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Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal. For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an independent country, women were not allowed to get involved in politics due to cultural norms and other restrictions. Women say […]

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japanese Women Are Running For Parliament In Record Numbers

Japan’s parliament has fallen in terms of gender diversity in recent years, though parties have been urged to field more women When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan’s northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers. “I was asked to […]

Malawi New Elected Female MPs To Support One Another In Their Political Roles

Malawi New Elected Female MPs To Support One Another In Their Political Roles

Newly elected female Members of Parliament (MPS) have been challenged to support each other in order to excel in their political roles. Speaker of National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara made the challenge Wednesday in Lilongwe at Oxfam supported breakfast meeting with the new cohort of female Members of Parliament (MPS) at Bingu International Convention Centre […]

Catherine Gotani, Newly Elected Speaker Advises Female MPs To Support Each Other In Malawi

Catherine Gotani, Newly Elected Speaker Advises Female MPs To Support Each Other In Malawi

Newly elected female Members of Parliament (MPS) have been challenged to support each other in order to excel in their political roles. First Women Caucus breakfast meeting with Oxfam Speaker of National Assembly, Catherine Gotani Hara made the challenge Wednesday in Lilongwe at Oxfam supported breakfast meeting with the new cohort of female Members of […]

Blantyre District Council Of Malawi Elects First Female Council Chairperson – Carol Mdala

Blantyre District Council Of Malawi Elects First Female Council Chairperson – Carol Mdala

Chilaweni Ward Councillor Carol Mdala of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected as the first female Blantyre District Council chairperson. Carol Mdala, first female Blantyre District Council chairperson This follows the same development that took place in Karonga where Nyungwe Ward Councillor Ethel Mwanza, the only female councillor in the District Council was […]

Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

Catherine Gotani Hara Becomes The First Female Speaker Of Parliament In Malawi

History was made on June 19 when Malawi elected the first ever female Speaker of Parliament, a development gender and rights activists say is a victory for the country’s democracy and efforts for gender inclusion. In the 55 years of independence Malawi has never had a female Speaker of Parliament. Catherine Gotani Hara, opposition Malawi […]

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women lobbyists have increased their campaign and hype for female parliamentary and local government aspirants, saying they want women to get 40 per cent of the seats in both parliament and councils. Emma Kaliya, chairperson of Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) said Malawi is not doing well in terms of putting women in decision making […]

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

Joyce Banda To Withdraw From Presidential Race

People’s Party (PP) national executive committee (NEC) members are meeting at the residence of former president Joyce Banda to discuss a possible electoral combination with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to compete as one force in the coming elections continue, Nyasa Times understands. Joyce Banda has let PP national executive committee members to meet and discuss […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

LOUD WHISPERS: Lessons From Hannah

I have an older friend who is from Zimbabwe. I will call her Hannah. She fought in the Zimbabwe liberation war in the 1970s. Then she was a young girl, but she experienced things people thrice her age could not even imagine. When the war was over and Zimbabwe became an independent nation State in […]

Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Who is Sicily Kariuki She is the Cabinet Secretary for Health; formerly the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs; Tell us about your background I was born in Embu, as the second last born of seven siblings to my parents — the late Mugo and my loving mum Eunice Wandiri — humble […]

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