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Nigerian Policewoman wins UN award for peacekeeping exploits

a Nigerian policewoman on foreign mission in far away Mali was being honoured by the United Nations in recognition of her selfless service simultaneously as her compatriots were being persecuted at home. Chief Superintendent Catherine Ekwutosi Ugorji, a Nigerian police woman serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in...

Kenya: Give All 70 Extra Seats in Parliament to Women, Says Ngilu

The proposed constitutional amendments contained in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report have fallen short of tackling gender disparity gap in political leadership, reckons Kitui governor Charity Ngilu. Ms Ngilu who spoke during the launch of the BBI report on October 26, 2020 noted lack of an explicit mechanism to...

Africa: Joint Statement On the 20th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

The African Peer Review Mechanism and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa call for greater inclusion of women in peace and security processes 27 October 2020 (New York/Pretoria): 26 October 2020 - The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the UN Office of the Special Adviser...

UN Praises Women’s Role in Peace Building in Somalia

Somalia and the UN have lauded the role played by Somali women in peace, security and governance as the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of women and human rights development, said the government should now create new pathways for Somali...

Zimbabwe Moves to Empower Women to Tackle Climate Change

The Government of Zimbabwe in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Climate Promise initiative has developed a gender analysis report and Gender Action Plan which seeks to promote women's full participation in climate change solution-building. The ministries of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Women Affairs, Community...

Nigeria: Why We Need More Women in Politics – Minister

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has urged women to get involved in politics. In her virtual presentation at the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship Speaker Series held in Kaduna, titled 'My Political Career as a Northern Lady: Experiences and Challenges', the minister expressed concern over...