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Preach Gender Equality, Not Religious Bigotry, Emir of Keffi Urges Clerics

Preach Gender Equality, Not Religious Bigotry, Emir of Keffi Urges Clerics

The Emir of Keffi, and Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa, has called on all religious leaders in the country to preach sustainable gender equality and not to further polarise the nation through divisive teachings. Also, he called on women in active journalism to ensure enough and proper marketisation of women participation […]

‘Safe Spaces’ Helping Women and Girls In West Darfur Tackle Trauma of Violence and Displacement

‘Safe Spaces’ Helping Women and Girls In West Darfur Tackle Trauma of Violence and Displacement

 About 1,500 women and girls access five UN Population Fund (UNFPA) temporary safe spaces in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, each month, to tackle the trauma of violence and displacement, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says in its latest Sudan Situation Report. Sawakin, 35, fled armed clashes that erupted […]

Gender Equality Makes Democracy Stronger, Says Kamala Harris

Gender Equality Makes Democracy Stronger, Says Kamala Harris

 Women deprived of freedom of speech or the freedom to vote should fight for their rights and know that the United States stands beside them, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday. Harris told the Generation Equality Forum at a summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron that gender equality was paramount to strengthening […]

Kagame Shares Rwanda’s Journey Towards Gender Equality

Kagame Shares Rwanda’s Journey Towards Gender Equality

Achieving gender equality in technology and innovation is just one part of the wider struggle to guarantee equal rights and opportunities for women and girls, President Paul Kagame has said. Kagame was speaking at the virtual Generation Equality Forum, global feminist gathering convening governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector and young people seeking […]

African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Constitutive Act of the African Union underscore the principle of promoting gender equality on the continent as a prerequisite for achieving inclusive and sustainable development on the continent. Specifically the Constitutive Act of the African Union and the […]

Pandemic Pushes Gender Equality Back A Generation

Pandemic Pushes Gender Equality Back A Generation

Women will not reach parity with men until the middle of the next century as the COVID-19 pandemic hits them hardest, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report released on Wednesday. “The pandemic has fundamentally impacted gender equality in both the workplace and the home, rolling back years of progress,” said WEF’s managing director […]

Pushing for Gender-Inclusive Representation

Pushing for Gender-Inclusive Representation

When a crisis hits Somalia, women and girls often bear the worst of it. Somalia is currently facing multiple shocks, including the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, locust invasions, food insecurity and ongoing insurgency. As conflict across the country increases, so too does the threat of harassment, kidnapping and sexual violence against women and girls. As locusts […]

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

As part of our Generation Equality campaign, UN Women is issuing a global call for original artwork that visualizes and celebrates activism for gender equality. As we approach International Women’s Day (8 March) and as world leaders and activists prepare for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum – a global gathering to invest and innovate for […]

First Woman Elected To Seychelles Football Federation Dreams of Future Successes

First Woman Elected To Seychelles Football Federation Dreams of Future Successes

A Seychellois women’s national football team that performs well at the international level and a player going professional are what the first elected woman on the executive committee of the Seychelles Football Federation envisions for the future. Shella Mohideen, who was elected on the Federation’s executive committee in the general election last month, told SNA […]

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

UN Agencies IOM And UNICEF Vow To Investigate ‘Jobs-For-Sex’ sin Congo

  Two more U.N. agencies joined the World Health Organization (WHO) with pledges on Wednesday to investigate claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and children’s agency UNICEF said they would investigate after 51 women accused mainly […]

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