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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maureen Jankowski
iKNOW Politics speaks to Maureen Jankowski, Member of the Namibian parliament about women in politics in her country.
Friday, August 01, 2014
More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Malian lawyer builds peace and hope
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Malian lawyer builds peace and hope
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the atrocities that the people of her war-torn country (...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Malawi Electoral Commission advocates for 50-50 campaign
Ahead of a tripartite elections next year the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has shown the world that it is moving with time by setting a deliberate policy to allow women in the country pay 25 per cent less the  nomination fees of parliamentary...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Making sure development works for all
UNDP’s Gender Team has been working with the AAP to help African governments mainstream gender in their climate-related development efforts.  The impacts of climate change are not gender-neutral, and neither are the right responses. Gender...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Malawi: Female MPs issue ultimatum on ‘stealing’ of beds: State House explains
Women Parliamentary Caucus members  have strongly demanded Minister of Health Khumbo Kachali, who is also the country’s Vice-President, to return back the  hospital beds from Mponela Hospital where they were snatched to be given to Mzimba for...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Mozambique: UN Women Pledges Cooperation With Parliament
The United Nations body on gender equality, "UN Women", on Friday pledged to cooperate with the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic. After an audience granted by the chairperson of the Assembly, Veronica Macamo, the representative of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mozambique: Emancipation Must Be More Than Mere Statistics
Mozambique believes that women's emancipation is of key importance, but it must be handled in such a way that it empowers women, rather than simply making the statistics look good, said the country's First Lady, Maria da Luz Guebuza, in...