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PM Roots for Gender Parity in Africa

PM Roots for Gender Parity in Africa

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Wednesday urged African leaders to join hands in addressing gender disparity on the continent. The Premier who was representing President Samia Suluhu Hassan at the ongoing YouLead 2021 Summit held at the Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa(MS-TCDC) said African leaders had a noble duty restoring […]

Gender Targets N$1m From SMS Campaign

Gender Targets N$1m From SMS Campaign

The gender ministry hopes to raise N$1 million from the general public through its SMS competition to fund identified projects. The ministry’s spokesperson, Lukas Haufiku, said apart from existing ways, the SMS competition is another form of getting money and the public to participate with incentives up for grabs ranging from a cell phone to […]

Political Parties Will Be Compelled to Meet Two-Thirds Gender Rule in 2022 Elections

Political Parties Will Be Compelled to Meet Two-Thirds Gender Rule in 2022 Elections

The assurance on Monday by the Electoral Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati on strict adherence to the Two-Third Gender Rule by political parties is a clear indication that we will have candidates from both genders well represented in the elections next year. This is the main challenge Kenya has faced for decades, when parties choose to […]

Women in Politics – Rwanda Leads Way in Gender Parity

Women in Politics – Rwanda Leads Way in Gender Parity

Rwanda remained the world’s leading country with the most number of women in government positions, according to the latest edition of the ‘Women in Parliament’ report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Besides the 61 per cent of the country’s parliamentary seats being occupied by women, the report also ranked Rwanda as the sixth country with women […]

Landmark Gender Equality Forum Concludes With Concrete Commitments, Plan to Advance Parity By 2026

Landmark Gender Equality Forum Concludes With Concrete Commitments, Plan to Advance Parity By 2026

Close to $40 billion was pledged in new investments, as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, civil society and others, to help fuel a new global five-year action plan to accelerate true gender parity, by 2026. “The Generation Equality Forum marks a positive, historic shift in power and perspective”, said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, […]

Dalit and Muslim Indian Women Leading Change in South Sudan

Dalit and Muslim Indian Women Leading Change in South Sudan

 Two Indian women, one Muslim and the other Dalit (former untouchables), separated by culture and geography, have found common ground in leading change in conflict-torn South Sudan. Rama Hansraj, a Dalit, grew up in a humble railway colony in Secunderabad. Huma Khan, a Muslim, born and raised in the controversial north Indian city of Faizabad, […]

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

Sex-Based Virus Lockdowns Expose Gender Divide In Latin America

A coronavirus lockdown policy that lets men and women leave the house on alternate days has exposed a gender divide in Bogota within days of being introduced, while Peru has dropped a similar scheme after finding it made women’s days busier. The Colombian capital this week joined two countries in Latin America – Peru and […]

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa Strides Ahead On Gender Parity

East Africa is ahead of the continent in gender equality, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute on the Power of parity in advancing women’s equality in Africa. Rwanda leads with a gender parity score of 0.69, Ethiopia has a score of 0.63 while Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have 0.62 each–which is slightly above the […]

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 […]

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