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Okonjo-Iweala Named First Female African of the Year

Okonjo-Iweala Named First Female African of the Year

The award seeks to honour leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been awarded the African of the Year Award by the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), in recognition of her charge for the equitable distribution of the coveted Covid-19 vaccine in Africa when it arrives. The award which […]

Somali Women’s Inclusion in Politics Is Long Overdue

Somali Women’s Inclusion in Politics Is Long Overdue

Somali women are exhausted of not being heard and side-lined at every opportunity, especially when they know that they can pivotal players in the political arena There is little doubt that women in Somalia have played a significant role in keeping the country afloat through decades of conflict and disaster. They are productive contributors to […]

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 […]

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, […]

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women In Bougainville Retain 10% Of Parliamentary Seats

Women will retain 10% of parliamentary seats after an election in the South Pacific archipelago of Bougainville and will push the new president to appoint more women to cabinet roles, analysts said on Wednesday. The two-week general election held in August was the first since autonomous Bougainville, which has a 250,000 population, voted for independence […]

Young Women Protest As Older Peers Cling to Political Jobs In Zimbabwe

Young Women Protest As Older Peers Cling to Political Jobs In Zimbabwe

Whilst women, in general, face a multiplicity of barriers that significantly limit their participation in leadership positions, young women and women with disability face even greater challenges, research results have revealed. This is in the ‘Research on The Implications of Young Women and Women With Disabilities Marginalised in leadership and decision-Making Processes – A Case […]

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 […]

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Rural Women Step Up Political Participation In Liberia

Liberia is on its way towards the midterm senatorial elections in December. Among the aspiring and selected candidates are unfortunately very few women. Women’s participation in politics and other decision-making processes is still lagging. But some people are stepping up to change this, determined to ensure all Liberians, male and female, are part of its […]

Record Number Of Black Women Set To Run For U.S. Congress

Record Number Of Black Women Set To Run For U.S. Congress

Joyce Elliott, an Arkansas state senator who is seeking a U.S. congressional seat in November, was the second Black student to attend her local public high school; the first was her older sister. If elected in November, she will be the first Black lawmaker in Congress from Arkansas, ever. On the campaign trail in June, […]

CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

CDD Calls for Increased Participation of Women In Education

In commemoration of the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD), the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for an improvement in women participation in the education sector. The statement also said there was a need to address systemic barriers plaguing women rights in Nigeria. It stated that a three-pronged approach, known as ‘identify’, capacitate […]

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