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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 […]

Liberia Makes Parliamentry Seats Equal

Liberia Makes Parliamentry Seats Equal

Liberia ranks 40th out of 54 African countries for the number of women in parliament, and 149th out of 191 worldwide, U.N. Women said Women’s rights activists in Liberia on Friday welcomed a new law creating parliamentary seats reserved for women, young people and people with disabilities, in a country where women are poorly represented […]

Gambia: NCCE, AAITG Engage Youth Groups, Women On Democratic Participation

Gambia: NCCE, AAITG Engage Youth Groups, Women On Democratic Participation

National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), in collaboration with Action Aid International -The Gambia (AAITG), commenced a two day engagement on Monday, August 22, 2016 for young people from different organizations, women and political parties on the importance of their participation in democracy and elections. The event is being held at regional education office in […]

Women Are Running Away From Politics – Joyce Banda

Women Are Running Away From Politics – Joyce Banda

Malawi former president Joyce Banda, a campaigner for women and girls rights, on Tuesday was shown on Ben TV of London in a popular Pauline Long interview show which she said many professional women get discouraged from entering politics because of the treatment they get when they are trying to get into positions of power […]

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Somalia: Women Hold Demonstrations Demanding Political Participation

Hundreds of Somali women on Saturday held demonstrations demanding for their quota in political participation in the upcoming general elections. The women, drawn from civil societies, women organisations, Federal lawmakers, politicians and Banadir Regional administration gathered at Daljirka Dahsoon Square in Mogadishu. The protests in Mogadishu saw huge crowds march through the city chanting equality […]

Michelle Obama’s Stirring Democratic Convention Speech Brings Crowd To Tears

Michelle Obama’s Stirring Democratic Convention Speech Brings Crowd To Tears

Here, at last, the profound, moving and devastating riposte to Donald Trump that many in America, and the world, had been waiting for. And the antidote to the non-politician came from another non-politician – a mother. Michelle Obama, the first black first lady in American history, gave a 15-minute address to the Democratic national convention […]