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Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

The 1995 Constitution of Uganda reinforces the principles of equality and prohibits discrimination of all forms, including those based on sex, among others. It also protects the rights of women and mandating the State to accord women full and equal dignity of the person with men. It also provides a very strong platform for gender […]

The Myths That Foster Sexual Abuse – Angelina Jolie

The Myths That Foster Sexual Abuse – Angelina Jolie

Superstar Angelina Jolie is also Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She gave a keynote speech on sexual violence in Vancouver Wednesday at the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Summit. Huffpost Canada got an exclusive first look at excerpts from her speech. Your Excellencies, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour to be […]

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

PACENET Gears For 50-50 Political Representation In Malawi

Pan African Civic Educators Network (PACENET), with funding from the United Nations (UN) Women, is developing a gender transformative training manual aimed at equipping local governance structures with skills to mobilize women for political leadership positions. The manual, which is to be released late this month, is set to identify key issues that work against […]

Is Lagos Really The 8th Most Dangerous Place For Women?

Is Lagos Really The 8th Most Dangerous Place For Women?

The day I arrived in Lagos after deciding to move here, I felt a mixture of exhaustion, excitement and disbelief; I still couldn’t quite believe I’d decided to do it. As I started unpacking, my dad came into my room and we started chatting. As I started taking my clothes out of my suitcase, he […]

Participate In Politics, Hold Top Positions In Govt, IPC Urges Women

Participate In Politics, Hold Top Positions In Govt, IPC Urges Women

The International Press Centre (IPC) has urged women across the country to participate meaningfully in politics and stand the chance to contest for top positions in government offices during election campaigns, in order to ensure a better and progressive nation. This call was made at a workshop on women participation in politics titled ‘Advancing Women […]

NASS Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Women In Spanish Warship

NASS Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Women In Spanish Warship

The two arms of the National Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives, have begun a holistic investigation into the discovery of dead bodies of 26 young Nigerian girls, ages 14 to 18, in a Spanish warship, Cantabria. The Senate, yesterday, mandated its Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Special Duties to investigate the unfortunate incident […]

Malawi Women Urged To Undergo Cervical Screening

Malawi Women Urged To Undergo Cervical Screening

In a drive to reduce cases of cervical cancer in the country, the Community of St Egidio through its Disease Relief Excellent and Advanced Means (DREAM) in conjunction with the Ministry of Health (MoH) embarked on a campaign of screening women for early treatment and the latest being Phalombe. Dream is currently running a-week long […]

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let Us Pray

The Kiosk With Madame K – Let Us Pray

Ladies and gentlemen, I am sorry. I know I have been missing in action, I sincerely apologise. A whole lot has been happening in and around the kiosk and some have been tragic. You know I shared Amaka’s story with you and after that time we closed the kiosk for some weeks just to respect […]

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Gender Equality was the focus of a half-day lecture delivered by Former New Zealand Prime Minister, also the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mrs Helen Clark, yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo. Mrs Helen […]

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

The Global Scourge Of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

 When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA’s) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, detailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eye popping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many. So now we know. What started as a Hollywood scandal featuring a […]

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