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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 […]

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 […]