Tag: gender bias

The holistic gender and media agenda in focus

Achieving gender equality in and through media requires a comprehensive approach covering a full gamut of longstanding as well as new challenges. Assessing the issues – ranging from media ownership and staffing, news coverage, the safety of women journalists, through to policy effectiveness – is essential if society is to overcome the snail’s pace of […]

Human Rights month is also women’s rights

To celebrate Human Rights Month, South Africa’s most accomplished businesswomen, together with Standard Bank, elevated the power and impact of advancing gender equality with the launch of the 2018 series of Top Women Conferences. Charting the next success stories of South Africa’s top entrepreneurs, Cape Town played host to this year’s first Top Women Conference […]

$408m to expand internet access for women “sitting dormant”, UN report says

New research indicates more than $4008million in public funding collected to expand internet access in Africa is sitting dormant in public coffers. The research from the Web Foundation, Alliance for Affordable Internet and United Nations Women, released at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women, found many governments are failing to take action […]

Ghana: You can still fulfil your promise to appoint 30% women – MP to Akufo-Addo

The Afadjato South Member of Parliament (MP) has implored president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to redeem his campaign promise to have 30 percent women in his cabinet. In a statement marking the International Women’s Day Thursday, Angela Oforiwa Alorwu-Tay has asked the president to demonstrate his commitment to women empowerment by fulfilling the 2016 promise. “My mentor […]