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Friday, May 10, 2013
Women set to break glass ceiling in Kenya’s new cabinet
Kenya’s nominees for cabinet secretary positions, who include an unprecedented number of women – six out of 18 – will undergo a gruelling public vetting process by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments Thursday. Despite the appointments –...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Women who broke barriers to get elected, Kenya
Mary Wambui, Peris Tobiko and Millicent Mugadi will go down the annals of history as women, who tested the rough Kenyan political waters with both feet and emerged victorious during the March 4 General Election.   (We invite our users to read the...
Monday, March 04, 2013
Women’s political participation and Economic Empowerment in Post Conflict Countries: Lessons from the Great Lakes Region in Africa
This report represents a synthesis of the key findings and recommendations of a regional research project on women’s political participation and economic empowerment in countries emerging from conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Women Navigate Political Minefield in Kenya
NAIROBI, Jan 25 2013 (IPS) - Few women in Kenya harbour illusions of entering politics. Blatant discrimination, threats and intimidations, an uneven playing field and a largely unsympathetic public have turned electoral politics into a veritable...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Women Human Rights Education Institutes
WHRI (six week institute): May 22 - June 28, 2013CEDAW for Change (one week institute): Nov 5 – Nov 9, 2012 and June 3-7, 2013
Thursday, November 08, 2012
West Africa: 5th West African Women Forum commences
Sixty women including young women in government, politics, civil society, women network and movements from different West African countries, yesterday converged at Hotel Barmoi in Freetown to participate in the 5thWest African Women Policy Forum to...
Friday, August 10, 2012
West Africa: ECOWAS Parliament Discusses Gender Strategy in Banjul
The ECOWAS Parliament's Joint Committee on Gender, Employment and Social Welfare and the Committee on Health and Social Service on Tuesday commenced a five-day sitting at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Banjul where they will dilate on the "Validation...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Politicians Only Serving the Men
"In terms of the number of women in government, yes, we are making progress. But if you dig deep about why these women were appointed you will find that they are only important when it is voting time," says Zhean Gwaze, a gender activist and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Ministers Speak About Their Public And Private Lives
The higher a woman rises on the political ladder, the more challenging her domestic relationship becomes. It takes great effort to balance politics and family. Alice Emasu talked to some women ministers at the Eighth triennial meeting of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women must be central to global aid efforts
In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women's progress is inextricably linked to community, national and global prosperity. Because of this, women need to be central to global aid efforts. Not only in the worst of circumstances, such as...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Women and political participation: Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
The General Assembly, Reaffirming  the  obligations  of  all  States  to  promote  and  protect  human  rights and fundamental freedoms as stated in the Charter of the United Nations, and guided by the purposes and principles of human rights...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women, Nationality and Citizenship
This report highlights discrimination against women in nationality laws by examining laws that differentiate between women and men. It specifically looks into the acquisition and retention of nationality of women, including the nationality of their...
Friday, November 16, 2007
Women as Catalysts for Peace and Stability
This opinion piece discusses why women are still far from being treated equally, despite the numerous efforts at the national, regional and international levels. This piece was presented at the World Women Laeders Forum under the theme of Defining...