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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 […]

Meet Diane Shima Rwigara, First Female Independent Presidential Candidate In Rwanda

Meet Diane Shima Rwigara, First Female Independent Presidential Candidate In Rwanda

Diane Shima Rwigara on Wednesday declared her interest to run for the Rwandan presidency, becoming the first female independent candidate. In her manifesto, the 35-year-old said she will work to eradicate poverty, champion free speech, and provide health insurance for all Rwandans. The accountant and businesswoman also criticised the ruling RPF party saying it was […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Lunch

LOUD WHISPERS: Over Lunch

Julie: I am so glad we could meet up for lunch at last Betty: Me too. It has taken us so long to find the time. Julie: We always find time for the people and the things we love Betty: So true. Julie: It is a shame Ruth could not join us. She is not […]

Lagos Speaker, Activists Call For Gender Balance In Governance

Lagos Speaker, Activists Call For Gender Balance In Governance

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the National Democratic Institute, NDI; Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, and other human rights groups have called for greater inclusion of women in governance, saying it is a more effective strategy towards overall national development. Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting for women in […]

East Africa: Somalia Elects First Woman To Its Upper House Of Parliament

East Africa: Somalia Elects First Woman To Its Upper House Of Parliament

 Ms Zamzam Dahir Mohamoud was on Sunday elected the first woman member of Somalia’s Upper House. She won the race against another woman, Ms Faduma Moalim Omar. The vote was held in Adado town, the capital of Galmudug State, some 475 kilometres north of Mogadishu. The contest was for one of the eight seats reserved […]

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