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Trump Should Treat Women ‘With More Respect’, – Bill and Melinda Gate

Trump Should Treat Women ‘With More Respect’, – Bill and Melinda Gate

 “Equality is an important national principle. The sanctity of each individual, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender, is part of our country’s spirit.” U.S. President Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world’s leading philanthropic […]

Kenya Defence Force Turns Away 30 Women

Kenya Defence Force Turns Away 30 Women

More than 30 women were angered on Tuesday when they were turned away from a Kenya Defence Forces recruitment in Msambweni Constituency, Kwale County. Senior Recruiting Officer Lt Colonel Langat announced that only men would participate in the recruitment, as there were no slots for women in Msambweni. ANGERED Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta Primary School […]

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

More women techies could help close income inequality gap At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in male-dominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health sciences—but instead of treating patients, she […]

NUEW Opens Workshop On Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equity

NUEW Opens Workshop On Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equity

 The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized a workshop in Asmara on 7-8 December with the view to assess activities conducted to empower women and foster gender equity, and challenges encountered, as well as charting out future activity plan. Speaking at the occasion in which representatives of various government institutions […]

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Gender Equality was the focus of a half-day lecture delivered by Former New Zealand Prime Minister, also the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mrs Helen Clark, yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo. Mrs Helen […]

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a […]

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

 The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. When we think and act on food security we must think and act […]

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

THE De Beers Group is to invest US$3 million into empowering women in its producer countries. Targeted beneficiaries include women micro-entrepreneurs in Southern Africa and Canadian scholars studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Katie Fergusson, De Beers Head of Social Impact, said the company had already implemented a number of initiatives over the last 12 […]

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

The United Nations (UN) Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality says Malawi is on right track in demonstrating commitments towards empowering women and young girls through elimination of all forms of violence directed at them Executive Director for UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said this Tuesday evening during a HeForShe gala dinner held at Sofitel Hotel […]

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

The Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida) has moved to court seeking to have the electoral agency compelled to present to Parliament a list of nominees that conforms to the gender principle. Fida has sued speakers of National Assembly and Senate as well as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Attorney-General while protesting lack […]

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