Category: Gender

PRESS RELEASE: Governments must deliver on the promises made to women in Beijing 25 years ago

African women will not relent until the “Beijing” Commitments are fully achieved Addis Ababa 1st November 2019 – Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a must, and women of Africa are not going to settle for less!      African women through the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) and civil society organizations meeting in Addis Ababa this week (28th -31st […]

Botswana Battles Declining Number of Women in Politics

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Female under-representation in politics continues to be a problem in Botswana, where only three women won seats in the 57-member National Assembly during last week’s general elections. Activists say the central African country has a bias against women both in its electoral system and its culture.  After the 2014 general election, Botswana […]

Courting business with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya: Where are the women in leadership?

Sep 17, 2018, By Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj On the back of a successful meeting for the Commonwealth Heads of Government in April this year, the decision by Theresa May to visit the three power-houses of the African Commonwealth countries, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya put a spotlight on the growth potential and subsequent trade opportunities across […]

Investing in women for peace and security

Friday, September 14, 2018 The Democratic Republic of Congo has adopted its 2nd Generation Plan to improve interventions around the theme Women, Peace and Security after a 2-day workshop aimed at contributing to the writing of a new generation of the National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325. The plan was adopted on […]

Namibia: Kharas Implores Men to Combat GBV

10 SEPTEMBER 2018 Stakeholders in //Kharas Region convened at Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop last week to brainstorm on recurrent incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) and what tailor-made solutions could be devised to solve the issue in the region. Gathering under the auspices of the Namibian Men for Gender Justice, various individuals from different sectors […]

‘Gender discrimination in Ghana’s labour market needs attention’

There are domestic and international laws and conventions that generally frown on all forms of discrimination, some of which relate to employment and wages. Chapter 5, Article 17 (2) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana clearly forbids discrimination in all forms on the grounds of “race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, […]