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It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

The answer on whether female privilege exists or not has been a subject of heated conversations in both public and academic discourse. An even bigger problem exists in the misunderstanding on what privilege itself as a concept means, which has led to lack of uniformity in belief among people. While some scholars of gender agree […]

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities. Yoshihide Suga, who took office as prime minister on Wednesday following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, has made no reference to women’s rights so far, and […]

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue. Prior to his amendment, the 2015 Land Policy stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already had some. “This amendment will allow women to be independent […]

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Around the world, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn less than 80 cents for every dollar men do. For women with children, women of colour, women refugees and migrants, and women with disabilities, that figure is even lower. If you had told me this forty years ago, […]

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time this 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.  It further builds on the United Nations commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. Across all regions, women are […]

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

Domesticate International Legal Frameworks On Women Health Rights, Nigerian Govt Urged

The Nigerian government has been urged to domesticate all international and regional legal frameworks that promote Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (WSRH&R). This was one of the outcomes of a three-day workshop for journalists on the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and its implications on women’s health. In a communique issued Friday at the end […]

Cambodia Police Chief Stood Down In ‘Unprecedented’ Sex Abuse Investigation

Cambodia Police Chief Stood Down In ‘Unprecedented’ Sex Abuse Investigation

A high-ranking Cambodian police official has been suspended from duties pending an investigation into “unprecedented” allegations of sexual misconduct made by four junior female officers that hit the headlines, according to the interior ministry. The two-star major general and provincial police chief is accused of forcing officers to perform sex acts at work under the […]

Egypt Lawmakers Approve Bill To Protect Sex Assault Victims’ Identity

Egypt Lawmakers Approve Bill To Protect Sex Assault Victims’ Identity

The government is under pressure to encourage more women to report assault after a slew of complaints on social media Egyptian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a draft law that would give survivors of sexual assault and harassment the automatic right to anonymity, under pressure to do more to encourage women to report such crimes. The […]

Hundreds Of Girls, Women Have Disappeared During Pandemic In Peru

Hundreds Of Girls, Women Have Disappeared During Pandemic In Peru

More than 900 women and girls have gone missing in Peru during its coronavirus lockdown, a top women’s rights official said on Tuesday, calling for the creation of a national missing persons register to address the “alarming” number of disappearances. Records must be kept to track those who go missing, whether they are found alive […]

Widowhood Practices And The Long Way To Healing

Widowhood Practices And The Long Way To Healing

The African culture is rich in cultural and religious practices with rules that govern every aspect of the lives of its people. Despite the differences in these practices across various cultures, there are similarities in practices regarding widowhood. Without a doubt, the African culture is rich and has for decades served as the source through […]

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