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Decongesting Kirikiri Women’s Prison

Decongesting Kirikiri Women’s Prison

Many of these girls found themselves in prison because of the lack of legal representation. … the figure of the young ladies on the awaiting trial list is definitely alarming. Wealthy individuals and organisations could also bear the responsibility of providing legal services for these inmates or assist in paying the little fines that have […]

Activists In Egypt Demand Better Enforcement On Sexual Harassment

Activists In Egypt Demand Better Enforcement On Sexual Harassment

Egyptian women’s rights activists called on Monday for laws protecting women to be better enforced after the introduction of stronger penalties for sexual harassment offences. They welcomed a move by Egypt’s parliament on Sunday to reclassify sexual harassment as a felony, increase the minimum jail sentence from one to two years and raise the fine […]

Women Lives Matters Condemns Baba Jah’s Comment On Maternal Death

Women Lives Matters Condemns Baba Jah’s Comment On Maternal Death

Women Lives Matter, a movement established to fight for the safe labour and delivery of women in The Gambia has strongly rebutted what it called the “false and malicious” statement of Baba Jah against women who died during labour. In a statement shared with The Point, Mballing Cham said: “Baba Jah’s statement was not only […]

Syrian Refugee Girls Face ‘Dangerous’ Child Marriage Trend, says charity

Syrian Refugee Girls Face ‘Dangerous’ Child Marriage Trend, says charity

 Syrian refugee girls are increasingly at risk of child marriage due to a surge in pandemic-linked poverty, legal loopholes and long-term displacement in countries across the Middle East and North Africa, charity Save the Children said on Friday. More than 5.5 million Syrians are registered as asylum seekers in the region, 10 years since conflict broke out […]

Over 90% of Babies Die From Preventable Causes – Study

Over 90% of Babies Die From Preventable Causes – Study

Nine out of ten neonatal deaths in Kenya are as a result of preventable causes, a study has established. The study reveals that 95 per cent of newborns die from preventable causes. It adds that infants between the ages of 0 and 28 days account for almost half and two-thirds of the admissions and deaths, […]

Watchdog Says ‘Pervasive’ Digital Sex Crime Affecting Life For S.Korean Women, Girls

Watchdog Says ‘Pervasive’ Digital Sex Crime Affecting Life For S.Korean Women, Girls

 Digital sex crime is now so pervasive in South Korea that the fear of it is affecting the quality of life for women and girls, with many victims saying they had considered suicide or leaving the country, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday. South Korea has become the global epicentre of spycam – the […]

Biden To Donate 500 Million Pfizer Doses, Urge Others To Join In

Biden To Donate 500 Million Pfizer Doses, Urge Others To Join In

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to more than 90 countries while calling on the world’s democracies to do their part to help end the deadly pandemic, the White House said. The announcement of the vaccine donation – the largest ever by a single […]

Zimbabwe Tackles Myths And Violence

Zimbabwe Tackles Myths And Violence

“If he does not hit you, he does not love you enough” is the sort of age-old ‘truism’ that Zimbabwe activists say gives men free rein to beat their wives and stops women complaining. But things are now changing, according to women’s rights activists, albeit slowly and from a crashingly low base. At least one in […]

Should Single Women Own Properties

Should Single Women Own Properties

African women are known to be effective in the cultivation and processing of agricultural produce but culturally are not entitled to owning lands. Generally, possession of land is by inheritance which females are not eligible to. Therefore, they depend on the possession of another human (father or husband) to make a living. As a girl […]

In Historic First, Two Powerful Women Flank U.S. President

In Historic First, Two Powerful Women Flank U.S. President

President Joe Biden’s address to Congress broke a historic glass ceiling on Wednesday, as two women – Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – sat behind the president for the first time in U.S. history. The seating arrangement carried a symbolic meaning for the advancement of U.S. women in recent decades, since […]