“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The idea of Girl Up Initiative Uganda came to founders Kim Wolf and friend Monica Nyiraguhabwa last year as they walk
UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Juba — South Sudan president, Salva Kiir unexpectedly reversed an earlier order, appointing five ministers and
A dozen women were seated in the courtyard underneath a traditional African roof.
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi
Women representation in the management of political parties in Kenya is still low regardless of the threshold spelt o
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.
Women must play a greater role in South Sudan's political life, from drawing up the country's constitution to transla
PRESIDENT-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto want to have at least one woman from each of Kenya's eight
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar
Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat
The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi
With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in w
Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) — A Somali court on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed in January for interv
Some 16 women have been elected as Members of the National Assembly in this year's General Election.
Kenyan women failed to win more elective positions in the just concluded general elections, with no woman candidate w
People who were sexually abused in Kenya's 2007 post-election violence are still seeking justice as the next vote nea
The first assembly of Ethiopian Women's Federation was held in Adama, in Oromia Regional State at the weekend.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen said women have significantly contributed in the effo
The Kenyan constitution of 2010 requires that a women's representative be elected in each of Kenya's 47 counties duri
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
When Sudanese President Omar Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a series of agreements on Septembe
A series of workshops on women's participation in the Darfur Peace Process were organized throughout Darfur by the Af
Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.
Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation an
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
Concerned over the stand-off in the implementation of the different political and socio- economic agreements that wer
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a b
She was thrust into politics by default at the age of 20, and is said to be the world's youngest legislators in a cou