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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 […]

Tunisian Student Develops App To Tackle Gender Discrimination

Tunisian Student Develops App To Tackle Gender Discrimination

Taher Sellami, a young entrepreneur and business student, is striving to use innovative technologies to drive social change in Tunisia and worldwide. A good friend from Cote D’Ivoire, an architecture student, was refused his dream job. And the person who actually got the job, I knew him too. And he was far less skilled, but […]

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

The United Nations says women’s rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, released its annual “Progress of the World’s Women” report on Tuesday, The report identifies ways in which […]

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Kenyatta To Speak At Global Conference On Women And Girls In Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday join over 8,000 delegates from more than 165 countries at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The three day conference will explore how power can drive or hinder progress and change for a more gender equal world. GENDER EQUALITY The conference, held every three years, is a […]

Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

Feminism, Radical Feminism and Gender Equality

  This article is a response to an article published in The New Times, April 25, 2019. It seeks to make clarifications to some of the issues made in the previous piece. As Rwandan feminists, we appreciate the momentum of increased awareness, consciousness and openness by Rwandan society to discuss feminism. We see the previous […]

Women Honoured At Cannes, As Gender Parity Drive Draws Scrutiny

Women Honoured At Cannes, As Gender Parity Drive Draws Scrutiny

Actors and filmmakers say industry attitudes are changing, but progress on promoting gender equality is slow Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still falling short of […]

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services

From Sudan to South Africa, many African countries have embraced austerity measures, giving a growing number of citizens the feeling they are being left behind, and provoking a crisis of representation and legitimacy. Demanding budget cuts, which in practice have a direct impact on public services, is not only the bedrock of populism, authoritarianism or […]

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

Sexual Assaults Still Not Reported In Mangochi, Malawi

 Despite efforts by authorities to sensitise communities to report sexual assaults, most individuals in Mangochi still do not report such cases to authorities for purposes of prosecution. National Programmes Coordinator for Malawi Sexual Reproductive Health Alliance, Hastings Saka told Malawi News Agency Thursday during the training of 20 youth leaders in the district on reporting […]

Parliament Should Support Gender Equality In Inheritance

Parliament Should Support Gender Equality In Inheritance

 Tunisia’s parliament should take the landmark step of granting women equal rights in inheritance, Human Rights Watch said today. President Beji Caid Essebsi formally submitted a draft law to parliament on November 28, 2018, asking for urgent action on the measure. The draft law, which was approved by the Council of Ministers on November 23, […]

Internet Literacy And Gender Equality

Internet Literacy And Gender Equality

In our digital age, internet literacy has become essential for, if not synonymous with, being employable in many fields. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) fuel business growth and countries’ economic development. They open new channels to communicate across great distances, as well as to organise people, raise awareness and spur activism. But such promise can […]