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Yeli Monique Kam The Only Woman Candidate For BurkinaFaso Presidency

Yeli Monique Kam The Only Woman Candidate For BurkinaFaso Presidency

Yeli Monique Kam, the only woman among the 12 candidates challenging Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Kabore in elections on Sunday, did not set out to create her own political party. But when the male-led parties she has worked with for the last decade refused repeatedly to pick her as a parliamentary candidate, she felt […]

Scientists say that, if U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers his plan to cut emissions to net-zero by 2050, the world will once again have a chance of keeping climate change in check The election of Democrat Joe Biden as the next U.S. president puts the world “within striking distance” of limiting global warming to 1.5 […]

Kamala Harris, As First Woman Elected VP, says she ‘won’t be the last’

Kamala Harris, As First Woman Elected VP, says she ‘won’t be the last’

On the night Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made history, she recognized the long battle women had faced for the right to vote and to break into the highest ranks of American politics — and said that “every little girl watching” across the country now knows they can do so, too.In a speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, […]

Joe Biden Becomes The President Elect of The United States – Seeks To Unite Nation With Victory Speech

Joe Biden Becomes The President Elect of The United States – Seeks To Unite Nation With Victory Speech

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden addressed a deeply divided nation Saturday night, turning to the challenges ahead by grounding his victory speech in the spirit of compromise, asking supporters of President Donald Trump to give him a chance, and calling on all Americans to turn the page from what he described as a “grim era of demonization.”Biden made that […]

Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Thai Women Use Pro-Democracy Protests To Challenge Sexism

Napawn Somsak took to the stage in her school uniform, her hair in pigtails, to denounce sexism in Thai society and question the treatment of a royal princess – an act unthinkable before the protests that have roiled the country in recent months. Before a cheering crowd of more than 2,000 people in the northern […]

Eritrea Rejects European Parliament Resolution

Eritrea Rejects European Parliament Resolution

Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning human rights in Eritrea. The outlandish tone and content of the intrusive and vitriolic resolution betray apparent frustration stemming from the utter failure of the destabilization policies that the EP has pursued in the past 20 years. Several points are well in order. First off, […]

Somali Women Demand Guarantee Of 30% Of Parliament In 2021 Election

Somali Women Demand Guarantee Of 30% Of Parliament In 2021 Election

Women’s rights groups, prominent businesswomen and female politicians in Somalia are urging the country’s male-dominated parliament to pass a bill reserving 30% of seats for women in next year’s general election. Women hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), up from 14% in […]

Zimbabwe Cabinet Cabinet Approves Law Criminalizing Protests

Zimbabwe Cabinet Cabinet Approves Law Criminalizing Protests

The Zimbabwean cabinet, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has approved tough new laws that will criminalise protests. The proposed amendments to the Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act will also make it a criminal offence for Zimbabweans to “cooperate with foreign governments” or allege abductions. “The amendments will criminalise the conduct of isolated citizens or groups, […]

‘Let Us Support Women’ – Joyce Banda

‘Let Us Support Women’ – Joyce Banda

First Lady Monica Chakwera on Thursday hosted women at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Mother’s Day and International Rural Women’s Day, committing to address the social problem of teenage pregnancies and ending child marriages. Among her guests, notably were Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara, the Vice President’s spouse Mary Chilima, former first ladies Callista […]

Poor Indian Women ‘Learn To Ignore’ Sexual Abuse At Work

Poor Indian Women ‘Learn To Ignore’ Sexual Abuse At Work

From lewd comments to demands for sex, women working in India’s vast informal sector rarely report sexual harassment for fear of losing their jobs, labour rights campaigners said on Wednesday, three years after the #MeToo movement began. From street vendors and factory workers to maids, 95% of Indian women work in the informal sector and […]

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