[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has appointed four members of the Commission for Gender Equality.
[allAfrica] The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week has crowded social media with personal stories of sexual harassment or assault. This virtual march of solidarity marks both the urgency of finding a shared…
[Govt of SA] Like the rest of the nation, the South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) is shocked by recent reports of sexual violence directed against children, in schools across South Africa. One of these reports is of particul…
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members to the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) board, and four members to the Commission for Gender Equality.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -According to Ministry of Health, between seven to eight women die every day as a result of cervical cancer and it’s the third leading cause of deaths in the country after infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
[News24Wire] Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a Special Committee of the Executive Council aimed at improving school safety, educating learners and empowering them to break the silence on sexual abuse and assault.
[New Times] Gender Monitoring Office, in partnership with Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rulindo District, yesterday launched a three-day exhibition showcasing Rwanda’s gains in gender equality initiatives.
[Observer] The Liberia Cancer Society (LCS) in partnership with the Seventh Day Adventist’s (SDA) Cooper Hospital will on Sunday, October 22, offer free breast screening and consultation to women and men between the ages of 15 and 90.
[New Dawn] The Initiator of the Women Situation Room, (WSR), and establishment Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International, (ABIC) Centre, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh says WSR has received reports from the just ended election from its observers that w…
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says amending the rape law is not in the interest of victims.
[IFP] BY HON. MKHULEKO HLENGWA, MP
[Nation] Fifteen women have died while giving birth in Wajir County since the onset of the nurses’ strike.
[Vanguard] Plus size women are generally socially frowned upon and openly shunned by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in dating. In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural pr…
[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Retired Human Rights activist, Undule Mwakasungula, Monday donated assorted items to over 15 elderly women from Mwanyama Village, in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Nankumba, in Mangochi as part of Mothers’ Day ce…
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kinshasa -Most women in Kinshasa work in small, informal businesses or agriculture and many live on the city outskirts without electricity and roads
[New Times] 18 years ago, Claire McFarlane was brutally raped and left for dead on the streets of Paris.
[IPS] Rome -On this International Day of Rural Women, the world celebrates women and girls in rural areas and the critical role they play in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
[NEWS] “Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and to their development goals,” the State of World Population 2017, published…
[AIM] Maputo -Josina Machel, the daughter of Mozambique’s first President, Samora Machel, on Monday launched in Maputo the Kuhluka Association, a movement that seeks to provide support for women victims of violence.
[VOA] A U.N. report warns gender inequality and the denial of reproductive rights and family planning threatens development goals, weakens national economies and will undermine efforts to eliminate poverty by 2030.