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Women’s Group Petitions Government Over Gender-Based Violence

Women’s Group Petitions Government Over Gender-Based Violence

A WOMEN’S rights movement dubbed The Total shutdown yesterday staged a protest march to press the government to provide a one stop shop for justice for victims of gender-based violence. At least 50 women marched from the Maseru racecourse to Sefika sa Moshoeshoe in the central business district in solidarity with women from other regional […]

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

Gunmen Kill Women’s Rights Activist In Mogadishu

A woman was shot dead in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday night by gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab assassins, in what appeared to be an apparent assassination. A witness, speaking to Radio Shabelle by phone said the woman was critically wounded in the attack which occurred at Cinema Abdi Wayel area in the […]

VP Taylor Vows To Protect Women’s Rights

VP Taylor Vows To Protect Women’s Rights

Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has pledged commitment to working closely with the government and civil society organizations to ensure the rights of women are respected and protected, thereby ensuring zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Liberia. Madam Howard-Taylor further vowed to ensure girls reach their full potentials by guaranteeing that no opportunity is […]

State Fails To Protect Women In Muslim Marriages

State Fails To Protect Women In Muslim Marriages

There is a need for “coherent clear legislation” to provide for the protection of women in Muslim marriages, the Women’s Legal Centre told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Advocate Nazreen Bawa, for the centre, said there was an “unmet constitutional obligation”, GroundUp reported. The centre is asking the court for married Muslim women […]

Senate To End Violence Against Women And Gender Inequality

Senate To End Violence Against Women And Gender Inequality

Worried by all forms of discrimination and violence against women, the Senate has waded into the ugly thriving trend, evolving a legal framework to totally eliminate the anomalies. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South) while speaking to newsmen during a briefing with the Affirmative Action Coalition for Women and […]

Zimbabwe Expects More Trafficked Women From Kuwait

Zimbabwe Expects More Trafficked Women From Kuwait

Zimbabwe learnt last year that an estimated 200 Zimbabwean women were stranded in Kuwait after falling victim into human trafficking schemes. Since then, 128 women have been returned to Zimbabwe. They had been lured to the Arab country after being promised lucrative jobs only to be turned into slaves by their employers. The Zimbabwean government […]

World Press Freedom Day : Gender Censorship A Glaring Reality

World Press Freedom Day : Gender Censorship A Glaring Reality

On 3 May we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media Roles in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This year’s celebrations take place amidst concerns over harassment (online and offline), attacks and even killings of journalists for expressing their views. Journalists’ safety especially women journalists is […]

Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

Ethiopia: Ministry Pledges to End Child Marriage, FGM

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs marked International Girl Child Day for the 3rd time in Ethiopia with a theme: ” Let’s keep our promise and commitment to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and control child early and forced marriage (CEFM) and other harmful traditional practices to ensure women participation and competency” here yesterday. […]

African Women Meet At Mount Kilimanjaro To Demand Rights

African Women Meet At Mount Kilimanjaro To Demand Rights

Rwandan rural women, together with their counterparts from various countries on the continent, will today convene at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in an effort to advocate for unrestricted women’s rights to land and other natural resources across the continent. Participants from Rwanda say they are taking part in the cause as a […]

Over 250 Marginalised Women In Africa To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Over 250 Marginalised Women In Africa To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 250 marginalised women in Africa will later this year climb Mount Kilimanjaro to advocate women’s rights towards accessing natural resources, an official said on Sunday. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak, and stands at […]

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