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Women Entrepreneurs Push For Favourable EAC Gender Legislation

Women Entrepreneurs Push For Favourable EAC Gender Legislation

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) needs to expedite enactment of laws that foster gender equality, protection and development in the East African Community. This was one of the key recommendations from the first ever national conference on the role of women in socio-economic development in EAC. The event was held Wednesday in Kigali to […]

Gender Equality At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

Gender Equality At The Heart Of The New Urban Agenda

In the early 1990s, just over 42 per cent of people were living in urban areas. Today, more than 54 per cent of the global population are urban dwellers and in 2030, that percentage is expected to rise to 60 per cent . Sustainable development must ensure a roadmap for sustainable cities. Against this backdrop, […]

South Africa: Gender Equality Urges Men to Talk and Stop Male Suicide

South Africa: Gender Equality Urges Men to Talk and Stop Male Suicide

On 19 November 2016 the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be joining hands with South African men as well as with men representing more than 60 Countries to celebrate International Men’s Day under the theme “Stop Male Suicide”. International Men’s Day focuses on raising awareness on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting […]

Civil Society Pushes for EAC Gender Equality Bill

Civil Society Pushes for EAC Gender Equality Bill

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), together with affiliated regional civil society organisations are pushing for the enactment of a gender equality and development bill in the East African Community. This is part of advocacy efforts to protect and promote gender equality and women rights within the region, where […]

Gender Equality Hosts Public Hearing On Women in Traditional Councils

Gender Equality Hosts Public Hearing On Women in Traditional Councils

Today, 29 September 2016, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) in Mpumalanga will be hosting a Public Hearing on Women in Traditional Councils. The purpose of the hearing is to share good experiences and address challenges that are still affecting women in tribal councils particularly the role of Queens/Amakhosikati in promoting development in their respective […]

Kenya: Churches Slam Senate Over Failure to Vote on Gender Bill

Kenya: Churches Slam Senate Over Failure to Vote on Gender Bill

Religious leaders have accused Parliament of casualness and impunity following the failure by senators to pass the Bill to guarantee gender equality. They also termed as an embarrassment, suggestions by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and Attorney General Githu Muigai that Parliament cannot be dissolved even if they do not pass the Bill before August […]

Fresh Two Thirds Gender Rule Bid Goes Before Kenya’s Senate

Fresh Two Thirds Gender Rule Bid Goes Before Kenya’s Senate

Nairobi — A fresh attempt to achieve gender parity in elective positions will be made on Thursday when a Motion to table a Bill on the two thirds gender rule, sponsored by nominated Senator Judith Sijeny is presented before the Senate. Speaking during a media briefing Wednesday morning, Gender Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki emphasised the […]

Rwanda: Police Officers Urged to Promote Gender Equality

Rwanda: Police Officers Urged to Promote Gender Equality

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal Marizamunda, has challenged police officers to protect and promote gender equality in areas of their operations. He was speaking on Monday as he officiated at the opening of a five-day workshop of 60 Police officers, who serve as Gender Focal Points […]

My Very Simple Guide To Gender Equality And Feminism As A Nigerian Woman

In my last article I shared two of my life truths, (read here if you missed it) and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of messages I received from other women cheering me on and sharing their own experiences with me. Thank you everyone! Today, I will share with you my journey to feminism […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Speech Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi Should Have Given In The United States

LOUD WHISPERS:  The Speech Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi Should Have Given In The United States

Towards the end of last week, Ope Oriniowo, our Content Editor at Above Whispers rushed over to me with his phone. He wanted to show me a recording of Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, the wife of His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, making remarks at an Emerging Women’s Forum in Maryland, United States. I listened […]