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Sudan Appoints Its First Female Chief Justice

Sudan Appoints Its First Female Chief Justice

Respected veteran Sudanese Supreme Court Judge Nemat Abdallah Khair has been confirmed and gazetted as Sudan’s new Chief Justice. She is the first woman to hold the position and follows only a handful of other women in Africa to head judiciaries. The official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) announced the confirmation of Khair’s appointment in accordance […]

Melinda Gates Pledges $1 Billion To Women’s Rights

Melinda Gates Pledges $1 Billion To Women’s Rights

Money will fund partners who pursue innovative approaches to expanding women’s power and influence Philanthropist Melinda Gates plans to put $1 billion toward expanding women’s power and influence in the United States over the next decade, saying on Wednesday she loses sleep over fears the nation will stop caring about inequality and diversity. Women’s marches, […]

Liberia Celebrates Contraceptives Week

Liberia Celebrates Contraceptives Week

Liberia has joined the world over in the commemoration of what is known as the “World Contraceptives Day”.The Day is celebrated to create awareness for the proper planning of family and usage of contraceptives. One of those partners in the vanguard of ensuring that Liberians get proper information on how families are planned is an […]

Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

Thousands Gather In Madrid To Protest Violence Against Women

  Protesters carried banners reading “We don’t want to carry on counting victims” and chanted “We are not alone” as they brandished umbrellas in pouring rain Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when over 40 women have been recorded so far as having […]

Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

When Zimbabwe’s government started running a bus system earlier this year with fares on average one-third lower than those of private bus companies, Thandekile Gama was excited. The 33-year-old hairdresser had grown tired of paying up to 3 Zimbabwe dollars (less than 10 U.S. cents) every time she took a trip within Bulawayo, the country’s […]

Saudi Women Exercise Their ‘Right To Fly”

Saudi Women Exercise Their ‘Right To Fly”

The latest changes mean women over 21 can now get a passport and go abroad and without permission Saudi Arabia’s international airports are the scene of the latest “first” for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticised guardianship system. […]

El Salvador Acquits Woman Accused Of Killing Her Stillborn Child

El Salvador Acquits Woman Accused Of Killing Her Stillborn Child

Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served three years of a 30-year prison sentence A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation’s strict abortion ban. […]

Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Young Māori Women Lead The Battle For Indigenous Rights In New Zealand

Maori, who account for about 15% of the population, were dispossessed of much of their land during colonisation by Britain   Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site […]

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

Dubai Ruler’s Wife Seeks ‘Forced Marriage Protection Order’ In English Court

The 70-year-old sheikh, who is also vice-president of the UAE, wed the princess in 2004 in what was believed to be his sixth marriage The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court in relation to one of her two children. Princess […]

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women’s rights activists said on Thursday. Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces […]

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