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Beauty Queen Banned For Being A Mum

Beauty Queen Banned For Being A Mum

A Ukrainian model has launched a legal challenge against the Miss World beauty contest after she was banned from the competition for being a mother. Veronika Didusenko, 24, who has a five-year-old son, was crowned Miss Ukraine in September last year but was stripped of her title when organisers found out she was a mother. […]

Botswana: Gender Parity Eludes Sporting Codes

Botswana: Gender Parity Eludes Sporting Codes

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Kago Ramokate has decried lack of attention given to gender in sport. Officially opening a Gender and Sport Capacity Building workshop, organised by International Working Group on Women on Sport (IWG), Ramokate said gender in sport was as equally critical as all […]

Rwanda: Gender Parity Should Be Everyone’s Goal

Rwanda: Gender Parity Should Be Everyone’s Goal

As Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day today, we are challenged to strengthen our resolve to ensure gender parity in our communities. This year the day will be celebrated under the theme: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. This challenges each one of […]

UN Pinpoints Gender Disparity In African Farming

UN Pinpoints Gender Disparity In African Farming

 A new study jointly conducted by the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP-UNEP) wants African governments to come up with strategies which close the gender gap in the agriculture sector if women are to participate effectively. The study titled, ‘Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity’ was conducted in three […]

Africa: AU Elections – Contemplating Second-Generation Gender Bias

Africa: AU Elections – Contemplating Second-Generation Gender Bias

The African Union Commission re-opened the nomination process for its next chairperson, deputy chairperson, and eight commissioners earlier this week. The hope is for a refreshing change of guard to turn things around. But, in the main, it is who the next chairperson will be that will draw the most attention as the nomination process […]

Duke, Others Call For Action On Gender Parity As Senate Rejects Gender Parity Bill

Duke, Others Call For Action On Gender Parity As Senate Rejects Gender Parity Bill

Owanari Bobmanuel Duke, Chairman, Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria has called for advocacy and action on gender parity. She made the call [on Tuesday, 15 March] at a symposium hosted by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the Centre for Black and African Art and Culture (CBAAC) in Lagos focused […]