“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 program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
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
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina has reiterated the commitment of the Present Admin
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
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 Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
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“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.
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The new constitution, adopted ahead of the July elections, guarantees freedoms to demonstrate and gather, said Zimbab
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from w
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
By the launch of the National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR 1325) in Abuja Tuesday
The Female legislative Caucus of Liberia's National Legislature says it will shortly introduce a parity bill.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
A dozen women were seated in the courtyard underneath a traditional African roof.
A black Mercedes pulls up in a grimy street in Bamako and the back door swings open.
There is need to invest in women's empowerment and leadership in order for countries to achieve sustainable developme
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
Political parties in Liberia have been asked to ensure that at least 40 per cent of all elected positions at the dist
The National Security Coordinator (NSCOORD), Retired Brigadier Mustapha M.K.
As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mas
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
President Dr Joyce Banda will leave the country on June 26 for Abuja Nigeria where she is expected to attend a High L
Women activists from various groups in Sierra Leone, including the Parliamentary Female Caucus, 50/50 Group and Campa
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejec
Women must play a greater role in South Sudan's political life, from drawing up the country's constitution to transla
Kinshasa Call to Action outcome document calls for immediate action to address the root causes of the conflict and to
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of former Irish president Mary Robinson as the new Spec
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
A group of women from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demanded to be involved in the on-goi
This publication was first released in 2013 by Equality Now on behalf of the Solidarity for African Women's Rights Co
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo