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Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults and other violations in sub-Saharan Africa. Examples include the campaign by violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram to undermine the rights of young women through kidnappings, as well as sexual abuse against […]

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation. Civil society organizations (CSOs) and activists from around the world convened in Fiji over the last week to tackle some of the world’s […]

Govt, Civil Society Partner To Fight Gender Discrimination In Rwanda

Govt, Civil Society Partner To Fight Gender Discrimination In Rwanda

The role of women in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will only be cemented if key social challenges such as gender inequality, poverty and violence against women and girls are addressed. This was said by the Gender and Family Promotion minister Esperance Nyirasafari during a consultative meeting that brought together different government stakeholders. […]

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 […]