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Rwanda Makes Case for Women Protection – UN

Rwanda Makes Case for Women Protection – UN

With Covid-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women’s full participation in building peace have become ‘vastly worse’. This is according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. She made the remarks on Tuesday while participating in a Security Council debate, under the theme “Protecting Participation: Addressing […]

Four-Day Lockdown Looms in South-East As Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Resumes

Four-Day Lockdown Looms in South-East As Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Resumes

There are indications that Southeast residents may be forced to observe a four-day lockdown from Monday, as the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s treason trial is set to resume at a Federal High Court, Abuja. Mr Kanu is scheduled to appear in court from January 18 to January 20. IPOB, an outlawed group leading the agitation […]

Maryland Women to Boycott 2023 Elections

Maryland Women to Boycott 2023 Elections

Women of Maryland County are threatening to boycott elections in 2023 if they cannot get justice in the murder case of the late Modecious Nyemah, a student of the Pleebo High School, who was allegedly chopped to death in 2021 by Suspect Moses Mlarmah. Addressing reporters during their gathering in Gbolobo, outskirts of Pleebo, Maryland […]

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Resigns Amid Unrelenting Civil Unrest

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok Resigns Amid Unrelenting Civil Unrest

 Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, has announced his resignation in a televised address to the Sudanese people this evening. His resignation comes just hours after at least three civilians were killed as Sudanese security forces violently suppressed another wave of the Marches of the Millions, that saw hundreds of thousand take to the streets across […]

Trial Begins In Challenge To California Women On Boards Law

Trial Begins In Challenge To California Women On Boards Law

 Opening statements got underway on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the legality of California’s law requiring publicly held companies to include women on their boards, a case that will test the state’s authority to address disparities in corporate power. Three California taxpayers will seek to show the law amounts to sex discrimination in violation of […]

16 Days of Activism – Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls

16 Days of Activism – Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls

A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focused on the largest study of the prevalence of violence against women. The report was on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations, and it revealed that across their lifetime, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate […]

Afghans ‘Marry Off’ Baby Girls For Dowries As Starvation Looms

Afghans ‘Marry Off’ Baby Girls For Dowries As Starvation Looms

Jobless and engulfed in debt, Afghan brick kiln worker Fazal said the country’s imploding economy had left him with a stark choice – marry off his young daughters, or risk the family starving to death. Last month, he received a $3,000 dowry payment after handing over his 13- and 15-year-old daughters to men more than […]

Women, Girls Internet Vulnerability On the Rise

Women, Girls Internet Vulnerability On the Rise

Sophia Nalumba (not real name) sits in an Internet café beaming with excitement. She does not even seem to notice the people around her who are wondering what had made her happy. Without hesitating, she beckons one lady to loudly read out the email in front of her and everyone joins in the frenzy as […]

Over 500 Women Vie for District Councillor Positions

Over 500 Women Vie for District Councillor Positions

National Electoral Commission (NEC) has disclosed that 558 candidates are vying to fill the women councillor positions in the district council. The elections are slated for November 13, and each district has to elect five women councillors making up 30 per cent of the council. According to Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of NEC, preparations […]

End Violence Against Women in Politics – Pressure Group

End Violence Against Women in Politics – Pressure Group

Women Reform Network, a grouping of 25 women’s rights organisations that advocate for gender equality has condemned the use of violence against women politicians. The statement follows the recent attack of the MDC Alliance Zvimba South constituency coordinating member Maria Wemba. She was allegedly abducted and tortured by suspected Zanu PF youths last month ahead […]

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