Gender Equity

Posted by in Gender Equity, News, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on April 3, 2017

Africa: Ending Gender-Based Violence Key to Health and Well-Being

United Nations — Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence…

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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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