest to have their rights recognized in society. According to Professor Rudo Gaidzanwa, one of the co-editors the […]

Dr Stella Nyanzi Released On Bail

Dr Stella Nyanzi Released On Bail

Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Makerere University research fellow charged with cyber related crimes has been released on bail Buganda Road Court today (Wednesday) granted Dr Nyanzi a noncash bail of Shs10 million. Her sureties were also each bonded Shs10 million not cash. Earlier, Dr Nyanzi’s lawyers had told journalists that her case had been delayed […]

Liberia: Fejal Launches ‘Women Political Engagement’ Project

Liberia: Fejal Launches ‘Women Political Engagement’ Project

The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL) with support from the Swedish Embassy through UN Women has launched the “Women Political Engagement Project” in Monrovia. The project is geared towards increasing women participation in the media platform and advancing women participation in the 2017 elections. The project also seeks to make women in the media […]

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Groups Seek Resource Mobilisation To Fight Violence Against Women

Some groups under the aegis of Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) and Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) and the Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) project are advocating for resource mobilization for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Emmanuel Tagwai of Development and Peace Initiative (DPI) stressed the need for […]

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

Activist Seeks Help For People With Disabilities

A YOUNG man at Walvis Bay is appealing for help to support people with disabilities at Walvis Bay. Mario Thaniseb says most people with disabilities are lonely, although they live with family members, who are expected to be their support. He says there is still a problem of stigmatisation and discrimination against people with disabilities […]

Uganda: Stop Mistreating Women

Uganda: Stop Mistreating Women

The Paramount Chief of Acholi, Rwot David Onen Acana II, has warned Acholi men on the dangers of misusing their masculinity and cultural norms to mistreat women and girls. According to Rwot Acana, stability of every home in terms of food and health depends on women, because they work very hard, while most men assume […]

South Africa: MEC Albert Fritz On Support For 16 Days Of Activism

South Africa: MEC Albert Fritz On Support For 16 Days Of Activism

16 Days of Activism: Over R645 million in DSD support for women and children As we commemorate the beginning of the national 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to be leading the whole-of-society response to the abuse of women and children. […]

World’s Largest Carbon Producers Face Landmark Human Rights Case

World’s Largest Carbon Producers Face Landmark Human Rights Case

The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people living in the Phillippines. In a potential landmark legal case, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), a constitutional body […]

Why Africa Needs a Strong Community of Activists

Why Africa Needs a Strong Community of Activists

For the last ten years we have been told an ‘Africa rising’ story in which continued economic growth is offered as the only measure of progress that seems to matter. It is a woefully inadequate way to understand the health of our societies at a time when we still face a number of stubborn development […]