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Southern Africa:Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:05:31 GMT

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.

Africa:Peacekeepers Must be Protectors, Not Sexual Predators

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:40:44 GMT

[Africa Portal] The sexual abuse and exploitation of women - in war and peacetime - is one of the most widespread and overlooked phenomena. Frequently exposed to violence and sexual exploitation by armed combatants, women and children have throughout history, been kidnapped, raped and forced into work or to fight on the frontline for causes that are not their own. Only since the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda has sexual violence come to be regarded as an international crime,

South Africa:Ruling Party Extols Policies Against Gender-Based Violence

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:13:26 GMT

[News24Wire] The ANC extolled its policies for the prevention of gender-based violence during the yearly debate on gender-based violence on Tuesday morning.

South Africa:Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Leads 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign in Mpumalanga, 25 Nov

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:49:38 GMT

[Govt of SA] Minister of Communications to lead the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga

Africa:UN Plan Strengthens Women's Role in Climate Action

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:45:59 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally

Seychelles:Girl Child Addresses Parliament on World Children's Day

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:36:37 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -For the first time in the history of the National Assembly of Seychelles, a 13-year-old Seychellois child addressed lawmakers on World Children's Day on a historic Monday in the tropical paradise.

South Africa:Freedom Meaningless Without Women's Safety

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:16:04 GMT

[] The Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, says freedom will be meaningless if the home is no longer a safe place to be for women and children.

Tanzania:Lake Victoria Islets Benefit From Family Planning Services

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:42:28 GMT

[Citizen] Mwanza -About 600 people in the lake and western zone have benefited from training on family planning provided to nurses.

Liberia:Liberian Women Back Legal Process

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:55:02 GMT

[NEWS] Liberian women under the banner, Women's Situation Room, have backed the ongoing legal process by Liberty Party and others regarding alleged irregularities and fraud during the October 10 elections.

Liberia:Women Situation Room Calls for Calm

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:08:39 GMT

[New Dawn] The Women Situation Room (WSR) here is calling on all political parties and politicians to continue to display maturity by keeping their supporters calm while awaiting the constitutional process to unfold.

Ethiopia:Mother, Children in Safe Hands

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:03:25 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Globally, the annual number of maternal deaths is decreasing substantially. Particularly, since the 1990s, the death rate has declined remarkably.

Africa:Older Women and Sex Work in Africa

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:37:19 GMT

[This is Africa] Despite the work being done to raise awareness in society about sex workers as people worthy of respect, they are often still treated as lepers. Why is it that we only seem capable of an empathetic response once older women enter the 'world's oldest profession'? asks Lineo Segoete.

Kenya:Shisha Smoking By City Women on the Rise - Board

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:33:03 GMT

[Nairobi News] There is an increase in the smoking of shisha among young women which is posing a great danger to the next generation, a report has said.

South Sudan:Women in Yei Accuse Police of Ignoring Rape Cases

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:09:08 GMT

[VOA] Many women in Yei River state say they have been the victims of sexual violence but say it is nearly impossible to get justice in Yei since violence broke out in July 2016.

Tanzania:Over One Million Women to Benefit From Safe Delivery, Child Health Programme

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:22:29 GMT

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -More than one million women are expected to benefit with a Safe Delivery and Child Health Programme following a Sh114.2 billion donation from the Canadian Embassy.

Gambia:What Do We Know About Women's Human Rights?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:58:43 GMT

[The Point] Human Rights of Women

Botswana:Progressive Botswana Court Affirms That Legal Recognition of Gender Identity At Core of Human Dignity

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:28:45 GMT

[Daily Maverick] For the second time in two years, the Botswana courts have shown themselves to be champions of jurisprudence which acknowledges the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their right to equal protection before the law. By TASHWILL ESTERHUIZEN.

Cameroon:2017 World Women's Handball Championship - Lionesses in Poland

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:39:31 GMT

[Cameroon Tribune] The team is expected to leave for Germany, on November 29, 2017 where they will face the host country in the opening game on December 1, 2017.

South Africa:MeToo - Early Research Hints At Vulnerability of Young South African Athletes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:37:33 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Of a sample size of 2,000 girls participating in sport, at least 5% have experienced some level of sexual abuse or harassment, according to research conducted by The Girls Only Project. And project leader Kirsten van Heerden believes that figure is vastly under-reported. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

Tanzania:Online GBV Monitoring Comes to Kilimanjaro

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:33:55 GMT

[Daily News] KILIMANJARO Women Information Exchange and Community Organisation (KWIECO) here plans introducing an online monitoring database system for gender based violence statistics.

Africa:Nine Years in an Al-Shabaab Camp - One Woman's Story

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:44:56 GMT

[ISS] Her arms lie outstretched on the table before her. The next moment, she has withdrawn them, folding them in towards her body. Her eyes focus. Unfocus. Focus again. Her shoulders are hunched, her voice monotone, her attention disinterested at best, absent at worst. The dark skin of her face and hands - all that can be seen beneath her dress and hijab - are dry and ashy, as though she has been scrubbed with something coarse. Something coarse: nine years in an al-Shabaab camp in Somalia.

Africa:Decent Toilets for Women and Girls Vital for Gender Equality

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:47:29 GMT

[IPS] London -This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19) - and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets.

Kenya:City Mums Have This to Say to Their Baby Daddies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:14:37 GMT

[Nairobi News] A Nairobi woman asked women to share messages to their baby daddies on a Facebook group. The response was varied, ranging from the bitter, to the funny to the appreciative.

Nigeria:Letter to the 26 Nigerian Women That Drowned in Italy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:57:20 GMT

[Guardian] I would start this letter with a "Dear X", but I do not know your names. I only know that your stories are familiar to us all by now: young people between your teens and your 30s, weathering storm and abuse, braving torturous paths and racist foreigners. You ran away from it, but you are everything we have come to know about who we are as Nigerians - persevering, enduring conditions that you probably thought you could never bear, probably believing that you may be among the few who will cross that mighty o

South Africa:Government Institutions Continue to Fail Our Women and Children

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:02 GMT

[DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Shadow Minister of Women, Denise Robinson MP, during the debate on 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children

South Africa:Eradicating Violence Against Women and Children Needs a Professional Police Service

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:53:05 GMT

[DA] The following speech was delivered today in Parliament by Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP, as part of commemorations for the 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and children.

South Africa:#sizamap - How Bhekisisa Created SA's First Map of Free, Legal Abortion Providers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:35:43 GMT

[Bhekisisa] Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.

Africa:The International Protection System Is Failing Refugee Women and Girls

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:05:14 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the first time in decades, world leaders are rethinking the legal frameworks that govern the movement of people across borders.

Liberia:'Liberia Needs More State Lawyers to Prosecute SGBV Cases'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:11:40 GMT

[Observer] The outgoing Legal Advisor of the Sexual Gender Based Violence-Crime Unit (SGBV-CU) at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has challenged the ministry to intensify the ongoing fight against persons accused of sexual offenses in spite of the gains made in that direction so far.

Rwanda:First Lady Receives Woman Personality of the Year and African Heroine Award

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:24:54 GMT

[New Times] The First Lady Jeannette Kagame was on Friday bestowed upon the African Woman Personality of the Year Award and African Heroine Awards by the Dutch-based The Voice Magazine.