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Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

When you try to promote women in commerce people always ask why, what’s the business case? The truth is, for a long time sexual equality has been viewed as just a human rights imperative, but lately women’s contributions to the global economy have been under scrutiny. In 2015 the McKinsey Global Institute looked at what […]

Women MPs Take Gender Bill Seriously

Women MPs Take Gender Bill Seriously

 Women MPs have come out strongly to defend the Constitution Amendment Bill 2018 on the gender rule, saying it will not be used to bring ‘slay queens’ or girlfriends of the political class to Parliament as suggested by some male colleagues. Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire and her counterpart Jennifer Shamalla warned their colleagues against calling […]

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

 African media still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality because women’s voices are underrepresented in science, sports and other development issues. This was said on Wednesday August 22 by UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, at the summit dubbed: Gender and News Summit 2018, Reporting on Sustainable Development in Tanzania. According […]

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

IT HAS BEEN established that causes of gender-based violence vary, but it is no hyperbole to advance the thesis that the manifestation of widespread gender-based violence in this country is symptomatic of what’s lacking. A lack of strong ethical values could be cause number one. Therefore, the antithesis to address gender-based violence should be to […]

Balancing Gender Inclusivity With Financial Stability

Balancing Gender Inclusivity With Financial Stability

Enat Bank was concocted by a group of people who had the idea of establishing a women-focused firm. This was not only because they were business women who knew first-hand the challenges faced by the gender to access finance. It was also because women are the emerging entrepreneurship powerhouse, consumer base, talent source and decision […]

Female Inclusion Is Beyond Lip Service – Learn How To Be Actively Involved

Female Inclusion Is Beyond Lip Service – Learn How To Be Actively Involved

1. Insist on representation—without caveats. Advocate for diversity in your hiring plans and set concrete goals for gender, racial and ethnic representation. I think about the example set by the music-streaming company Pandora. In 2016, the company set the goal for its workforce to reflect the diversity of its local communities (Oakland, New York, Chicago and […]

The Women For 2019 Elections

The Women For 2019 Elections

Since the return of democracy in 1999, women have persistently cried marginalization when it comes to clinching electoral offices but many of them have remained undeterred, endlessly making moves to win important positions. There are indications that many of them have rolled up their sleeves ahead of 2019. Despite the fact that they constitute large […]

Kenya: Oparanya Hosts Inaugural Governors’ Roundtable On Gender

Kenya: Oparanya Hosts Inaugural Governors’ Roundtable On Gender

 Governors will this week converge in Kakamega County for a gender roundtable aimed at ensuring gender equity and equality in County development and policy formulation is realized. The forum which will be hosted by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his spouse is geared towards tracking the gains of women, youth and persons with disability in […]

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Men in sharp, dark suits are sashaying through the restaurants and meeting rooms of a five-star Swiss ski resort this week as the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way. The zip in the step of the business and political elite there is enabled by the world’s current inequality crisis, […]

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