“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 conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.
Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P
The French capital of Paris, especially the location of the presidential residence (Elysee Palace) is expected to com
This has been a great year for women in power in Africa with the election of a second female president, the appointme
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.
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, has advised a visiting Kenyan delegation, to seek political leadership posi
Many people erroneously view gender as 'women's presence'.
The last part of Africa to be decolonised, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, remains one of t
The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev
Week after week, the Sunday papers lead with stomach-turning stories of misspending of taxpayers' money, corruption a
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma waved an African Union flag, tapped a wooden gavel and became the first woman to take office a
For the past few years, Rwanda has been making global headlines for its outstanding role in providing the much-needed
One of the positive results of peace processes and political transitions in the Great Lakes region in Africa during t
Winning the endorsement of the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) is useful, but not critical.
Addressing a one-day Stakeholders' Consultative Conference yesterday in Monrovia, Vice President Joseph N.
There is a frequent image of African women restricted under a male dominated culture.
Nearly two years after the start of uprisings across the Arab world, Arab women are confronting the reality that topp
BBC Africa Debate comes from Malawi this month and asks whether African women are winning the power battle.
"Women continue to play a major role in the efforts for peace.
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
Two years ago, Sierra Leone's government invited the women's movement to draw up a bill to usher in the quota system
The past 12 months have seen a series of notable successes for African women - with two Nobel Peace prizes, a second
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
Malawi President Joyce Banda and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivered blunt advice Monday to those seek
President Jacob Zuma and MPs from across the political spectrum hailed Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma f
As Liberian women continue to enjoy the country's political honeycomb (sweetness), with a substantial representation
African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali
With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the
When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo
VISITING newly elected Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called upon wom
The Women Situation Room WSR, with the theme "Peace in our Hands" will be officially launched by President
Even though a critical mass of women have ascended to leadership positions in scarce skills sectors such as the judic
This working paper is a contribution to understandings of peace-building among pastoralists.
The elections taking place across Africa this year present an opportunity for a rising tide of women to take politica
The only female aspirant for the Chairmanship of the Kailahun District Council in the November 17 pol
Somaliland women's narratives have largely been absent from accounts in state and nation building in Somaliland, yet
With peace agreements ending wars across Africa, local communities are embarking on rebuilding and revival.
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
National Executive Secretariat of the ruling party's female wing, OMA, has appealed to all Angolan women to effective