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Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s Top Judge Advises Parliament To Dissolve Over Lack Of Women

Kenya’s top judge advised President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday to dissolve the country’s male-dominated parliament, saying lawmakers had failed to meet a constitutional provision which would allow for one-third of seats to be occupied by women. Despite Kenya’s 2010 constitution stating that no more than two-thirds of any elected or appointed body can be of […]

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities. Yoshihide Suga, who took office as prime minister on Wednesday following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, has made no reference to women’s rights so far, and […]

Kagame Appoints First Woman Director Of Intelligence

Kagame Appoints First Woman Director Of Intelligence

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Wednesday appointed Lynder Nkuranga as the Director of External Intelligence, becoming the first woman to be named to the post. The position, under the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), has previously been exclusively held by military men as with most top positions in the army and police. She replaces […]

These Are The Top 10 Feminist Countries In Africa

These Are The Top 10 Feminist Countries In Africa

While it’s difficult to consider women’s history on the continent, without mentioning erasure, most scholars note that regardless of whether the political system stood for them or against, them, African women were always involved in politics. Today, even more women continue to aggressively advocate for their rights while speaking up against gender parity and as […]