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Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

The international community agreed on the global Goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. But we can’t reach it – not even by 2050 – until we talk to each other, rather than past each other. If we are serious about empowering women and girls, we have to bridge the huge chasm […]

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

In celebrating this year International Women’s day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has called for gender equality and women empowerment. Speaking at the fourth edition of NSE International Women’s day symposium themed “Press For Progress, the chief executive officer of NSE, Oscar Onyema said that the theme of the symposium is not just another theme […]

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States of America and their counterparts in other countries, on issues ranging from sexual harassment and femicide to equal […]

This Is The Time To Advance Gender Equality

This Is The Time To Advance Gender Equality

The speed and magnitude of recent developments supporting gender equality has been quite remarkable. Barriers and discrimination that have been tolerated or overlooked for far too long are now being energetically challenged and overcome. Inspired by the courage of women who are speaking out, many people are confronting the status quo and changing it. This […]

#The Time Is Now : More Needs To Be Done To Achieve Gender Equality

#The Time Is Now :  More Needs To Be Done To Achieve Gender Equality

Although all the 17 UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are important, “gender equality” coming as high up as item No. 5 on the list tends to give it relatively great priority In any case, achieving all the goals by 2030 will bring huge positive changes in society. But to achieve the envisaged gender equality, a […]

Gender Equality In The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

Gender Equality In The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

In the countdown to the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, UN Women has released its flagship report which demonstrates through evidence, new data and analysis how women and girls are faring across the world, and what it will take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Titled Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the […]

Kenya MPs Make Fresh Attempt At Gender Bill

Kenya MPs Make Fresh Attempt At Gender Bill

A Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to give effect to the two-thirds gender principle through the creation of special seats will be formally introduced in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Bill which is sponsored Majority Leader Aden Duale proposes that the number of special seats will be determined after the General Election and shall be […]

Trump Should Treat Women ‘With More Respect’, – Bill and Melinda Gate

Trump Should Treat Women ‘With More Respect’, – Bill and Melinda Gate

 “Equality is an important national principle. The sanctity of each individual, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender, is part of our country’s spirit.” U.S. President Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world’s leading philanthropic […]

Kenya Defence Force Turns Away 30 Women

Kenya Defence Force Turns Away 30 Women

More than 30 women were angered on Tuesday when they were turned away from a Kenya Defence Forces recruitment in Msambweni Constituency, Kwale County. Senior Recruiting Officer Lt Colonel Langat announced that only men would participate in the recruitment, as there were no slots for women in Msambweni. ANGERED Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta Primary School […]

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

More women techies could help close income inequality gap At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in male-dominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health sciences—but instead of treating patients, she […]