Gender Equity

Posted by in Gender Equity, News on December 7, 2016

Africa: Zero Tolerance for Gender Inequality and Gender-Based Violence

Africa: The 2016 Africa Human Development Report: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa is especially timely now during…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 20, 2015

Nigeria: Radio Dramas to Tackle Women Issues, Domestic Violence Hit Airwaves

Nigeria: Two radio soap operas designed to increase knowledge around family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health, women’s education, and gender-based…

Posted by in Gender Equity on July 15, 2015

Somalia: Former Minnesotan works to improve equality for women in Somalia

Somalia: The first time Zainab Hassan voted, the experience was “near and dear to my heart,” she said. “It was exciting,”…

Posted by in Gender Equity on July 13, 2015

Ethiopia: Placing Women At Centre of SDGs Said Decisive

Ethiopia: The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs is advocating for a strong focus on gender equality in financing…

Posted by in Gender Equity on July 10, 2015

Zambia:Namwali Serpell Wins Sixteenth Caine Prize for African Writing

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell has won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for her…

Posted by in Gender Equity on July 8, 2015

Swaziland: Women Still Face Discriminatory Cultural Practices

Swaziland: Gender Links Swaziland Barometer Researcher says that although gender equality is enshrined in Swaziland’s Constitution, women still face cultural…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on July 1, 2015

Rwanda: Women’s Contribution to National Development

Rwanda: Deputy Chief Justice Sylvie Zainabu Kayitesi has commended women’s contribution to national development. She noted that Rwandan women are…

Posted by in Gender Equity, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on May 27, 2015

Nigeria: Survivors of Boko Haram Abduction Begin Healing Process

Nigeria: Boko Haram Survivor’s healing begins  after being captured from their homes, violently abused and, in many cases, starved almost…

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Posted by in Gender Equity, News on April 24, 2015

Campaign launches to elect first female U.N. Secretary-General

Global: Since its founding 70 years ago, the United Nations has been led by men, a tradition that some women’s…

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Posted by in Gender Equity on June 3, 2014

South Sudan: Women Needed to Kickstart Peace Process, Conference Told

With South Sudan’s peace process floundering, members of the diaspora and their American supporters have come up with a possible…

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