Tag: Africa

South Sudanese women demand role in peace process

South Sudan’s women activists have called for an end to conflict in the country, as delegates hold a forum in in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa in an attempt to jump-start a peace process. Members of the South Sudan Women Coalition for Peace also used the meeting to demand an increase in the participation of women […]

How Africa can bridge the gender digital divide

Until now, only a few girls and women in Africa are dispelling the stereotypes associated with technology and science industries in general. There are still a small number of women in digital space compared to men, and the situation is similar in many other areas. According to the 2016 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, […]

Uganda fronts Amongin for African Parliament job

Parliament has endorsed Ngora Woman MP Jaqueline Amongin for African Parliament Vice Chairperson. This has been confirmed by Ms Ismail Ranny, Parliament’s Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs. The development comes just a month after Ms Amongin of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) was awarded the Mandela Leadership Prize for the year 2017. The Pan […]

Africa at Work for Women

According to recent research, Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest female labour participation rate compared to other regions including Europe and North America. However, looking closely at the type of jobs will reveal a less rosy picture. Employment for women in African countries is characterised by low-paid and less secure jobs, so that 74% of womenmake up unemployment […]

VP Howard-Taylor to Address the 2018 Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development in Nigeria

Monrovia, Liberia – Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has accepted to serve as keynote speaker at this year’s Inaugural African Women Summit for Peace and Development scheduled for April 21, 2018, in Abuja Nigeria. This followed an official invitation by the Coalition of Wives of presidents and Vice presidents in Africa-COWAP, organizer of the summit to the […]

Zambia:MPs form gender equality network

IT IS argued that the problems of women are understood much better by women themselves but because men are part of society, they must help solve these problems as well. In the area of parliamentary gender equality, Rwanda is considered the world leader for women in politics followed by Iceland. According to the Women in […]

Gender Minister presents key actions to improve gender equality-Ghana

Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, has presented some key actions to be undertaken to enable Ghanaians work assiduously to ensure the empowerment and equality of women to contribute in national development. At a press conference held in Accra on Wednesday, she said the decision was adopted to reaffirm […]

Inside Sierra Leone’s maximum security prison for women

The number of female prisoners in Sierra Leone has doubled in the last three years. There are only two separate detention facilities for female prisoners in the country. The largest separate detention facility is the Freetown Female Correctional Centre which holds around 90 female prisoners and their children. Women on death row or those who are serving […]