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Monday, March 13, 2017
Mauritian women MPs work to raise awareness on gender violence
A group of women 12 MPs from the Réseau des femmes parlementaires mauritaniennes (Network of Mauritian Women Parliamentarians/REFPAM) organized a “caravan”, or outreach visits, to provinces in the country to reach out to local and religious leaders...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Mauritania female MPs in move to protect women and girls
An agreement has been reached in Mauritania on action necessary to protect women and girls from child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other violence. The priorities set by women MPs include robust new laws and other measures targeted...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mauritania: Mauritanian Women Advocate for Rights with Public Petition
Though few Mauritanians are able to have a say in their country’s political life, one group of dedicated women is determined to be heard. The Advocacy Initiatives Group for Women’s Political Participation (Groupes des Initiatives de Plaidoyer pour...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mauritania: Kadiata Malick Diallo: “Our Ultimate Goal is Equality”
Kadiata Malick Diallo is vice-president of the Union of Forces for Progress (UFP) and a deputy in Mauritania’s National Assembly. In her interview, she speaks about her journey into politics and the role of women in the emerging Mauritanian...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mauritania: Moves Towards Political Empowerment for Women
“While the quota is a major step forward, changing the situation of Mauritanian women is still a slow process because their colleagues discourage them from leading on issues,” Aminettou Mint Ely, head of the local non-governmental organisation (NGO...