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African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

The African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Constitutive Act of the African Union underscore the principle of promoting gender equality on the continent as a prerequisite for achieving inclusive and sustainable development on the continent. Specifically the Constitutive Act of...

Namibia: UNESCO and Dior to Co-Host Women@dior

UNESCO, in partnership with French luxury fashion house Dior, will be hosting a mentorship programme for young women around the world. The programme is an extension of the Women@Dior mentorship initiative, which has already helped over 1 000 young women by pairing them with Dior employees, who took on the...

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...