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Whether Migrant Or Not, They Are Women.

Whether Migrant Or Not, They Are Women.

 International migration is a complex phenomenon dealing with overlapping issues relating to the human rights of migrants, mixed migration flows, international protection, smuggling and trafficking, as well as other push and pull factors affecting migration. But, the need of the hour is a rights-based comprehensive approach placing the human rights of migrants at the center […]

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

NGO Disburses N70 Million To 2,050 Women In North East

A non-governmental organizations, Civil Society Coalition for the Eradication of Poverty (CISCOPE) in partnership with OXFAM has disbursed N70 million to 2,050 households in Adamawa, Borno ad Yobe states. Peter Egwudah, the programme manager of CISCOPE who spoke on Friday in Michika during the monetary distribution, lamented the neglect of millions of internally displaced persons […]

Employ Women Or Face Sanctions

Employ Women Or Face Sanctions

Campuses are too remote. Women are off having babies. There are few jobs for husbands and partners. These are some of the excuses that the Commission for Gender Equality has heard from South Africa’s university management to explain why the number of female academics in the country continues to lag so far behind that of […]

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women And Partners Seek Ways To Close Gender Data Gaps

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women And Partners Seek Ways To Close Gender Data Gaps

With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum today explored ways to close these data gaps. “Gender statistics are critical for setting priorities, planning interventions and assessing their impacts,” […]

South Africa: Parliament Invites Public To Nominate Commission for Gender Equality

South Africa: Parliament Invites Public To Nominate Commission for Gender Equality

Members of the public are invited to nominate suitable candidates for the Commission for Gender Equality (GCE), according to the Ad Hoc Committee established to fill vacancies in the Commission. Applications will also be accepted. The public call for nominations to fill vacancies in the GCE is made in terms of the Commission for Gender […]

Women Entrepreneurs Vital To Economy

Women Entrepreneurs Vital To Economy

WOMEN entrepreneurship in Zambia is an emerging concept and very crucial for the country’s economic growth. The gender gap between men and women in business has now narrowed. Earlier the mindset of people was that business is meant only for men, but this thinking has changed. This is so because women entrepreneurship has hit a […]

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

No less than two-thirds of trafficked victims are women and girls while one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, said on Wednesday. UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch of the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. According […]

Group To Empower 2000 women In Lagos

Group To Empower 2000 women In Lagos

The consultant training women for the Economic Empowerment Programme aimed at alleviating poverty in Nigeria, Stella Akande, has declared that the scheme which is powered by Future Assured Initiative, a pet project of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, is out to empower at least 2000 women in various crafts. Stella who was in Lagos Tuesday […]

Ghanaian Business Mentor Urges African Women To Smash Stereotypes

Ghanaian Business Mentor Urges African Women To Smash Stereotypes

“It’s hard for young female African entrepreneurs to feel like they fit in, if they can’t see any role models out there” Young female African entrepreneurs must speak out and act as role models to inspire other women to shake up a profession dominated by white men, according to the co-founder of a business helping […]

Gender Equality At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

Gender Equality At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

In the early 1990s, just over 42 per cent of people were living in urban areas. Today, more than 54 per cent of the global population are urban dwellers and in 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent . Sustainable development must ensure a roadmap for sustainable cities. Against this backdrop, […]