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  1. SOMALIA: Somali Women 'Untapped Resource' in Fight Against al-Shabaab

    For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 450
  2. AFRICA: African Women Participate in Leadership Training

    The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 438
  3. SOUTH SUDAN: At Its Third Anniversary, South Sudan Works to Show New Brighter Side

    After gaining its independence three years ago, South Sudan got a rush of media attention.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 427
  4. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Sends Women Peacekeepers to Somalia

    Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers.

    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 293
  5. SOUTH SUDAN: UN Event Spotlights Women of South Sudan as Partners of Peace

    The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 278
  6. SOMALIA: Women rally against Al Shabaab in Mogadishu

    Women from the 17 districts of Mogadishu have staged anti-Al Shabaab protest in Mogadishu in support of lasting peace

    Sunday, February 23, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 266
  7. SOUTH SUDAN: Women Bear Brunt of South Sudan Conflict, UN Official Says

    The head of the U.N.

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 237
  8. SOUTH SUDAN: Calls for Women to Engage in S. Sudan Peace Building Efforts

    The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 263
  9. SOMALIA: Somaliland: Skills Training Offers new Opportunities to Women

    At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 233
  10. SOMALIA: Amisom Commends Enduring Role of Women in Somalia

    The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 214
  11. SOUTH SUDAN: Women Take Role in South Sudan Peace Talks

    Three members of the team negotiating for South Sudanese rebels in Ethiopia are women.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 207
  12. Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism

    How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 077
  13. SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir Makes New Changes, Appoints More Women Ministers

    Juba — South Sudan president, Salva Kiir unexpectedly reversed an earlier order, appointing five ministers and

    Monday, August 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 040
  14. SOUTH SUDAN: Empowering Women in South Sudan

    A dozen women were seated in the courtyard underneath a traditional African roof.

    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 023
  15. SOMALIA: Malala Yousefzai Inspires Girls' Education Activists in Somalia

    The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 020
  16. SOMALIA: Somali Government Drafts Bill to Protect Women's Rights

    The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co

    Monday, July 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 016
  17. KENYA: Give Kenya Women Bigger Role in Political Parties

    Women representation in the management of political parties in Kenya is still low regardless of the threshold spelt o

    Saturday, June 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 636
  18. DARFUR: North Darfur Exerting Efforts to Empower Rural Women

    North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal

    Friday, June 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 980
  19. SOUTH SUDAN: UN Official Urges Key Role for Women in Drafting New Constitution

    Women must play a greater role in South Sudan's political life, from drawing up the country's constitution to transla

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 957
  20. KENYA: Uhuru to Appoint 8 Women in Cabinet

    PRESIDENT-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto want to have at least one woman from each of Kenya's eight

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 913
  21. KENYA: Women Elected to One-Fifth of Seats during Kenyan Elections

    With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in w

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 918
  22. KENYA: Central Kenya elects highest number of women to Parliament

    Some 16 women have been elected as Members of the National Assembly in this year's General Election.

    Sunday, March 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 866
  23. KENYA: Kenya Women Fail to Win Elective Positions

    Kenyan women failed to win more elective positions in the just concluded general elections, with no woman candidate w

    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 867
  24. ETHIOPIA: First Assembly of the Ethiopian Women's Federation Held in Adama

    The first assembly of Ethiopian Women's Federation was held in Adama, in Oromia Regional State at the weekend.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 835
  25. ETHIOPIA: Ethiopian Women's Federation Holds First Conference

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen said women have significantly contributed in the effo

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 830
  26. KENYA: Women Candidates in Mombasa, Kenya Debate Platforms

    The Kenyan constitution of 2010 requires that a women's representative be elected in each of Kenya's 47 counties duri

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 819
  27. SOUTH SUDAN: Warrap Parliamentary Caucus Calls for Protection of Women

    A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 804
  28. SUDAN / SOUTH SUDAN: Women as Peacemakers in Sudan and South Sudan

    When Sudanese President Omar Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a series of agreements on Septembe

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 799
  29. SUDAN: Role of Women in Peace, Political Process Focus on Darfur-Wide Forums

    A series of workshops on women's participation in the Darfur Peace Process were organized throughout Darfur by the Af

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 787
  30. SOMALIA: Somali Women Seek a Brighter Future in Mogadishu

    With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 736
  31. SUDAN: Women in Sudan and South Sudan Come Together to Promote Peace

    Concerned over the stand-off in the implementation of the different political and socio- economic agreements that wer

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 760
  32. SOMALIA: Somalia Appoints First Ever Women to Ministerial Position

    The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a b

    Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 729
  33. UGANDA: For Uganda's Youngest MP Age Not A Deterrent, But Sexism Is

    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

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 711
  34. SOMALIA: Somalia gets first female foreign minister

    Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 606
  35. KENYA: Kenyan Women Set to Take On Men in Elections

    Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 609
  36. EAST AFRICA: Women Advised to Take Up Leadership Positions

    The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, has advised a visiting Kenyan delegation, to seek political leadership posi

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 583
  37. SOMALIA: Somali women look to brighter future after decades of hardship

    The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 435
  38. UGANDA: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

    Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 427
  39. SOMALIA: Peace-building programme for women launched in Puntland

    African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 385
  40. The Long Conversation: Customary Approaches to Peace Management in Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya

    This working paper is a contribution to understandings of peace-building among pastoralists.

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 690
  41. SOMALIA: A Call for Sisterhood

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 290
  42. SOMALILAND: Narrating peace, Somaliland women's experiences

    Somaliland women's narratives have largely been absent from accounts in state and nation building in Somaliland, yet

    Sunday, September 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 311
  43. SOMALIA: Marginalizing Women in Somali Politics

    Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s.

    Friday, August 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 282
  44. KENYA: Law Gives Women Powers to Contest Elections

    Kenyan's new constitution is not only a historic landmark for Kenya, but a milestone in the East African women's righ

    Friday, August 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 295
  45. SOUTH SUDAN: Independence not Providing Dividends for Women in South Sudan

    Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 251
  46. SOMALIA: Somali Draft Constitution Includes Women in Country's Affairs

    After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 045
  47. EAST AFRICA: The Role of African Women in Post-Conflict Peace building

    Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 968
  48. SOUTH SUDAN: The Role of Women in Nation-building in South Sudan

    It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 940
  49. SOMALIA: Somali Women Fear They Will Be Left Out of Negotiations

    Representatives from more than 40 governments are meeting in London today to discuss the future of Somalia and its tr

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 880
  50. ETHIOPIA: Race to Empower Women in Addis Next Month

    The 9th Choice Women First 5Km run organized by Great Ethiopian Run will be held on Sunday March 11, 2012.

    Monday, February 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 865

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