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Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Malick Lowe, the Mayoral Candidate vying for the Mayoral seat of Banjul City Council under UDP ticket, promised to empower Youth and Women of Banjul. Rohey made these remarks during her rally held at Dobson Street in the Banjul South Constituency on Sunday May 6. Rohey indicated that it is among her priorities to […]

Women, Politics, Obstacles, Patriachy

Women, Politics, Obstacles, Patriachy

 Maria Helena Langa is one of the five women who heads a municipality, out of the 53 existing ones in Mozambique. Langa began her career within the political arena, as a municipal councilor from 1993 to 2003 and in 2009 rose within the ranks and became president of the municipal council of Mandlakazi. She is […]

Party Leadership Cautioned To Desists From Sexual Exploitation

Party Leadership Cautioned To Desists From Sexual Exploitation

NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGOGCN) has cautioned party leadership to desists from acts of sexual exploitation in order to put women into leadership position. The Network Chairperson, Emma Kaliya sounded the warned during the launching of 50: 50 campaign last Thursday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. She said sexual exploitation being perpetuated by male folks […]

The Women For 2019 Elections

The Women For 2019 Elections

Since the return of democracy in 1999, women have persistently cried marginalization when it comes to clinching electoral offices but many of them have remained undeterred, endlessly making moves to win important positions. There are indications that many of them have rolled up their sleeves ahead of 2019. Despite the fact that they constitute large […]

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Malawian Government Makes It Cheaper For Women To Run In 2019

Female candidates will pay 25 percent less than men to run for parliament in Malawi under a scheme to get more women into power in a general election due next year, authorities have said. The decision, announced on Thursday by the Electoral Commission, follows a fall in the number of women MPs in the last […]

Swaziland Takes In 30 Percent Female Parliament Members

Swaziland Takes In 30 Percent Female Parliament Members

A Bill has been tabled in the Swaziland parliament to ensure 30 percent of members of the House of Assembly are women. It has taken 12 years to get this far. Swaziland is ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch. The King chooses 10 of the 65 members of the House of […]

NCWS Advocates Political Positions For Women In Future Election

NCWS Advocates Political Positions For Women In Future Election

 The National Council for Women Society, the umbrella body for all women association in Nigeria on Friday advocated for political positions of vice president, deputy governors and vice chairman of local government to women in future elections. The president of the society, Gloria Laraba Shoda, made the call during the Nigerian Women Political Stakeholders Summit […]

Pres. Sirleaf Urges African Women To Expand Gains In Gender Leadership Parity

Pres. Sirleaf Urges African Women To Expand Gains In Gender Leadership Parity

 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on women in Africa to continue to take bold steps, imbue themselves with determination and self- confidence if they are to consolidate and expand the gains made in various spheres of leadership. According to a dispatch from Accra, the Liberian leader sounded the clarion call when she delivered special […]

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

An African Union Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA), under the auspices of Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been launched in Accra. The Flagship program, which is structured around two Pillars “Developing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Private sector and Increasing Women’s Political Participation is an agenda of the Government of Ghana […]

UN Women Sign Agreement To Support Female Candidates

UN Women Sign Agreement To Support Female Candidates

The UN Women’s organization in Liberia yesterday signed a number of project cooperation agreements (PCAs) with three of the country’s women organizations to galvanize energy and other resources to support female candidates participating in the ensuing elections. Madam Marie Goreth Nizigama, country representative, said “In UN Women’s work as the global champion for gender equality […]

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