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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, […]

Senegal’s Start-Up Act To Boost Female-Led Business In First for West Africa

Senegal’s Start-Up Act To Boost Female-Led Business In First for West Africa

Dozens of Senegalese start-ups have launched in recent years, though many have struggled to grow Senegal’s start-up scene is dominated by men, the laws are complex and the taxes are high – all reasons why talented businesswomen from the West African nation shy away from creating companies, said entrepreneur Seynabou Thiam. “They tell themselves: ‘It’s […]

Bank Windhoek Invests In Women Through Katuka

Bank Windhoek Invests In Women Through Katuka

Bank Windhoek last week announced its partnership with the Bank Windhoek’s Head of Corporate Affairs Hayley Allen said empowering women who are in business is the reason for supporting the Katuka Mentorship Programme and it is the perfect fit for the bank. Allen noted the bank is a partner for growth for women entrepreneurs both […]

Brazil Sees Week Of ‘Attacks’ On Indigenous Rights – Congresswoman

Brazil Sees Week Of ‘Attacks’ On Indigenous Rights – Congresswoman

Brazil’s indigenous people have endured a week of “attacks” as a former missionary was appointed to manage the country’s uncontacted forest tribes and a push to open protected land for development moved ahead, indigenous campaigners said. This week, Brazil’s government-appointed Ricardo Lopes Dias, who worked for a decade as a missionary in an indigenous reservation […]

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

South Africa’s agenda during its African Union (AU) chairship will focus on women’s financial and economic inclusion, gender-based violence and accountability to global gender commitments. AU Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the country’s focus on women at the High-Level Breakfast Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting […]

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