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Kenya: This Is FGM – a Little Sand and Egg to Stop the Bleeding

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains ingrained in the traditions of most communities in Northern Kenya. Women from this part of the country lament that the tradition has caused them a lot of pain and scars. Salma Mohammed, not…

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Kenya: Nairobi County Passes New Law to Fight Sgbv

The fight against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Nairobi County has received a boost after the County Assembly passed a new law to fight the vice. The Nairobi City County Sexual and Gender-Based Management and Control Bill…

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Liberia: CDC-U.S. Elects First Female Chairman

The United States Branch of the Congress for Democratic Change, CDC-USA, has made history by electing its first female National Chairman since the organization was founded in 2004. Following a closely contested election, which was overseen by the…

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South Africa: Young People and Women Bear the Brunt of South Africa’s Worrying Jobless Rate

South Africa’s unemployment figures have made for grim reading for a long time. The latest for the second quarter of 2021 were, by several measures, gloomier than usual. The official unemployment rate for the second quarter worsened to…

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South Africa: Domestic Violence Amendment Bill Revised to Reflect Gender-Neutrality

The Domestic Violence Amendment Bill has been revised to reflect gender-neutrality. The bill’s gender neutrality amendments were approved during a sitting of Parliament’s Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee on Tuesday. The move will make this South Africa’s…

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Nigeria: Travails of Climate Change

While Nigeria dithers on taking concerted action to combat climate change, its impact on the nation’s economy is unmistakable. For instance, women farmers who constitute 70 to 80 percent of the agriculture labour force in the country are…

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Kenya: Murang’a County Sets Pace for Two-Thirds Gender Rule

With 42 per cent National Assembly female representation, Murang’a is rated as the best case study of how the two-third gender rule can be achieved without legislating. The big question now, however, is whether voters in the county…

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Kenya: How Merry-Go-Round’s Love for Tasty Chicken Bore Booming Business

A culture of feasting on chicken during merry-go-round meetings by 27 women friends in Trans Nzoia County ended up being a winning business idea after they reared more than they could eat. The founding chairperson, Ms Julia Ngeiywa,…

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Nigeria: Gender-Based Violence Must Stop in Nigeria, Say Osinbajo, Sultan, CAN, Others

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, and the UN Deputy Secretary General, Mrs Amina Mohammed have said violence against women and girls…

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Nigeria: Gender-Based Violence Must Stop in Nigeria – Osinbajo, Sultan, CAN, Others

Abuja — Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, and the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mrs. Aisha Mohammed, have said violence against women…

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