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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 […]

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

Women Need Financial Backing To Stay In Politics, Says VP Taylor

 At a seminar on the way forward for an enforceable gender quota and strategies for implementing Elections Law 4.5 b and c, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor stressed that without a good financial backing, women will find it difficult to remain in politics. “There’s an important lack of additional financial resources to fully capacitate female […]

EJS Centre To Raise Waves Of Women Leaders

EJS Centre To Raise Waves Of Women Leaders

The Executive Director of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women Empowerment and Development, Dr Ophelia Weeks says the vision of its founder is to raise women’s ambition into leadership position. “Madame Sirleaf has the vision to embolden and empower women, to raise women’s ambitions to leadership positions; not just one woman here and […]

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From parts of the United States where child marriage remains legal to Russia, where women are banned from a host of jobs, almost every country has broken long-standing promises to eradicate discriminatory laws, legal experts said on Monday.   Rights group Equality Now urged all governments to review their laws as it launched a global […]

Sudan Women Want Greater Role In Juba Negotiations

Sudan Women Want Greater Role In Juba Negotiations

Three Sudanese women advocacy groups presented a memorandum to the government negotiating delegation in Juba yesterday. They wish to play a bigger role in the peace negotiations, and especially in the implementation of the peace agreement. The memorandum of the women’s groups contains 28 points. It states that the conflicts and wars in Sudan affected […]

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