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Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

Parliament Should Support Gender Equality In Inheritance

Parliament Should Support Gender Equality In Inheritance

 Tunisia’s parliament should take the landmark step of granting women equal rights in inheritance, Human Rights Watch said today. President Beji Caid Essebsi formally submitted a draft law to parliament on November 28, 2018, asking for urgent action on the measure. The draft law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on November 23, […]

Internet Literacy And Gender Equality

Internet Literacy And Gender Equality

In our digital age, internet literacy has become essential for, if not synonymous with, being employable in many fields. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) fuel business growth and countries’ economic development. They open new channels to communicate across great distances, as well as to organise people, raise awareness and spur activism. But such promise can […]

Government Budget Must Benefit Women – Bathabile Dlamini

Government Budget Must Benefit Women – Bathabile Dlamini

The Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, says government institutions need to account before they get their budget and indicate how much they will allocate to benefit women. “We need to audit the work that has been done because it needs to resonate in all spheres of government. What is more important […]

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

 A Sudanese human rights organisation has highlighted an increase in sexual and physical violence against women and children in the country, as well as endemic female genital mutilation (FGM). Speaking at the launch of the 16-day Women’s Initiative and Building Trust campaign to combat violence against women in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Nahid Jabrallah, the […]

On Gender Equality, Sexual Offences And The French Ministry

On Gender Equality, Sexual Offences And The French Ministry

Gender equality was at the heart of the social and republican pact of French President Emmanuel Macron, who chose gender equality as his five year mandate’s primary social focus. I had the opportunity to intern with France’s Gender Equality Minister, Marlene Schiappa, during the first year of my Master’s studies in law and criminal sciences […]

Nigeria Ranks 4th In Workplace Gender Equality In Africa

Nigeria Ranks 4th In Workplace Gender Equality In Africa

Nigeria ranked 4th out of 54 African countries in workplace gender equality scoring 50, with a growth rate of 25 per cent between 2008 and 2017, Mo Ibrahim Foundation says. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was launched by the foundation during a live event […]

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women will take 67.5 per cent of seats in the next Lower House going by the latest results from the just-concluded parliamentary elections. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Tuesday released provisional results from legislative elections, which saw the governing RPF-Inkotanyi take most seats out of the 53 that are openly contested for. RPF won 40 […]

Medica Liberia, UNDP Conduct Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop

Medica Liberia, UNDP Conduct Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop

 In a bid to advance women’s human rights by ensuring gender is mainstreamed into Liberia’s ongoing security sector reform, medica Liberia (mL) in partnership with the government of Liberia with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) completed a two-day Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop for Gender Focal Points and Advisors of various Gender Units […]

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi – The South African Powerhouse

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi – The South African Powerhouse

South African powerhouse Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi was born in 1960 in Lansdowne, Cape Town. After finishing her high-school education to pursue a Diploma at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), she followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, who was a unionist. Her first jaunt in activism was as part of the Bellville Association for […]

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