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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 […]

UN Praises Women’s Role In Peace Building In Somalia

UN Praises Women’s Role In Peace Building In Somalia

Somalia and the UN have lauded the role played by Somali women in peace, security and governance as the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of women and human rights development, said the government should now create new pathways for Somali women from all generations to […]

North Darfur Women Protest Against Marginalisation

North Darfur Women Protest Against Marginalisation

On Tuesday, dozens of women from the Abu Shouk camp for the displaced organised a vigil in front of the headquarters of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, in protest against the marginalisation of women in the camps. Participants of the vigil -which coincided with the visit of […]

Dancers And Actors Stand Together Against Gender Violence

Dancers And Actors Stand Together Against Gender Violence

The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) with the support from the German Embassy to Namibia will launch their new clip ‘the Moirai’ on all their social media platforms on 28 October aiming to create social awareness using the arts. Dr Talavera, who directed and choreographed the piece said ‘the Moirai’ is a piece they created years […]

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 […]

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Indonesian Clinic Keeps Villagers And Forests Healthy

Offering affordable healthcare to villagers and indigenous communities living near forests could help reduce illegal logging and fight global warming, researchers said, as an organisation running such a service in Indonesia won a U.N. climate award on Tuesday. A new study led by Stanford University analysed the health centre serving 120,000 people, set up by U.S.-based Health In […]

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

We Cannot Have a Senate Without Women

Marie Gareth Nizigama, UN Women Liberia country: “UN Women has not given any money before and will not give money to any candidate or implementing partner.” UN Women pledges more support to female senatorial candidates UN Women Liberia on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, held a virtual meeting with female candidates vying for seats in the […]

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

There has been a flurry of legal battles to end child marriages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region over the past few years. Successes have been scored on the legal front at both regional and national levels but equally so there have been some noticeable barriers in the fight against child marriages. In […]

Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Kenyan Men Take Lead In Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Organisations involved in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and outdated cultural practices are now increasingly involving men owing to their influence in the African family setup. Men Engage Kenya Network (Menken), in partnership with Isiolo County Government, is undertaking a male-led advocacy campaign that seeks to engage 2,000 men in dealing with GBV cases, […]

Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Traffickers Profiting As Pandemic Makes Crime Harder To Crack, U.N. warns

Human traffickers are capitalising on the coronavirus pandemic to target people ranging from jobless migrants to out-of-school children, two United Nations specialists said, warning that the fallout from COVID-19 had driven the crime further underground. The global economic slowdown has left countless people jobless, desperate and at risk of exploitation, while victims of trafficking are […]