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South Africa: Media Statement – Committee On Employment and Labour Condemns Workplace Abuse of Women

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, Ms Lindelwa Dunjwa, has condemned the alleged sexual harassment and abuse of women at the workplace by the MEC for community safety in the Western Cape. She also…

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Nigeria: 2022 Budget – Ministry of Women Affairs to Spend N189m On Purchase of Grinding Machines, Popcorn Machines, Others

The Ministry of Women Affairs has proposed to spend the sum of N189 million on the purchase of grinding machines, popcorn machines and ice block machines in 2022 budget. The Ministry has also proposed to spend the sum…

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Zimbabwe: FIFA, CAF Monitoring Zifa’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

Senior Sports Reporter FIFA and CAF have confirmed they are aware of the investigations going on in Zimbabwe over the alleged sexual harassment of female referees by some top ZIFA officials. The world football governing body, FIFA, which…

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Malawi: Saved From an Abusive Child Marriage, a Teenager Looks Forward to a New Beginning

On her 16th birthday, Yensen Nyirenda was getting ready to be married. Her marriage was hastily arranged after her family discovered that she was pregnant and, as per local custom, she had to go and live with her…

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South Africa: Gender Commission Welcomes Kannaland Mayor’s Removal

The Commission for Gender Equality says it will continue its investigation into how convicted rapist Jeffrey Donson and convicted fraudster Werner Meshoa were elected as mayor and deputy mayor of Kannaland – despite a motion of no confidence…

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Namibia: Low Earning Women Get MTC Houses

Breaking the archaic patriarchal status quo on land ownership, 75% of the 271 houses recently constructed by MTC were awarded to low-income earning women. Following MTC’s massive announcement in 2017 to invest N$10.7 million towards housing with the…

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Zimbabwe: Harare Women Petition Parliament Over Lack Maternal Health Services

Some pregnant women from Highfield in Harare have petitioned Parliament over what they say is the denial to access maternal health care services at their local poly-clinics. “We are kindly petitioning Parliament to launch an investigation on the…

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Liberia: Women Group, Activists Outraged Over Rape and Death of 13-Yr-Old Girl

Monrovia — Women, men and youths dressed in predominately black outfits, holding anti-rape placards peacefully descended on the Capitol Building on Tuesday in protest over the death of a 13-year-old girl, who died after she was allegedly raped…

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South Africa: Health Responds to Reports On Vaccination and Women’s Health

The Department of Health has noted with concern the public statements made by individuals and stakeholders including the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) which issued a media statement on 17 January 2022, titled “Warning Against Imposing Mandatory Covid-19…

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South Africa: Covid-19 Vaccines Highly Effective in Women of Reproductive Age, Pregnant Women – DoH

The Department of Health has refuted claims by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that vaccines may cause a small change to the women’s menstrual cycle length, citing a “new study” published in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical…

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