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India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

India’s Poor Risk Loss Of Privacy, Land In Drive To Digitise Records

A push to digitise land records in India to establish ownership and minimise conflicts has raised concerns over privacy for poorer communities and could make them more vulnerable to evictions, legal and technology experts said on Monday. India’s national land record modernisation programme seeks to re-survey lands, verify and upgrade records, and put the information […]

Not An Hour Goes By Without An Atrocity Being Committed Against A Woman Or A Child In SA

Not An Hour Goes By Without An Atrocity Being Committed Against A Woman Or A Child In SA

Feminism has awakened consciousness in unexpected ways, opened minds and made remarkable things happen for women. But misogyny is entrenched in the minds of some men and women are the lowest common denominator in the blame game – repositories of frustration and powerlessness. In an analysis of 75 countries, nine out of 10 people were […]

Gender-Based Violence Impacts Both Victims and the Country, Says PM

Gender-Based Violence Impacts Both Victims and the Country, Says PM

The priority of Government is to ensure the protection of one and all and the issue of gender-based violence has an impact not only on victims, families and children but also on the country in terms of productivity and costs to the economy. The Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister […]

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). New modelling by the UN agency to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, marked on Thursday, reveals that […]

Balanced And Gender-Inclusive Education Is A Smart Investment

Balanced And Gender-Inclusive Education Is A Smart Investment

Fihima Mohamed’s mother never attended school and until two years ago she could not read or write. Mohamed’s mother had been born in neighbouring Somalia but was sent to Djibouti as a young girl to live with her aunt. The expectation had been that she would have a better life by escaping the ongoing conflict […]

Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Concerns Over Rise In Rape Cases In Zimbabwe

Police have expressed concern over an increase in rape cases countrywide in which women and girls are raped after being drugged since December last year. Although the police could not provide the actual statistics, several cases were reported and some of the perpetrators were arrested while others are still at large. National police spokesperson Assistant […]

Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

STRUGGLING over land rights among women in Tanzania and Africa, in general, has remained as one of the social challenges despite efforts by relevant authorities to solve the problem. In most parts of Northern Tanzania, women attest to the power of land ownership for personal empowerment and transformations in gender relations. Yet very few have […]

Yemen At Bottom Of Rankings For Women’s Quality Of Life

Yemen At Bottom Of Rankings For Women’s Quality Of Life

Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research on Tuesday which found the state of women’s rights is not “all doom and gloom” around the world. While life for women has improved in some 60 countries, it has deteriorated in Yemen and other war-torn […]

U.S. Supreme Court’s Ginsburg Honoured For Women’s, Human Rights Work

U.S. Supreme Court’s Ginsburg Honoured For Women’s, Human Rights Work

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has championed women’s rights on the nation’s highest court, was awarded a prestigious $1 million prize on Wednesday as a “lifelong trailblazer for human rights and gender equality.” The second woman ever named to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg, 86, was honoured as a voice for equal justice […]

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 […]