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Namibia:LAC Marks 25 Years of Advocating Women and Children's Rights

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:42:28 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is celebrating a quarter of a century of advocating and raising awareness on the rights of women and children, as well as gender equality in Namibia. LAC's Directorate for Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) was established in 1993 to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women through legal research, law reform and related advocacy work.



Nigeria:Dealing With Sexual Violence in Nigeria

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:03:55 GMT

[Guardian] I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man in Chrisland School in Lagos. I was a see-saw of emotions, from being dismayed (but unsurprised) at the school's reaction of protecting its sexually abusive staff member, to being heartened by the Lagos State Govern



Kenya:Kenyan Gay Woman Weds Her Model Lover in U.S.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:06:49 GMT

[Nairobi News] A Kenyan gay woman in the United States has tied the knot with her lover in in the United States.



Nigeria:Group Makes Case for Women, Children in Lagos

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:27:02 GMT

[Guardian] A non-governmental organisation, Inclusive Lagos Team, has indicated its determination to throw its weight behind the Akinwumi Ambode administration in Lagos to bring democratic dividends to all, regardless of sex, age and class in the society. The group, however, pointed out that it will encourage the government to give priority to women and children, considering their importance in the society.



Ghana:All Rights Matter, Women's Rights Online in Ghana Matter

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:50 GMT

[Ghana Govt.] There are several African proverbs that extol the values of women. Yet, more often than not, society stereotypes women in negative light. For example, an Ethiopian proverb says: "A house without a woman is like a barn without cows." Another Ghanaian proverb reminds us: "A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband, the fence around it".



Nigeria:Intels Empowerment Scheme Attracts 700 Women

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:14:55 GMT

[Guardian] The Women Empowerment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS) of INTELS Nigeria Limited, has attracted no fewer than 700 women from the target communities.



Africa:WAFU Women's Cup - Cote d'Ivoire - Mali, Nigeria - Ghana for Semis

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:48:50 GMT

[CAF] The pairings for the semi-final matches of the WAFU 'B' Women's Cup 2018 is now set following the completion of the group phase.



Africa:Liberia and Sierra Leone Can Achieve Real Women's Empowerment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:47:50 GMT

[ISS] Neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone are undergoing post-conflict transitions. And in both countries, national elections are ushering in new administrations. In March, elections will be held in Sierra Leone, and in January, George Weah took over as Liberia's president from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.



Zambia:Film On Witch-Hunts in Zambia Hopes to Curb Attacks On Women

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:43:00 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -An award-winning British film about witch-hunts in Zambia could play an important role in curbing violence against women if translated into local languages and distributed widely, according to human rights campaigners.



Ethiopia:Minimize Maternal Mortality Rate!

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:02:20 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Right now, in Ethiopia , a large number of pregnant women more or less are giving birth at various health centers and hospitals. Of course, such services have been playing a big role in reducing maternal mortality rate across the country.



Zimbabwe:Male Artists Trapped By 'Exotic' Woman?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:29:49 GMT

[263Chat] One would think Zimbabwe is suffering from a deficiency of beautiful woman after witnessing what can be likened to a 'gold rush' by male musicians as they stampede to South Africa to get models who appear in their their videos.



Liberia:Sewoda to Provide Skills Training for Women

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:28:43 GMT

[Observer] The national coordinator of the Southeastern Women Development Association (SEWODA) of Harper City, Maryland County, Helena Torh Turo, says her organization will work along with local partners and others to transform women of the region through skills development to make them more productive in their families and country.



Cameroon:33rd International Women's Day - Peace March Marks Start of Activities

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:18:30 GMT

[Cameroon Tribune] Roundtable discussions on the plight of women and various animations will take place across the country ahead of the D-Day.



Tanzania:Tanzania to Have New Maternal Wards

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:53:25 GMT

[Daily News] AMSONS Group of Companies has promised to build two more new modern women's ward at Mwananyamala and Temeke hospitals, a move aimed at complementing the government efforts in social development especially in health sector.



Mali:Gang Rapes Prompt Anger, Calls for Reform

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:08:00 GMT

[VOA] Two gang rapes, including one of them filmed and shared widely on social media, have shocked the nation of Mali.



Tanzania:Women Players in Tourism to Meet in Serengeti

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:08 GMT

[Daily News] WOMEN operators in tourism industry will meet for a one-day symposium dubbed 'Women in Tourism 2018' in Serengeti National Park this week to discuss the role of women in society and participation of women in the labour market.



Sudan:Defense - Govt Committed Child and Woman Rights in Conflict Area

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:25:49 GMT

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister for Defense, Lt Gen Ali Mohamed Salim, on Sunday said Sudan remains committed to observing child and woman rights in conflict areas as enshrined in charters and conventions.



Malawi:Rights Group Inspires Secondary School

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:20:31 GMT

[Nyasa Times] African Women Honours Empowerment (AWHE) on Friday contributed to promoting girls' education and rights by visiting Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe.



Namibia:Henima Gives Free Sanitary Pads to Rural Schoolgirls

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:47:05 GMT

[New Era] Aroab -Many schoolgirls in rural areas are unable to afford sanitary pads and thus choose to rather sit at home during their menstrual periods and thus miss a lot of lessons.



Tanzania:Amson Group to Build Women Wards in Tememeke and Mwananyamala

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:12:10 GMT

[Citizen] Amson Group of Companies has promised to build two more modern women's wards at Mwananyamala and Temeke Hospital as a move to complement government efforts in social development especially in healthy sector.



Zimbabwe:The Role of Women in Art

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:56:07 GMT

[The Herald] The servitude of African women in colonial times barred them from practising art in public spaces. The intellectual, social and cultural space of African women in formerly colonised nations had been restricted and socially reduced in importance to the backroom of contemporary art and thinking.



Cameroon:FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup - Cameroon One Step to Uruguay

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:24:49 GMT

[Cameroon Tribune] The second leg qualifier for the 2018 World Championship will take place in Yaounde on Sunday February 18, 2019.



Nigeria:It's Time for a Woman to Lead Ekiti, APC Insists

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:13:11 GMT

[This Day] Ado Ekiti -The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned those having the erroneous impression that the 2018 governorship election is not the auspicious time for a woman to be elected governor of the state.



Nigeria:Lagos to Host International Conference On Fertility

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:32:37 GMT

[This Day] The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme 'New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology'.



Liberia:The Need for a Woman Senator to Replace Pres. Weah - Bridging the 26-Male - 2-Female Disparity

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:02:35 GMT

[NEWS] After a heated political contest for the Liberian presidency, the dust is now settled with the election of Amb. George Weah and Senator Jewel Howard Taylor as President and Vice President respectively, but there is still a debate as to who fills the two vacant seats created as a result of their elections to the echelon of political leadership in Liberia.



South Africa:Minister Bathabile Dlamini On Violence Against Children During Global Solutions Summit

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:32:47 GMT

[Govt of SA] South African Government and UNICEF promote community-based care, parenting and mencare at Swedish' Global Solutions summit to end violence against children



Rwanda:Taekwondo Federation Turns Focus to Female Athletes With Disabilities

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:46:11 GMT

[New Times] THE new president of the national taekwondo federation Placide Bagabo has revealed that his office has turned focus to promoting female athletes with disabilities to integrate them into the sport.



Uganda:The Fight to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:49:23 GMT

[Observer] Female genital mutilation is many things: a violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death.



Nigeria:Female Genital Mutilation Has Declined in South-East, Globally, Say Unicef, UNFPA

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:37:15 GMT

[This Day] The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have jointly declared that the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the South-east region of Nigeria and other places around the world has declined by nearly a quarter (25 per cent) since year 2000.



Zimbabwe:Is Castration of Paedophiles Long Overdue?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:11 GMT

[The Herald] Dismissing, two years ago, an appeal against sentence by Sikunda Dube (57) who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping and impregnating his neighbour's 16-year-old daughter, High Court judge Justice Francis Bere called for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles.