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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 […]

35 Percent Affirmative Action – Female Senators Fight Back

35 Percent Affirmative Action – Female Senators Fight Back

Three of Nigeria’s serving female senators have bemoaned the failure of the National Assembly to approve proposals for affirmative action in appointive positions in the country. The Senate during the recent Constitution Alteration Exercise failed to push through the proposal that would have entitled women to 35% of all appointive positions in the country. The […]

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Women Candidates Face Curses And Worse In Kenyan Elections

Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders – but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against female candidates in Kenyan politics, women […]

More Women In Politics Will Bridge The Gap -NEPP

More Women In Politics Will Bridge The Gap -NEPP

 To actualize the 35 percent affirmative action, Nigerian women have been urged to wake up from their slumber and join the political struggle for them to occupy top political positions in the country. Ondo State chairperson of the Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), Mrs. Ibitoye Olusola, made this appeal at the maiden state congress of […]

President Ellen Sirleaf Nudges Liberian Women In Politics To Be Strong

President Ellen  Sirleaf Nudges Liberian Women In Politics To Be Strong

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged the Liberian Women National Political Forum and UN Women to be strong and committed as they approach the October elections. She made the comments in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County at a start of 3-day capacity building workshop, which took place from July 13-15, 2017. The workshop under the banner: […]

FIOHTG Sensitises Communities On Role of Women, Youths In Politics

FIOHTG Sensitises Communities On Role of Women, Youths In Politics

At least 70 stakeholders drawn from 8 communities in Jarra West and Central Districts of the Lower River Region recently attended a day’s sensitization forum on the role of women and youths in the political transformation in New Gambia. Held at Felekoto village in Jarra West, the event saw presentations on Women’s Act, among a […]

Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly or indirectly as chiefs, queens, queen mothers and advisors. One of these communities even started off as being matrilineal. Women led and fought fearlessly to […]

Coalition of Political Parties Women Launches Engagement Campaign In Liberia

Coalition of Political Parties Women Launches Engagement Campaign In Liberia

The Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWILL) in collaboration with NAYMOTE have launched a one-day citizen engagement campaign aimed at helping women aspirants find out what issues that are most important to voters. Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Doe Community, Bushrod Island, the Vice President of COPPWILL, Georgia Gaye said […]

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