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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe to head ZANU-PF's women's league
Her confirmation in the position will take place at the party congress scheduled for December this year. This would propel her into the party's powerful politburo and mark her official entrance into politics. As a member of the supreme decision-...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Africa: Women in Politics - Beyond Numbers
Following David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, the UK government has moved from having three women in the cabinet to five: and these two new members are working mothers, a presence not there before. This still fails to improve the overall gender...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
African Women Convene to Deliberate and Strategize on Political Leadership
African women from 15 countries across the continent gathered in Nairobi, Kenya from April 23rd to the 24th to deliberate and strategize on women's political leadership in Africa. Convened by FEMNET (African Women's Development and Communication...
Monday, March 10, 2014
UNDP Africa head at the Commission on the Status of Women 2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s empowerment are a prerequisite, a means, and an...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Africa: 'Africa Cannot Overcome Its Problems Unless Women Take the Lead'
The Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Michael Arietti, at the US Embassy in Banjul had said that Africa cannot overcome its problems unless women take the lead. Arietti was speaking Thursday during the closing ceremony of the three-day Young Women's...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Women on the Rise in African Politics
Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up. Women are breaking...
Sunday, September 22, 2013
African women are blazing a feminist trail – why don't we hear their voices?
Rwanda's parliament is now almost two-thirds female, while Malawi, Liberia and Senegal have women at the helm. Western feminists, take note. What would have once sounded like a far-fetched feminist fantasy – namely women forming the majority of a...
Monday, September 09, 2013
Women in African politics: a vote of confidence
On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from work on their farms, are evaluating the performance of an aspiring politician. One suggests smiling more, another that the candidate...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
African women enter public office, but wield little influence in policy making
“If you want to be influential in the political arena, you need to influence policy,” Ms Betty Murungi, a social justice advocate, recently told female entrepreneurs and corporate managers in Nairobi. A lawyer, Murungi is the director of Urgent-...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Africa: Quotas Are Not Enough
Women's political representation is vital to securing greater gender equality, feminists and others argue. Africa has made great strides in electing more women to its parliaments. Four African countries are among the top ten countries with the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Nigeria: Politics - Still Hard for Women At the Top
The lot of Nigerian women in the workplace has not always been pleasant. It is even more brutish in the political arena. Gender activists and other stakeholders gathered in Abuja recently to ponder their lot. MRs. Rifkatu Samson Dannahn the only...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Celebrating A Decade Of The African Women’s Rights Protocol
It remains a fact that gender parity is a challenge for women across the globe. Yet the African continent boasts an exemplary legal instrument that guarantees comprehensive rights to women -The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Failing to get the vote: Liberian women and political participation
This paper discusses Liberian women’s access to formal political influence and representation in the bicameral legislature. Even if women are visible and powerful in Liberian politics, their participation is dependent on government appointments...