“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.”
When Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee led women in song at the fish markets on the Liberian coast in the late 1
For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have
The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their
Last Sunday, President Paul Kagame met with Rwandan women of all walks of life to celebrate the country's 20th libera
After gaining its independence three years ago, South Sudan got a rush of media attention.
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women's representation in parl
Gaspard, the taxi driver taking me back to my hotel after dinner, is 27. So he was just a boy in 1994.
I sat in the glittery closing plenary of last week's global summit to end sexual violence in conflict in London, tire
This paper provides an analysis on how to deal with Boko Haram by utilizing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agend
UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.
A series of gold-framed pictures cover the wall from left to right inside the working space of Senegalese human right
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
Four political parties and seven civil society organisations strongly criticised the passage of laws dealing with upc
EFFORTS to enhance women's participation in politics beginning from the 2015 general elections received a boost durin
Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina has reiterated the commitment of the Present Admin
Several women organizations and groups have been motivated to assist the security sector in consolidating the peace a
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
During the National Assembly debate on the State of the Nation Address this year, the Minister for Women, Children an
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
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 women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
The German ambassador Christian Much launched the women's “it will be our constitution” campaign by sendi
The South African National Defence Force is the only military in Africa, and one of a few in the world that deploys f
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
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The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across
Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office i
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
“We need more women leaders! When women lead side by side with men, it is good for equality and democracy.
Female opposition lawmaker, Hon.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
Three members of the team negotiating for South Sudanese rebels in Ethiopia are women.
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
The promotion of women's participation in elected assemblies will remain among the top priorities of the authorities,
As civil war raged in Burundi since the 1996 outbreak of armed conflict between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu groups, in his
As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future.
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
President Paul Kagame said that Rwanda had already expressed a strong opinion on the International Criminal Court (IC
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By Ronald Bruce St. John
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
The new constitution, adopted ahead of the July elections, guarantees freedoms to demonstrate and gather, said Zimbab