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Women for Women?

Women for Women?

If you have ever been in a gathering or having a discussion and the statement “women do not like women” came up and as a woman, you were too ashamed or confused to defend the statement, then this is for you. If you have not, then this is important knowledge. Every year, there are more […]

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

The United Nations Women Country Representative to Liberia, Marie Gareth Nizigama has pointed out that while women represent half of the Liberian population, they are still grossly underrepresented in politics and decision making positions. She made the call at day-long women experience sharing innovative ways of addressing violence against women and girls and achieving gender […]

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 […]

Goldman Sachs To Invest $10 bln Over 10 years To Support Black Women

Goldman Sachs To Invest $10 bln Over 10 years To Support Black Women

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday it will invest $10 billion in an initiative to support Black women over the next 10 years, focusing on areas including healthcare, job creation and education. The bank’s “One Million Black Women” initiative is a part of its commitment to impact the lives of at least one million […]

UN Provides 940 Bicycles To Malawi For Gender-Based Violence Fight

UN Provides 940 Bicycles To Malawi For Gender-Based Violence Fight

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says services on gender-based violence (GBV) should continue operating amid the coronavirus pandemic to save girls and women from the vice as Ministry of Gender, Child Development and Community Development has received 940 bicycles and 60 motorcycles from the United Nation’s (UN) Spotlight Initiative for use by GBV service providers […]

Women Still Underrepresented In Government

Women Still Underrepresented In Government

The one-day seminar on ‘The Way Forward for an Enforceable Gender Quota and strategies for implementing Election Law 4.5 (b) and (c)’ was organized by UN Women in partnership with the National Elections Commissions (NEC) with support from Canada. Says Veep Taylor as UN Women holds seminar on ‘Way forward for an enforceable Gender quota […]

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

Parliament To Swear In New Attorney General, Ministers Of Health – Women & Children

The House People’s Representatives (HoPR) in its 14th regular session this morning is expected to approve the appointment of Adanech Abebe as Attorney General, Dr. Liya Tadesse as Minister of Health, Filsan Abdi, as the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, as well as Laqe Ayalew as Minister of Revenue. Adanech, formerly the minister of […]

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

Women’s Rights: 25 Years Of Progress? Or Not?

World leaders promised 25 years ago to empower girls and women and work towards ending discrimination following a landmark gender equality meeting in Beijing. From getting more girls into school to reducing deaths in childbirth, improvements have been made. But equality remains a long way off, with millions of girls and women’s lives still scarred […]

Discrimination Against HIV Positive Women At Heart of Forced Sterilisation

Discrimination Against HIV Positive Women At Heart of Forced Sterilisation

On 24 February, the Commission for Gender Equality launched its investigative report on the forced sterilisation of women at KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng hospitals. Among numerous horrendous revelations, the report brought to light inadequacies in the country’s healthcare process to obtaining patients’ consent. In March 2015, Her Rights Initiative and International Community of Women Living with […]

Bangladesh’s First Female Middle East Ambassador Hopes To Help Abused Women Workers

Bangladesh’s First Female Middle East Ambassador Hopes To Help Abused Women Workers

Bangladesh’s first woman ambassador in the Middle East is hoping her appointment will help female migrant workers in the region, with a mission to build a shelter at the embassy in Jordan for women labourers facing abuse or exploitation. Nahida Sobhan, 52, a career foreign service officer who has worked in Rome, Kolkata and Geneva, […]

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