“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.”
For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have
The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their
After gaining its independence three years ago, South Sudan got a rush of media attention.
Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers.
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
Women from the 17 districts of Mogadishu have staged anti-Al Shabaab protest in Mogadishu in support of lasting peace
The head of the U.N.
The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
Three members of the team negotiating for South Sudanese rebels in Ethiopia are women.
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
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
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
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
With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in w
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
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
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
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
Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, has advised a visiting Kenyan delegation, to seek political leadership posi
The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t
Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U
African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali
This working paper is a contribution to understandings of peace-building among pastoralists.
Somaliland women's narratives have largely been absent from accounts in state and nation building in Somaliland, yet
Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s.
Kenyan's new constitution is not only a historic landmark for Kenya, but a milestone in the East African women's righ
Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar
After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect
Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of
It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.
Representatives from more than 40 governments are meeting in London today to discuss the future of Somalia and its tr
The 9th Choice Women First 5Km run organized by Great Ethiopian Run will be held on Sunday March 11, 2012.