“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.”
Women leaders in the Ugandan police force and the military have called for deliberate measures and policies to increa
The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their
Gaspard, the taxi driver taking me back to my hotel after dinner, is 27. So he was just a boy in 1994.
UN, African officials urge efforts to advance peace and stability in CAR
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
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
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.
Zimbabwe has made significant strides in gender equality but still lags behind on key indicators, according to the la
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
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
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to "
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
Working with others to make a difference
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
NIGERIA is set to launch national action plan for full implementation of the United Nations' Security Council Resolut
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
Throughout the lengthy regime of President Tubman, murder and rape were considered two terrible crimes that warranted
Angola's National Defence minister, Cândido Van-Dúnem, on Thursday here praised the determination and ro
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
By John Baimba Sesay (Press Attaché in China)
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
A three-day symposium on gender issues that impact the 1986 constitutional reviewing process got underway in Monrovia
Egypt's new constitution leaves Dooa Abdallah feeling left out.
On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former
The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war
Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
IT is both ironic and tragic that policy debates on the need to reform the security sector in post-conflict societies
In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P
My worry, as the high-level panel on post-2015 development goals meets this week, is that my voice – and those
For long Zimbabwean women have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in all spheres of life but a new const
In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol
IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o
The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali
In a major endorsement for investment in women – the bulk of food growers in the developing world – Unite
Week after week, the Sunday papers lead with stomach-turning stories of misspending of taxpayers' money, corruption a