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UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

South Sudan should heed last week’s call from the UN Security Council to establish a hybrid court with the African Union, support the protection of civilians, and cease interfering with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) monitoring of human rights abuses. That message came last week in a resolution that renewed the mandate […]

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

The United Nations (UN) has underlined the need for governments all over the world to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic disease as the panacea for economic recovery. This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and Chair […]

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not In The Headlines?

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not In The Headlines?

The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women’s leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled? […]

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Groups of traditional women in Lofa County have benefited from grant valued at over US$16,000 from European Union/United Nations Women Spotlight Initiative. Three women groups comprising of 25 members each namely; Vornebah, which in the Gbandi tribe means ‘togetherness’, Winlia, also meaning togetherness in Lorma and Yalazeagawugu, also in Lorma means ‘hold my hands so […]

Women Inch Towards Equal Legal Rights Despite COVID-19 Risks, World Bank says

Women Inch Towards Equal Legal Rights Despite COVID-19 Risks, World Bank says

Women gained legal rights in nearly 30 countries last year despite disruption due to COVID-19, but governments must do more to ease the disproportionate burden shouldered by women during the pandemic, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Nations should prioritise gender equality in economic recovery efforts, the bank said, warning that progress on equal rights […]

Govt Bans Street Protests to Curb Covid-19

Govt Bans Street Protests to Curb Covid-19

Somalia on Tuesday banned street protests citing Covid-19, in what could raise another possibility of confrontations with opposition groups. The announcement by the Ministry of Security indicated the rising number of infections had forced authorities to shut the door on any street marches. But it came a day after opposition presidential contenders announced they will […]

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

UN Women Launches Global Call to Creatives – Artivism for Gender Equality

As part of our Generation Equality campaign, UN Women is issuing a global call for original artwork that visualizes and celebrates activism for gender equality. As we approach International Women’s Day (8 March) and as world leaders and activists prepare for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum – a global gathering to invest and innovate for […]

UN Urges 57 Countries To Reclaim Women, Children From Syrian Camps

UN Urges 57 Countries To Reclaim Women, Children From Syrian Camps

U.N. rights experts urged 57 states on Monday to repatriate nearly 10,000 of their citizens – women and children associated with Islamic State fighters – held in camps in northeast Syria in “sub-human” conditions without legal process. Under international law, these states have a duty to repatriate their citizens and, if there is evidence, to […]

UN Calls for End of FGM in Somalia

UN Calls for End of FGM in Somalia

Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world. According to the latest Somali Health and Demographic Survey, 99 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 have been subjected to this extremely harmful and unacceptable practice. “FGM is a harmful practice that scars girls and […]

New UN Tribunal Ruling Gives Chagossians in Seychelles Further Hope for Return Home

New UN Tribunal Ruling Gives Chagossians in Seychelles Further Hope for Return Home

The displaced people of the Chagos islands living in Seychelles say that the United Nations Maritime Law Tribunal has backed their aspirations for resettlement now that the tribunal has said that Britain has no sovereignty over the islands. Seychelles-based Chagossians say that the tribunal’s ruling last week gives recognition to the Chagossians as a people. […]