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  1. AFRICA: African Women Participate in Leadership Training

    The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 438
  2. SOUTH AFRICA: Addressing Slow Pace of Gender Equality

    During the National Assembly debate on the State of the Nation Address this year, the Minister for Women, Children an

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 267
  3. ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe Makes Progress On Gender, Misses Regional Target

    Zimbabwe has made significant strides in gender equality but still lags behind on key indicators, according to the la

    Thursday, January 23, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 201
  4. ANGOLA: Angola Defence Minister Praises Women's Role, Determination

    Angola's National Defence minister, Cândido Van-Dúnem, on Thursday here praised the determination and ro

    Friday, March 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 891
  5. ZIMBABWE: Gender and security sector reform

    IT is both ironic and tragic that policy debates on the need to reform the security sector in post-conflict societies

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 611
  6. ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe Women Fight For Rights In New Constitution

    For long Zimbabwean women have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in all spheres of life but a new const

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 584
  7. SOUTH AFRICA: Don't Cry for Thuli Madonsela. She's Untouchable, and She Knows It.

    Week after week, the Sunday papers lead with stomach-turning stories of misspending of taxpayers' money, corruption a

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 532
  8. SOUTH AFRICA: Women told their comments on Traditional Courts Bill are not welcome

    Activists attending the public hearings on the controversial Traditional Courts Bill in Parliament were shocked yeste

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 406
  9. MADAGASGAR: Peace and Reconciliation From Below - Women As Actors in the Transition Process

    Since 2009, when current President Andry Rajoelina ousted then-president Marc Ravalomanana with the army's support, M

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 335
  10. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's Tribal System Strips Rural Women of Rights

    He brushed it off as a family affair, she said.

    Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 252
  11. ZIMBABWE: Woman who Took on Security Men and Won

    SECURICO, the company that Zimbabwe's Divine Ndhlukula started in her cottage in the late 1990s with four employees a

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 190
  12. ZIMBABWE: Women's Active Participation in National Issues Laudable

    The MDC Women's Assembly has celebrated the resilience shown by women to fight off socio-economic hardships caused by

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 180
  13. SOUTH AFRICA: Government Must Reinstate Special Rape Courts

    Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 160
  14. ZIMBABWE: Women Warn Against Early Polls

    Zimbabwean women involved in politics and civil society have warned against holding elections without creating a peac

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 094
  15. SOUTH AFRICA: President Zuma Appoints Commissioners for Gender Equality

    Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality.

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 116
  16. ZIMBABWE: Healing the Wounds of Gender Based Violence

    A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 159
  17. NAMIBIA: Violence Against Women Triggers Protest

    Windhoek — About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 096
  18. SOUTH AFRICA: Still A Nation of Rapists 18 Years On

    Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 025
  19. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Searches Soul Over Alleged Rape of Disabled 17 Year-Old Girl

    It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 008
  20. ZIMBABWE: A New Coalition Takes the Lead on Women's Constitutional Rights in Zimbabwe

    Women from across Zimbabwe have celebrated the launch of a strategic high-level women's coalition.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 022
  21. AFRICA: Peacebuilders Fail Africa's Women Victims of War

    Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a

    Monday, October 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 381
  22. Zimbabwe: Criminalize Political Violence against Women, RAU

    The Research Advocacy Unit (RAU) has attacked government for failing to enact laws that criminalise politically-motiv

    Thursday, September 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 156
  23. INTERNATIONAL: No Peace Until Women Are Respected

    Women are particularly good at building peace and creating social change.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 201
  24. SOUTH AFRICA: Women's Issues Missing from Election Manifestos

    Come rain or shine, single mother of five, Sylvia Mathebula,* can be found selling fruit and cigarettes at the roadsi

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 771
  25. Women and Law Enforcement in Zimbabwe

    The women of Zimbabwe have had varying experiences with national law enforcement agencies and many of them are unplea

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 333
  26. SOUTH AFRICA: SA Prompts World to do More for Abused Women

    South Africa's Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, has called on countries to renew their

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 983
  27. SOUTHERN AFRICA: WHO Urges More Attention to Care During Pregnancies

    Director General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Gro Brundtland has urged African countries to pay more att

    Monday, January 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 972
  28. ZIMBABWE: Govt Must Get Serious About Prosecuting Rapists – Doctors

    There should be no impunity for the perpetrators of rape and it is important for Zimbabwe to set up a multi-sectoral

    Friday, January 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 962
  29. SOUTHERN AFRICA: UN Backs Effots Against Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa

    In an effort to help law enforcement agencies in southern Africa respond to gender-based violence effectively, the Un

    Thursday, January 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 955
  30. NAMIBIA: Numbers of Women in Government Declining

    Twenty years after independence, representation of women in senior government structures and in Parliament is declini

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 888
  31. ZIMBABWE: FBC Bank Backs Women Empowerment

    Zimbabwe Women in Trade and Development, a non-profit making Trust (ZWITAD), has received $50 000 from FBC Bank Limit

    Monday, December 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 924
  32. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Improving Rural Livelihoods by Empowering African Women Researchers in Agricultural Science

    With sharp minds, inquisitive souls, and iron wills, they are an 11-strong group of top-level women scientists in agr

    Thursday, December 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 894
  33. ZIMBABWE: Women's Coalition to Block Mugabe's 2011 Elections

    Women in Zimbabwe have come out strongly against the idea of holding elections in 2011, saying that a full implementa

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 856
  34. ZIMBABWE: Structures of Violence: Defining the Intersections of Militarism and Violence Against Women

    The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen

    Monday, December 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 840
  35. ZIMBABWE: Investigate Rape Crimes: Civic Groups

    As calls for an early election grow louder, the country's civic society groups want government to launch a countrywid

    Sunday, December 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 832
  36. ZIMBABWE: Statement on Politically Motivated Rape in Zimbabwe

    The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) recently conclu

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 799
  37. ZIMBABWE: On Gender-Based Violence During Elections in Zimbabwe

    I remember when I was a small child and in middle of the night and early hours of the morning I heard a cry, a scream

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 843
  38. SOUTH AFRICA: No Place for Complacency in Gender Equity

    South Africa has a balance of men and women in Parliament that would rival Nordic countries, which lead the way regar

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 791
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  40. NAMIBIA: GBV Remains Under-Reported

    In Namibia, gender-based violence (GBV) has traditionally been regarded as a private matter and shrouded in a culture

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 728
  41. MALAWI: Get Legislation Into the Hands of Those Who Need It

    The gendered status of the HIV and AIDS pandemic is obvious when we look at countless statistics showing that more wo

    Thursday, December 2, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 726
  42. ZIMBABWE: Gender-Based Violence: 'Zimbabwe Police Officers Forget Themselves'

    Tasha Ncube* has no kind words for the police.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 720
  43. SOUTH AFRICA: SA tops SADC Women's Representation in Parliament

    South Africa ranks highest in the SADC region in terms of representation of women in parliament with 45 percent, and

    Friday, November 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 752
  44. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Peace-Building, Protocols and Policy - Women and Conflict in the Region

    This year's 16 Days of Activism campaign focuses on women and conflict, a timely theme considering we are also review

    Thursday, November 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 666
  45. SOUTH AFRICA: Abused Women Need More Protection

    The criminal justice system (CJS) needs to do more to protect women and to deal with all social and political issues

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 637
  46. ZIMBABWE: Maternal Mortality on the Increase

    NEGLIGENCE on the part of nursing staff and lack of adequate resources in hospitals has resulted in an increase in th

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 638
  47. SOUTHERN AFRICA: African Women Still Struggling for Equality

    Despite the political will shown by leaders on the African continent, women in Africa faced serious challenges with r

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 644
  48. ANGOLA: Minister Highlights Importance of Gender Equality

    The Angolan Women Promotion and Family minister, Genoveva Lino, Monday, here, highlighted the importance of gender eq

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 631
  49. AFRICA: USAID Gives U.S.$731,000 for Health in Eastern, Southern Africa

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given a grant of $731,000 for strengthening and ad

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 633
  50. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Southern Africa Lags Behind in Gender Targets

    Tougher measures are needed if Southern Africa is to attain its 50-percent target for representation of women in poli

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 626

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