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World Day Of Social Justice : “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”

World Day Of Social Justice : “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or […]

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

Women Blamed For Compromising SGBV Cases In Liberia

An official of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) has said that the persistent nightmare facing women and girls is facilitated mostly by women themselves. This statement comes against a backdrop of increased advocacy and continued awareness of sexual gender based violence (SGBV), and discrimination against women. Emma L. Benson, MoL Director for HIV Workplace Project, […]

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

Huge Disparities In C-Sections – The Rich Have Access While The Poor Can’t Afford It

When pregnancy or childbirth go wrong, access to Caesarean section – usually known as C-section – can be the difference between life and death for both the woman and her baby. Because they can save women’s and infants’ lives, C-sections should be universally accessible. But they aren’t. This is clear from the fact that there’s […]

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural women and girls play vital roles in their families and communities. They produce food, gather water, provide care, and navigate myriad challenges from poverty to environmental disasters, due to climate change. Today marks the International Day for Rural Women. But too often, rural women and girls face extreme challenges in realizing their human rights. […]

Inequality Of Women Threatens Peace

Inequality Of Women Threatens Peace

“Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and to their development goals,” the State of World Population 2017, published by the United Nations Population Fund has said. The report which was released Tuesday said the costs […]

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Far From Davos, Women Fight Inequality

Men in sharp, dark suits are sashaying through the restaurants and meeting rooms of a five-star Swiss ski resort this week as the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos gets under way. The zip in the step of the business and political elite there is enabled by the world’s current inequality crisis, […]

Namibia Aims For 50/50 Gender Balance Before 2030

Namibia Aims For 50/50 Gender Balance Before 2030

NAMIBIA aims to implement the 50/50 policy in line with the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Gender and Development before the set deadline lapses in 2030. The SADC Gender Protocol (SGP), which is a legally binding document and expects all states to domesticate, was signed and ratified by Namibia in 2015. At the Gender […]

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Why do rich nations help the poor in faraway places? There are a mix of very different reasons, ranging from the high-minded – “It’s our moral duty” – to the venal – “We can look good and make a fast buck out of this”. Commonly, the governments of rich countries use combinations of altruism and […]

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

‘My Pay Fell By Thousands’: Stories Of Women Returning To Work After Childbirth

The pay gap between men and women widens markedly in the wake of maternity leave, according to new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Women earn 18% less than men on average but 12 years after the birth of a first child that grows to 33%. The Fawcett Society, a women’s rights campaign group, […]

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

Ghana: Chiefs In Gender Equality Battle

The sound of traditional drumming pervaded the air as Ghanaian Queen Mothers arrived for a recent meeting in the northern city of Tamale. Dressed in their best traditional regalia, the royal striped batakari fabrics, they say they are determined to make their voices heard in traditional affairs. Yelzoli Naa Gaana, paramount Queen Mother of Zabzugu […]

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