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Most Countries Failing To Address Women’s Needs During Pandemic – UN

Most Countries Failing To Address Women’s Needs During Pandemic – UN

COVID-19 crisis offers a chance to reshape societies for a fairer future, according to U.N. Women and the U.N. Development Programme Only one in eight countries worldwide have brought in measures to specifically protect women from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a database of government responses to COVID-19 launched by two U.N. […]

Somalia’s New PM Takes Office, Pledges To Fight Women Abuses

Somalia’s New PM Takes Office, Pledges To Fight Women Abuses

The newly-appointed prime minister of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has taken the office from the acting and deputy PM Mahdi Mohamed Guled Khadar on Sunday. Cabinet members and other high-ranking government officials were in attendance at the hand-over event held the PM’s office inside the heavily guarded presidential palace. In his speech, Roble has vowed […]

Women Must Be Kept Safe Online To Meet Global Gender Goals, Activist says

Women Must Be Kept Safe Online To Meet Global Gender Goals, Activist says

Governments must do more to keep women safe online in order to meet global goals on gender inequality, a British Nigerian activist has warned, as the coronavirus pandemic causes a surge in racism and gender-based abuse on the internet. Women’s rights campaigners worldwide have warned of an increase in online abuse such as revenge porn […]

Age Shaming Women : Done Out Of Pettiness Or Projection Of Insecurities

Age Shaming Women : Done Out Of Pettiness Or Projection Of Insecurities

Being a woman in the 21st  century comes with myriads of benefits and struggles as well. The emergence of various female empowerment movements and groups has put to the fore the importance of women forming an alliance and encouraging one another, however; the existence of these movements does not mean the absence of female rivalry […]

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Misogyny should be made a hate crime in England and Wales, the independent body that recommends legal change said on Wednesday, as it launched a consultation on updating hate crime laws. The Law Commission said the proposal would give women specific protection from crimes such as assault and harassment where they were targeted on the […]

U.N. Says Global Goals To Protect Nature Need Women To Succeed

U.N. Says Global Goals To Protect Nature Need Women To Succeed

Women – who gather much of the world’s wood and water, and carry out a large share of its farming – have too little say in how land is used, one key reason countries are failing to halt rapid losses of nature, environmental officials said on Tuesday.   Giving women a bigger voice in decision-making […]

Beirut Blast Adds To Women’s Money and Health Worries In Lebanon

Beirut Blast Adds To Women’s Money and Health Worries In Lebanon

Almost six weeks after the Beirut port blast nearly blinded her in one eye, Kawthar Halabi has been unable to return to work as she is still having fragments of glass picked out of her flesh. After eight days in hospital, more than 50 stitches, eye surgery and with lingering trauma, the 31-year-old mother has […]

The Pressures Of Being The First Female Daughter

The Pressures Of Being The First Female Daughter

Let me tell you the story of the princess of light, Uwanna. She is a vibrant young girl and so full of life, her childhood was full of beautiful memories. She grew up having both parents in her life, her dad was the breadwinner and her mother was a stay at home mum, she oftentimes […]

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women

State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. For instance, the Malawi Council of Churches, Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Muslim Association of Malawi, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Qadria Muslims Association of Malawi have […]

Ban Virginity Test – Afghanistan Rights Panel

Ban Virginity Test – Afghanistan Rights Panel

Afghanistan’s human rights panel on Thursday backed an “unconditional ban” on virginity tests, saying they violate rights, lack scientific basis and do nothing to protect women. Virginity tests check whether a woman or girl’s hymen – the thin tissue that may partially cover the vagina – is torn, in an effort to determine if she […]

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