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NUEW Opens Workshop On Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equity

NUEW Opens Workshop On Empowering Women and Fostering Gender Equity

 The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized a workshop in Asmara on 7-8 December with the view to assess activities conducted to empower women and foster gender equity, and challenges encountered, as well as charting out future activity plan. Speaking at the occasion in which representatives of various government institutions […]

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Highlights Importance Of Gender Equality

Gender Equality was the focus of a half-day lecture delivered by Former New Zealand Prime Minister, also the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Mrs Helen Clark, yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène in the presence of the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo. Mrs Helen […]

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

Good Men Should Not Be Quiet Spectators

The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared voice and the hidden scale of assault that did not previously have a […]

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

Women Are Pivotal To Addressing Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty

 The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved. When we think and act on food security we must think and act […]

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

De Beers Lays Foundation For Gender Equality

THE De Beers Group is to invest US$3 million into empowering women in its producer countries. Targeted beneficiaries include women micro-entrepreneurs in Southern Africa and Canadian scholars studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Katie Fergusson, De Beers Head of Social Impact, said the company had already implemented a number of initiatives over the last 12 […]

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

UN Women Applauds Malawi President Mutharika In Championing Gender Equality

The United Nations (UN) Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality says Malawi is on right track in demonstrating commitments towards empowering women and young girls through elimination of all forms of violence directed at them Executive Director for UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said this Tuesday evening during a HeForShe gala dinner held at Sofitel Hotel […]

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

FIDA Moves To Court Over Implementation Of Gender Rule

The Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida) has moved to court seeking to have the electoral agency compelled to present to Parliament a list of nominees that conforms to the gender principle. Fida has sued speakers of National Assembly and Senate as well as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the Attorney-General while protesting lack […]

Mandela Held Gender Equality Dearly

Mandela Held Gender Equality Dearly

Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela. This year we celebrate Mandela Day under the theme “Action against poverty”. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all […]

Tanzania: Political Parties Challenged To Embrace Gender Equality

Tanzania: Political Parties Challenged To Embrace Gender Equality

 Women participation in politics is said to remain low because it isn’t a priority within political parties. Political Science Professor Ruth Meena voiced this during a panel discussion at this year’s Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair on Wednesday. She said that the gender gap in politics is fueled by the fact that gender equality is not […]

Gender Is Open for Business

Gender Is Open for Business

Nokia has lost an asset to shoe racks and wardrobes across Nigeria. In 2014, after working the customary hours of 9am – 5pm at the multinational communications and IT company, Idongesit Harrison would resume at another duty post – this one, hers – a footwear production space where she created by hand and machine: shoes, […]