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Uganda: Encourage People To Report Domestic Violence

Uganda: Encourage People To Report Domestic Violence

This week, one woman’s denouncement of domestic violence and action to seek divorce on those grounds made fodder for local media and social media. Ms Daniella Atim, the estranged wife of renowned local artiste Joseph Mayanja aka Chameleone, filed to dissolve their nine-year marriage on Tuesday at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court, citing assault that begun […]

Malawi: Nca Called For Collective Collaboration

Malawi: Nca Called For Collective Collaboration

 Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) said there is need for collective collaboration among various stakeholders in order to address the issues affecting Gender Based Violence (GBV) and human trafficking. NCA Country representative, Sten Villumstad said this Friday in Lilongwe during GBV Proposal Development Partner and Stakeholder Consultation meeting at Crossroads Hotel. He said collective efforts were […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Executive Director of Women Fund Tanzania Ms Mary Rusimbi presents a paper at an event in Dar es Salaam. She is flanked by the Chairperson of the Coalition of Women and Constitution Tanzania, Prof Ruth Meena. ALL women have in-born leadership character. What needs to be added is talent promotion, and this mostly should be […]

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election. No woman was elected to the Senate in the last General Election, which resulted in the 18 who got there […]

It May Take Years to Free All Kidnapped Chibok Girls – Defence Minister

It May Take Years to Free All Kidnapped Chibok Girls – Defence Minister

Defence Minister, Mansur Dan Ali, has said it might take years to find all the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. His statement came barely a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari, on the third anniversary of the abduction of the girls, said government was in touch with abductors of the girls. Speaking […]

Applications Open for ‘Safe Sister – The East African Women’s Digital Safety’

Applications Open for ‘Safe Sister – The East African Women’s Digital Safety’

DefendDefenders is calling for applications to its Safe Sister Fellowship for women from East Africa; the program is dubbed, ‘Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship’. The announcement was made via a post published on DefendDefenders website which says, “Safe Sister: The East African Women’s Digital Safety Fellowship, a program for tech-savvy women […]

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged Parliament to pass the two thirds gender rule to show appreciation for the role women have played in Kenya’s progress. President Kenyatta said women have played a big role in the liberation of Kenya and the subsequent progress the country has achieved. He spoke at the funeral service of his […]

Tradition Hurdles Early Marriage Eradication Effort

Tradition Hurdles Early Marriage Eradication Effort

Despite improvements due to the extensive intervention of governmental and non-governmental bodies, early marriage is still source of various socio-economic evils across Ethiopia. The huge investment in health and education sectors has brought about positive changes in reducing maternal mortality, while increasing girls’ school enrollment nation-wide. However, punctures originating from low level social awareness seem […]

Less Than 1% of Women In Nigeria Use Condoms

Less Than 1% of Women In Nigeria Use Condoms

Less than one per cent of women in the country use female condoms, Programme Officer, Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Pathfinder International, Dr Sekina Bello said. She disclosed this yesterday during a stakeholders meeting on the review of female condom counselling tools organized by the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in Abuja. […]

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