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Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

Australia Women Soccer Players’ Goal On Equal Pay Hoped To Boost Girls In Sport

A landmark equal pay deal brokered by the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas, has the potential to boost female participation in sports, equality advocates and sports groups said on Wednesday. Australian soccer’s governing body announced it had reached a “unique” agreement with the players’ union that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and […]

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

UN Women Laments Gender Disparities At Malawi Immigration Department

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has Country Representative, Clara Anyangwe, has lamented poor representation of female employees in decision-making positions in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services. She has since challenged the department to empower female employees to enable them to take an active role in […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents

AW Gist : The Change Agents

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Young Women Cycling To Promote Women Rights

Young Women Cycling To Promote Women Rights

For many Khartoum residents, this is an eye-boggling experience. A group of young ladies are seen these days parading in bicycles around Khartoum not weary about the unpaved roads and the gaze of the bystanders. The ladies were actually using this untraditional way in Sudan to publicize women sport and use of environmentally friendly transport, […]

G7 Leaders Urged To Promote Gender Empowerment

G7 Leaders Urged To Promote Gender Empowerment

 As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal sea town of Biarritz in the south-west of France, one of the world’s leading women’s organisations is calling for the protection and advancement of women worldwide. Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver, and a two-time member of both G7 Gender Equality Advisory […]

Nearly 40 Percent Of The World’s Girls and Women Live In Countries Failing On Gender Equality

Nearly 40 Percent Of The World’s Girls and Women Live In Countries Failing On Gender Equality

Results for 129 countries measured by a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Gender Index released by Equal Measures 2030 show that the world is far from achieving gender equality, with 1.4 billion girls and women living in countries that get a “very poor” failing grade on gender equality. The SDG Gender Index, launched at the […]

AW Gist: The Change Agents

AW Gist: The Change Agents

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

When you try to promote women in commerce people always ask why, what’s the business case? The truth is, for a long time sexual equality has been viewed as just a human rights imperative, but lately women’s contributions to the global economy have been under scrutiny. In 2015 the McKinsey Global Institute looked at what […]

Women MPs Take Gender Bill Seriously

Women MPs Take Gender Bill Seriously

 Women MPs have come out strongly to defend the Constitution Amendment Bill 2018 on the gender rule, saying it will not be used to bring ‘slay queens’ or girlfriends of the political class to Parliament as suggested by some male colleagues. Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire and her counterpart Jennifer Shamalla warned their colleagues against calling […]

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