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Mixed Feelings On Women In Top Uganda Govt Posts

President Yoweri Museveni, who has led Uganda since 1986, has appointed a woman, Jessica Alupo, as vice-president and another woman, Robinah Nabbanja, as prime minister. He has also increased the percentage of women in the cabinet from 27% to 43%. This is the second time Museveni has appointed a woman...

Niger: Submission to the Committee On the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Review of Niger

81st Pre-Session We write in advance of the 81st pre-session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and its adoption of a list of issues prior to reporting regarding Niger's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This submission includes...

Menstrual Hygiene Day – Over 37 Million Girls Lack Access to Menstrual Health Hygiene Products – Pauline Tallen

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has said over 37 million Nigerian adolescent girls and women of reproductive age, lack access to menstrual hygiene products due to high costs. It will be recalled that World Menstrual Hygiene Day, is celebrated on June 3 every year. The Minister disclosed...

NSCDC Arrests Woman for Allegedly Defrauding Political Office Seeker in Osun

The suspect allegedly promised to assist Mr Salami, who was contesting the post of councillor, to win election. The operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Osun State have arrested a woman identified as Omolara Solanke for allegedly obtaining ₦2.6 million from a political office seeker, Razaq...

Kenya: The Fight Against Cervical Cancer Is Very Much a Man’s Issue

I have a friend called Kami. She's been my friend since I was six. That's over a quarter-century of friendship. She prefers to be called by her full name, Mukami, but she makes an exception with me because we've known each other for most of our lives and it's late...

SA govt considers new marriage law that recognises women with multiple husbands

Polyandry is defined as a form of polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband while polygyny is a form of polygamy in which a man has more than one wife. In South Africa, only polygyny is currently recognised where polygamous men can have many wives. In a...