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Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

  This article is a response to an article published in The New Times, April 25, 2019. It seeks to make clarifications to some of the issues made in the previous piece. As Rwandan feminists, we appreciate the momentum of increased awareness, consciousness and openness by Rwandan society to discuss feminism. We see the previous […]

Women Honoured At Cannes, As Gender Parity Drive Draws Scrutiny

Women Honoured At Cannes, As Gender Parity Drive Draws Scrutiny

Actors and filmmakers say industry attitudes are changing, but progress on promoting gender equality is slow Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of […]

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

From Sudan to South Africa, many African countries have embraced austerity measures, giving a growing number of citizens the feeling they are being left behind, and provoking a crisis of representation and legitimacy. Demanding budget cuts, which in practice have a direct impact on public services, is not only the bedrock of populism, authoritarianism or […]

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 […]