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Government Budget Must Benefit Women – Bathabile Dlamini

Government Budget Must Benefit Women – Bathabile Dlamini

The Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, says government institutions need to account before they get their budget and indicate how much they will allocate to benefit women. “We need to audit the work that has been done because it needs to resonate in all spheres of government. What is more important […]

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

 A Sudanese human rights organisation has highlighted an increase in sexual and physical violence against women and children in the country, as well as endemic female genital mutilation (FGM). Speaking at the launch of the 16-day Women’s Initiative and Building Trust campaign to combat violence against women in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Nahid Jabrallah, the […]

On Gender Equality, Sexual Offences And The French Ministry

On Gender Equality, Sexual Offences And The French Ministry

Gender equality was at the heart of the social and republican pact of French President Emmanuel Macron, who chose gender equality as his five year mandate’s primary social focus. I had the opportunity to intern with France’s Gender Equality Minister, Marlene Schiappa, during the first year of my Master’s studies in law and criminal sciences […]

Nigeria Ranks 4th In Workplace Gender Equality In Africa

Nigeria Ranks 4th In Workplace Gender Equality In Africa

Nigeria ranked 4th out of 54 African countries in workplace gender equality scoring 50, with a growth rate of 25 per cent between 2008 and 2017, Mo Ibrahim Foundation says. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was launched by the foundation during a live event […]

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women to Take 67% Of Parliamentary Seats In Rwanda

Women will take 67.5 per cent of seats in the next Lower House going by the latest results from the just-concluded parliamentary elections. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Tuesday released provisional results from legislative elections, which saw the governing RPF-Inkotanyi take most seats out of the 53 that are openly contested for. RPF won 40 […]

Medica Liberia, UNDP Conduct Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop

Medica Liberia, UNDP Conduct Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop

 In a bid to advance women’s human rights by ensuring gender is mainstreamed into Liberia’s ongoing security sector reform, medica Liberia (mL) in partnership with the government of Liberia with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) completed a two-day Gender Mainstreaming Refresher Workshop for Gender Focal Points and Advisors of various Gender Units […]

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi – The South African Powerhouse

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi – The South African Powerhouse

South African powerhouse Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi was born in 1960 in Lansdowne, Cape Town. After finishing her high-school education to pursue a Diploma at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), she followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, who was a unionist. Her first jaunt in activism was as part of the Bellville Association for […]

The Men Or The Women?

The Men Or The Women?

We are not trying to start a gender war, but we are an organization that is consistently digging for the latest research and insight on how to optimize people potential. Some of the findings that we’ve come across have … well, given us food for thought. So let’s talk about what we’ve found and how […]

The Golden March In Uganda

The Golden March In Uganda

As the last of the Saturday morning showers hit the ground giving way to clearer blue skies, participants flocked the Centenary Park Grounds on Jinja Road in Kampala. The registration table was set, posters with names and pictures of murdered women as well as t-shirts handed out. For the first time ever in the history […]

UN Liberia Speaks On The Failure In Achieving Gender Equality

UN Liberia Speaks On The Failure In Achieving Gender Equality

UN Women Special Representative to Liberia Marie Goreth Nizigama says one of the main reasons for the slow progress in achieving gender equality here is the failure to adequately raise the awareness and involvement of men and boys at all levels about their contribution to protect women and girls’ rights. Speaking recently in Bong County […]