Tag: Women

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, […]

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Crediting improved education, employment and other key areas, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday that East African countries can put better policies in place to address gender inequalities and bring women further into the workforce. In its new report, East African Community Regional Integration: Trade and Gender Implications, UNCTAD analyses […]

Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health

Over the past few decades, the international community has tasked itself with achieving a wide range of social and environmental objectives, many of which are enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. We have advocated for many of these goals, as well as similar efforts that preceded the SDGs, because we believe that […]

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 […]

Ghana: Gender Minister inaugurates two Boards for her ministry

Two Boards; the Ministerial Advisory and the Cancer Boards have been inaugurated in Accra, to provide direction to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. The nine-member Ministerial Advisory Board, to be chaired by Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is expected to bring their expertise and experiences […]