Women and Politics

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 2, 2015

Sexual harassment, intimidation hinder women’s participation in elections

Nigeria: A coalition of NGOs and other stakeholders on Tuesday identified sexual harassment, intimidation and lack of support as some…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on June 2, 2015

Mauritius designates its first woman president

Mauritius: On thursday may have its First Woman President after the Parliament approves Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.  The government of Mauritius today designated her…

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Posted by in News on May 28, 2015

Tunisia’s female politicians prepare to seize their chance in local polls

Tunisia: The new constitution’s promised decentralisation of power offers a chance for women to enter politics, but will the devolution be…

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Posted by in News on May 13, 2015

Kenya: Women MPs Threaten Suit Over Gender Rule

Kenya: Women MPs may move to court to challenge the publication of the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill that seeks…

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Posted by in Announcements, News on May 6, 2015

Why We Need More African Women in Parliaments

An African woman has been married for 13 years and for every day of those 13 years she worked hard…

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Posted by in News on April 1, 2015

Kenya: Women MPs Wants DPP to Probe Sexual Harassment in Parliament

Kenya: More than 50 women parliamentarians on Wednesday urged the Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate claims of sexual harassment against…

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Posted by in News on September 8, 2014

Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan?

Why have women been excluded from peace-building in Sudan? The 22-year-conflict in Sudan, which consumed so much of the country’s…

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Posted by in News on August 25, 2014

Domestic Violence Act Coalition in Uganda Lobby’s the Speaker of Parliament for Implementation of the Law

On August 19th 2014, 20 representatives of the Domestic Violence Act Coalition reached out to the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Hon. Rebecca…

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Posted by in News on July 14, 2014

Namibia’s Gender Zebra

A quiet gender revolution the like of which has been unseen in Southern Africa and perhaps anywhere in the world,…

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Posted by in News on June 3, 2014

CSO Forum on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – Sudan

On 15th May, the first general assembly meeting of the CSO forum on ending violence against women and girls in…

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