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Young Women Protest As Older Peers Cling to Political Jobs In Zimbabwe

Young Women Protest As Older Peers Cling to Political Jobs In Zimbabwe

Whilst women, in general, face a multiplicity of barriers that significantly limit their participation in leadership positions, young women and women with disability face even greater challenges, research results have revealed. This is in the ‘Research on The Implications of Young Women and Women With Disabilities Marginalised in leadership and decision-Making Processes – A Case […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. Ginsburg, a champion of […]

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today By Government And Rebel Groups

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today By Government And Rebel Groups

Today, Sudan’s Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a comprehensive agreement with The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The ceremony took place in Juba in the […]

Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s transitional government recently announced a nationwide ban on female genital mutilation. A 2014 survey backed by the United Nations estimated 87% of Sudanese women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 had been subjected to the practice. Most undergo an extreme form known as infibulation. Tamsin Bradley sets out the context in which the […]

West African Envoys Meet With Junta

West African Envoys Meet With Junta

The West African regional bloc is holding talks with the military to determine the next steps after the coup. While the president’s ousting has been celebrated by the people, it has been widely condemned elsewhere. Members of West Africa’s regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), met with the leaders of the […]

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali’s president and prime minister were seized by mutinous soldiers, plunging the country into deeper political turmoil. The EU has condemned the “attempted coup.” West African bloc ECOWAS imposes sanctions on Mali. Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Tuesday he was resigning and dissolving parliament, hours after mutinying soldiers detained him and top officials […]

Rome’s First Woman Mayor To Run For Second Term

Rome’s First Woman Mayor To Run For Second Term

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, has announced plans to run for a second term, hoping to steal a march on rivals in a long campaign for next year’s vote. Raggi, 42, became the Eternal City’s first woman mayor when elected in 2016, in a major breakthrough for 5-Star ahead of national […]

Clinton Says She Hopes Harris Gets ‘Less Sexist’ Treatment On U.S. Campaign Trail

Clinton Says She Hopes Harris Gets ‘Less Sexist’ Treatment On U.S. Campaign Trail

Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she hopes Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, and women running for political office in the future will receive “less sexist” media coverage than she did in 2016. “I still hope, especially with Kamala on the ticket, that the coverage of women running for president or vice […]

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

THE African Union Commission (AUC) has added its voice to rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to uphold the rule of law. In a statement Monday, AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the commission was following closely, political developments in Zimbabwe hinting authorities were taking advantage of the Covid-19 […]

Mumbai Green Lights Women Figures On Traffic Signals

Mumbai Green Lights Women Figures On Traffic Signals

Mumbai has become the first Indian city to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by women’s rights campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity. Authorities are swapping the green and red male stick figures on more than 100 pedestrian crossings to female figures as part of a broader plan to make […]

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