“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Women leaders in the Ugandan police force and the military have called for deliberate measures and policies to increa
The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P
In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol
IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o
The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali
Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday
South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole
Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar
When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t
After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect
Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of
It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of South Sudan to take decisive action to identify and prosecute th
A South Sudanese women's alliance on Wednesday said the National Constitution Review Commission (NCRC) did not fully
Sergeant Eunice Kisembo discovered she was HIV positive in 2001 after her release from Luzira Prison.
Sarah Ajith James arrived in Washington last Sunday night, just five months after her country -- South Sudan -- seced
Two women Members of Parliament from the Central African Republic (CAR), yesterday met with members of National Women
The deputy minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare Dr.
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November p
A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today.
The day seems to be getting brighter in Somalia districts that bore the brunt of fanaticism under the al-Shaabab mili
On July 22, 2011 the newly appointed Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Harvard-trained professor of econo
A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will
In a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 9, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg
The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) pledged on Tuesday to legislate and enforce specific laws against gender-based v
United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today organized the launch of the Darfur Regional Women's Legislative Caucu
In order to ensure gender-sensitive civic and voter registration in the lead up to and during the polling in January,
The Somali government should direct new expertise and funding toward existing Somali reconciliation initiatives, wome
Mogadishu — When the punishment, 100 whip lashes, was postponed because she was pregnant Ms Anab Mussa thought
The Declaration on violence against women adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1993 requires states to exercise due
Southern Sudanese are at the polls to decide whether they want to remain part of a united Sudan or to break away and
AMPALA, Jan 13, 2011 (IPS) - John Garang, the revered late leader of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement, once sai
For the last ten years, Isis-WICCE has carried out case studies and in-depth research in South Sudan, trained women g
How will the outcome of the South Sudan referendum affect the prospects for women's participation and activism in the
There is massive national and international pressure on Sudan to hold a peaceful referendum on independence for the s
THERE has been a lot of public outcry over corruption in Uganda and Africa as a continent.
On January 9, a new country may be added to the world map as southern Sudanese vote on independence from their northe
Addis Ababa, 3 December 2010 – With support from JRS, a group of refugee women have recently launched a beauty