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Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Napawn Somsak took to the stage in her school uniform, her hair in pigtails, to denounce sexism in Thai society and question the treatment of a royal princess – an act unthinkable before the protests that have roiled the country in recent months. Before a cheering crowd of more than 2,000 people in the northern […]

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

DESPITE showing positive results in the recent years, ongoing campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tarime District is at a crossroads. With traditional leaders being accused of betraying the initiative. Fear abound that many girls are at risk of undergoing FGM in the district this December, which is traditionally recognized as the FGM season. […]

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

First Ladies First Campaign By Taylor Jaye Moves To Namibia

The First Ladies First party (#FLFParty), a brainchild of South-African based Namibian rapper, Taylor Jaye, is headed to her home country after being hosted with a stellar line-up during August, women’s month in South Africa. Featuring an all-star female line-up of Shekinah, Nadia Nakai, Moonchild and Taylor Jaye herself, the #FLFParty is an initiative dedicated […]

Party Leadership Cautioned To Desists From Sexual Exploitation

Party Leadership Cautioned To Desists From Sexual Exploitation

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) has cautioned party leadership to desists from acts of sexual exploitation in order to put women into leadership position. The Network Chairperson, Emma Kaliya sounded the warned during the launching of 50: 50 campaign last Thursday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. She said sexual exploitation being perpetuated by male folks […]

Kenya’s Election Body Appoints Key Personnel For Presidential Vote Re-run

Kenya’s Election Body Appoints Key Personnel For Presidential Vote Re-run

Kenya’s election commission said on Tuesday that different staff will be in charge of the Oct. 17 re-run of the presidential election, after the country’s top court last week nullified the result of the August vote. The Supreme Court ordered on Friday that the vote be re-run within 60 days, saying incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta’s […]

Popular British TV Drama to Feature Female Genital Mutilation Plotline

Popular British TV Drama to Feature Female Genital Mutilation Plotline

Popular British period drama “Call the Midwife” is to feature female genital mutilation (FGM) in a storyline about a pregnant Somali woman living in east London in the 1960s. Campaigners against FGM welcomed the news, saying the mainstream show would help boost awareness of the widely condemned practice which has long been shrouded in secrecy. […]

Female Condom Campaign Rolls Out In Dedza

Female Condom Campaign Rolls Out In Dedza

A sexual reproductive health rights advocate has embarked on a three months campaign in Dedza to promote the use of female condoms in sexual relationships. Talimba Bandawe, a World Contraception Day Ambassador to Malawi, says the campaign is targeting youths aged 18-24 to raise their awareness about contraception and safe sex. Speaking in an interview […]

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

Uganda Women Demand Museveni Campaign Sanitary Pads Pledge

A group of 37 non-government organisations dealing in the promotion of girl-child rights have asked President Museveni to honour his campaign pledge and deliver the sanitary pads he promised during the presidential campaigns early this year. Addressing journalists yesterday, Elliot Orizaarwa Tumwijukye, the executive director Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA), said since the […]

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambians go to the polls on Thursday to choose their next president after an election campaign marred by violence and press blackouts, and against a backdrop of a tanking economy. The candidates are the current president, Edgar Lungu, of the Patriotic Front (PF), who won an emergency election in 2015 by just 27,000 votes; and […]

Campaign Launched To Discourage Refugees From Heading To Europe

Campaign Launched To Discourage Refugees From Heading To Europe

Italy and a refugee rights group are turning to Facebook and Twitter as part of a new social media campaign to try to dissuade African refugees from making the treacherous journey to Europe over the Mediterranean. An estimated 3,000 people have been killed this year while attempting to reach Italy’s southern shore, while 60% of […]

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