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CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

In commemoration of the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD), the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for an improvement in women participation in the education sector. The statement also said there was a need to address systemic barriers plaguing women rights in Nigeria. It stated that a three-pronged approach, known as ‘identify’, capacitate […]

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

 At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in politics. “There’s an important lack of additional financial resources to fully capacitate female […]

EJS Centre To Raise Waves Of Women Leaders

EJS Centre To Raise Waves Of Women Leaders

The Executive Director of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women Empowerment and Development, Dr Ophelia Weeks says the vision of its founder is to raise women’s ambition into leadership position. “Madame Sirleaf has the vision to embolden and empower women, to raise women’s ambitions to leadership positions; not just one woman here and […]

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From parts of the United States where child marriage remains legal to Russia, where women are banned from a host of jobs, almost every country has broken long-standing promises to eradicate discriminatory laws, legal experts said on Monday.   Rights group Equality Now urged all governments to review their laws as it launched a global […]

Sudan Women Want Greater Role In Juba Negotiations

Sudan Women Want Greater Role In Juba Negotiations

Three Sudanese women advocacy groups presented a memorandum to the government negotiating delegation in Juba yesterday. They wish to play a bigger role in the peace negotiations, and especially in the implementation of the peace agreement. The memorandum of the women’s groups contains 28 points. It states that the conflicts and wars in Sudan affected […]

Women Push For 50-50 Representation in Govt Under BBI Constitutional Review

Women Push For 50-50 Representation in Govt Under BBI Constitutional Review

Women groups Thursday renewed calls for equal representation in all levels of government as the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) steering committee convened in Nairobi to receive memoranda in the second phase of the constitutional review process. The Senator Yusuf Haji-led 14-member team heard from women groups under the umbrella union, Common Women Agenda. The steering […]

Govt Wants More Women In Decision-Making Positions

Govt Wants More Women In Decision-Making Positions

The government is committed to implementing a gender policy that will see more women occupying key decision-making positions, the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairperson Tsitsi Choruma has said. “On gender policy, we are still working on the legislative part as the Public Service Commission. We have already started implementing elements of this policy in recruitment,” […]

Ekiti State Gets First Female Head Of Service

Ekiti State Gets First Female Head Of Service

Mrs Morenike Olapeju Babafemi has emerged as the first female Head of Service in Ekiti state Civil service. Her appointment as the new Head of Service was approved by Governor Kayode Fayemi yesterday Mrs Babafemi, who has had a stint as Acting Head of Service, before proceeding on an overseas training programme last year, was […]

Activist Encourages Women To For Elective Posts

Activist Encourages Women To For Elective Posts

For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia B. Harris, is encouraging young women of Liberia to make use of every opportunity available to them to pursue political seats at the National Legislature. Madam Harris, like other feminists, believes […]

Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s First Female President

Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s First Female President

High court judge and human rights advocate Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected Greece’s first female president by parliament on Wednesday. Sakellaropoulou was nominated by the ruling conservative New Democracy party, but also managed to secure the backing of the main opposition party Syriza and the centre-left Movement for Change. Breaking through gender barriers is not a new thing […]

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