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We Must Dismantle Barriers To True Gender Equality – First Lady Jeannette Kagame

We Must Dismantle Barriers To True Gender Equality – First Lady Jeannette Kagame

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has said that while there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the challenges women face, there is an urgent need to break the barriers and other limitations they face in society. This, she said, can help place women’s leadership at the heart of the transformative global agenda. Mrs Kagame, who was speaking […]

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

 Kenya’s president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women’s rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence rates in some parts of the East African nation. One in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 in Kenya have undergone FGM, which usually involves […]

Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Restrictions On Women

Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Restrictions On Women

For the first time, women also have the right to register childbirth, marriage or divorce and to be issued official family documents and be eligible as a guardian to children who are minors. Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily […]

Survivors Of Female Circumcision Call For Help With Mental Trauma

Survivors Of Female Circumcision Call For Help With Mental Trauma

Mental health services are lacking in Africa in general, with less than one mental health worker for every 100,000 people African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their biggest need and urged governments and charities to provide support for dealing with long-term trauma. Survivors and activists from across the continent […]

Swiss Court Upholds Sentence In Genital Mutilation Case

Swiss Court Upholds Sentence In Genital Mutilation Case

A ban on female genital mutilation extends to cases where the ritual cutting was performed in another country prior to the perpetrator coming to Switzerland, the nation’s highest court said on Friday, upholding a Somali woman’s conviction last year. The woman, who was not identified in Swiss Federal Tribunal documents, had two daughters circumcised in […]

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fighting to end the culture of “indifference” and impunity surrounding rape and sexual violence by declaring it a national emergency. This will provide support to the First Lady’s “Hands off our girls” protection project. The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, launched the “Hands off our girls” […]

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice. In African societies, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread and deeply […]

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Commits To Fighting Against GBV

 First Lady Madam, Prof. Gertrude Mutharika has vowed to continue championing and supporting government in combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country. Madam Mutharika who is Ambassador for OXFAM’s ‘Ending of violence against women and girls’ (EVAWG) campaign says she is always concerned with various forms of violence and abuse targeted at women and […]

They Are Killing Our Women And Girls – The Stories Untold, The Cases Closed

They Are Killing Our Women And Girls – The Stories Untold, The Cases Closed

Mercy Keino — 25 years old (assaulted and murdered) Careen Chepchumba — 26 years old (murdered) Caroline Ngumbu — 21 years old (murdered) Janet Wangui Waiyaki — 41 years old (murdered at City Park, Parklands) Sharon Otieno — 26 years old (assaulted, raped, murdered) Amina Jere — middle-aged (Raped, murdered, naked body found on Naivasha-Gilgil […]

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

THE air you breathe between the scattered and unique Ovahimba huts at the Omaoipanga village situated about 15 kilometres from Opuwo is fresh, and one cannot help but admire the high hills on the horizon, the freedom of the children, and after a few drops of rain, the odour of fresh cow dung that sums […]

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