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Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

Illiteracy Prevents Women From Enjoying Their Rights – Isaura Nyusi

 Mozambique’s First Lady, Isaura Nyusi, declared on Tuesday that illiteracy remains an obstacle preventing women from the full enjoyment of their rights. Speaking at a meeting with residents of the town of Muecate, in the northern province of Nampula, where she is on a four day visit, she said this was why the government lays […]

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

Radiologist Encourages Women To Screen For Breast Cancer

 A Walvis Bay based radiologist has urged women aged 40 and above to have their breast examined for cancer through mammogram screenings. Dr. Joseph Kabongo, a specialist diagnostic radiologist at Erongo Medical feels women from the age of 40 should have a mammogram screening once a year while women who are 55 and above should […]

Creating Workplace Structures Against Sexual Violence

Creating Workplace Structures Against Sexual Violence

It’s time that the social justice sector strengthened its own response to sexual harassment and misconduct. Here, Sonke grapples with the difficult questions that must still be answered if we are to stem harassment in the workplace, every workplace, and reflects on our approach. We hope that our journey, and that of other organisations wrestling […]

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

 A sentence of flogging was carried out by Omdurman Criminal Court on Tuesday against a woman who married without the consent of her father and brothers, even though her marriage was authorised and witnessed. The defence lawyer said the flogging sentence was carried out after the woman and her child completed more than eight months […]

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

African Union To Rebuild Gender Sentiments

The African Union has apologised over allegations of gender-related discrimination made by its women staff. Last week, The East African published a story quoting memos issued by a group of women who condemned discrimination and utter disregard of female employees especially in the African Union Commission’s Peace and Security organ. This week, AUC deputy chair […]

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

First Lady Gertrude Condemns Gender Based Violence

 The country’s First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika on Thursday condemned the acts of violence and abuses that women, girls and children in the country go through. The First Lady was speaking during one of the events of a campaign branded ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)’ held at Ndungunya Primary School in Phalombe District. […]

Can Muslim Feminism Find a Third Way?

RABAT, Morocco — Last month, Asma Lamrabet, a well-known Moroccan feminist, resigned from her position at the Mohammedan League of Scholars, where she headed a center of women’s studies in Islam. She was pushed to resign, she explained in a statement, by the backlash over her support for a demand that remains controversial in the […]

New Land Law To Promote Welfare, Dignity Of Malawi Women

New Land Law To Promote Welfare, Dignity Of Malawi Women

LandNet, a non governmental organization (NGO) affiliated in issues of land governance, has hailed government for the enactment of Land Act, a Law it observed will safeguard and promote the welfare and dignity of women and other marginalized members of the society. The observation was made by National Coordinator for LandNet, Emmanuel Mlaka, during awareness […]

Taking Parliament To The People – Getting Women To Be Politically Alert And Involved

Taking Parliament To The People – Getting Women To Be Politically Alert And Involved

During day two of the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the South African Parliamentary delegation participated in a wide range of discussions, including one titled “Parliaments deliver for rural women and girls,” organised by the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. Parliament’ six-member multiparty delegation, led by the […]

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

Women Do Not Possess Their Land Because They Are Oblivious Of The Law

 Many women in Kenya do not know that the constitution promises to eliminate gender discrimination in law, customs and practices related to property, leaving thousands at risk of homelessness Less than 2 percent of title deeds issued in Kenya since 2013 went to women, campaigners said on Tuesday, dashing hopes raised by constitutional reform granting […]

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