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U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Chief To World Leaders: ‘Inequality Starts At The Top’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday accused world powers of ignoring inequality in global institutions but said the coronavirus pandemic has created a “generational opportunity” to build a more equal, sustainable world. Delivering the annual lecture for the Nelson Mandela Foundation via the internet, Guterres pushed for a so-called New Global Deal to ensure power, […]

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

U.N. Warns COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Gains In Equality For Women At Work

The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out “the modest progress” made on gender equality at work in recent decades with women globally at greater risk of losing their jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday. The U.N. agency said the fall in global working hours was “significantly worse than previously estimated” in the first […]

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

EU Becoming Safer, Better-Off And Healthier – But Less Gender-Equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill-health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years – but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little. A report from the EU statistics office, Eurostat, measured progress towards 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” between 2014 and 2019. On most, […]

History Made As Kenyan Army Names First Female Spokesperson

History Made As Kenyan Army Names First Female Spokesperson

Zipporah Kioko is the new Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesperson, becoming the first woman officer to hold the position. Col Kioko has replaced Col Paul Njuguna, who is set to undergo an advanced course and be redeployed. On Friday, Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma said that Col Kioko’s appointment is part of the gender mainstreaming […]

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

U.S. Soccer scores Victory In Equal Pay Suit With Women’s Team Players

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California threw out players’ claims that they were underpaid in comparison with the men’s national […]

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

Empowering Women Through Gender Equality

As Zimbabwe’s 40th Independence anniversary draws close, the need arises to reflect on milestones so far achieved on women empowerment through Government’s efforts since 1980. Since time immemorial, women have managed to keep their heads above the rising tornadoes of their existence by defying societal restrictions that allow men, as human deities, to be in […]

India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s Top Court Orders Gender Equality In Navy

India’s top court on Tuesday ordered the navy to treat male and female officers equally, rejecting the government’s argument that women could not be sailors because there were no separate bathrooms on ships as “illusory”. The Supreme Court also instructed the government to give all women officers permanent contracts with the same benefits as men, […]

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

Again Many Male Senators Resist Inclusion of Gender Equality in Nigerian Constitution

The Nigerian lawmaker have again resisted the inclusion of gender parity in the constitution by voting to oppose it on Tuesday. Similarly, the eighth Senate in 2017 also rejected a bill that sought 35 per cent affirmative action for women as ministers.   The voting was also done by a voice vote, thus making it […]

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

Last November, I went to the police headquarters in Niger state to seek approval for a protest. The rally for which I hoped to get formal permission and security was against sexual and gender-based violence. It had been convened by social development worker Fakhrriyyah Hashim and coordinated by writer Hassana Maina who, a few months […]

Stakeholders Urge Men To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

Stakeholders Urge Men To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

Involving men in broader deliberations towards women empowerment is crucial for accelerating the journey towards gender equality. Even though women are at the forefront of this development, they need to work together with men so that challenges that are still hindering women empowerment are addressed. This notion was put forward during celebrations of International Women’s […]

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