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Women’s Rights & Gender Equality

These posts focuses on Women’s Rights & Gender Equality based issues

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further intensified violence against women and girls and exacerbated the drivers and risk factors. Climate change is...
Director of the Department of Gender under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP), Faustina Acheampong, has said gender inequality and sexual and gender-based violence are major factors undermining the health, dignity and autonomy of girls and women. She said education and mentorship programmes, therefore, remained key the empowerment of girls, without which...
In Liberia and Nigeria, traditional leaders are the key to shifting social norms and driving the critical change needed to end violence against women and girls. “We [traditional practitioners] used to teach girls how to behave in the presence of older people, plaiting hair and being modest,” explains Kema Dahn, a community leader and former...