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Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), has urged women and girls to massively participate in the upcoming parliamentary polls. He made the call yesterday during a meeting with members of Girls Leaders Foundation, an association that gathers girls and women in leadership in four secondary schools and 30 universities. Munyaneza […]

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

 This year, the African Union and the Diaspora African forum are honouring the first woman minister for education in Kenya for her long and outstanding work in girls’ education and governance. The annual African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) recognises and honours women of Africa and the diaspora who have contributed to the struggle for […]

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

After decades of civil war, South Sudan has been named one of the worst places to be a child. Education, food and security are all difficult to access. DW speaks to Save the Children. In December 2013, civil war broke out in Africa’s newest nation. For many South Sudanese who had hoped for a new […]

SOS Children’s Villages, Penn State University Empower 30 Adolescent Girls

SOS Children’s Villages, Penn State University Empower 30 Adolescent Girls

The SOS Children’s Villages-Liberia, in collaboration with students from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, has concluded a one-month summer learning program that seeks to empower adolescent girls to be confident leaders in their communities, a release has said. The forum, which was held at the SOS Children’s Villages-Liberia National office in Matadi, […]

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

 Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan Rivals Set For Crunch Paris Talks To Break Political Deadlock

Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame has been leading the latest push to unify and stabilise Libya, seven years after the uprising that toppled and then killed […]

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to provide sanitary towels for women in refugee camps. The Speaker was on Monday officiating at the launch of new standards for re-useable sanitary pads at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Ms Kadaga said it is displeasing if women in […]

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

 European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici has asked government to “make known” findings of the investigation into plunder of money and relief items for refugees and prosecute the culprits. Amb Pacifici made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the commemoration of 68 years of European Integration commonly known as Europe Day […]

On A Mission To Reform Urban Women

On A Mission To Reform Urban Women

 With cities facing their fastest growth ever, the head of the United Nations’ agency for urban development is on a mission – to revitalise the organisation and ensure people, particularly women, are central to future planning. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the former mayor of Penang who took up the role of UN-Habitat executive director in January, […]

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body. The two who are in the running are: Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, Permanent […]

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