“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.”
The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
Last week Cabinet approved the Gender Commission Bill which is likely to be tabled in Parliament next month.
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a
When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo
With sacrificing family resources to educate a girl child and a potential future leader still a big societal challeng
It is only three months old.
“There is need to provide more information about how individuals and organisations can know more about the UN C
It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.
Swapo's Women's Council (SPWC) has to continue the search for solutions to the challenges facing women and girls in N
Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.
The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirme
The Zambian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reiterated their commitment
International human rights group, Amnesty International, this week called for police to refrain from violating the ri
"Women in Zimbabwe are largely seen as a huge demographic to be exploited by politicians who seek our support,&q
Black women continued to be marginalised despite South Africa's Constitution being among the most progressive in the
Zimbabwe has launched its first magazine specifically targetting women.
South Africa's Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister, Hlengiwe Mkhize, has called on countries to renew their
Director General of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Gro Brundtland has urged African countries to pay more att
There should be no impunity for the perpetrators of rape and it is important for Zimbabwe to set up a multi-sectoral
Zimbabwe Women in Trade and Development, a non-profit making Trust (ZWITAD), has received $50 000 from FBC Bank Limit
With sharp minds, inquisitive souls, and iron wills, they are an 11-strong group of top-level women scientists in agr
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) recently conclu
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
THERE is a problem with the way the oppression of women and girls is explained which, if not challenged, will mean th
South Africa has a balance of men and women in Parliament that would rival Nordic countries, which lead the way regar
SENATOR for Beitbridge constituency, Cde Tambudzani Mohadi, has launched the Zimbabwe Republic Police chapter of the
So the 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence (GBV) comes around again.
Since arriving in Cape Town five years ago, Erina Manyene (not her real name) has eked out a meagre living picking up
THIRTY-TWO year-old Chipo Banda (not her real name) has lost count of the number of times she has had to lie to expla
The gendered status of the HIV and AIDS pandemic is obvious when we look at countless statistics showing that more wo
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has told women in South Africa that equality between men and women was a human
NEGLIGENCE on the part of nursing staff and lack of adequate resources in hospitals has resulted in an increase in th
Despite the political will shown by leaders on the African continent, women in Africa faced serious challenges with r
The Angolan Women Promotion and Family minister, Genoveva Lino, Monday, here, highlighted the importance of gender eq
The Botswana National Front (BNF) calls upon the nation to join hands in marking the beginning of the 16 Days Of Acti
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given a grant of $731,000 for strengthening and ad
UNICEF Children's Advocate Graça Machel says it is important for Zimbabwe to put children's and women's rights
The murder of a British honeymooner in a township near Cape Town made the headlines – but what about the women
Southern African region which carries the highest burden of the deadly HIV-AIDS in the world is planning to launch a
MAUREEN Mwanawasa has said the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take women's economic participati
A special UN representative on Saturday condemned alleged rapes of women deported from Angola to the Democratic Repub
Maputo — Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Thursday condemned "abominable" acts of violence aga
An estimated half a million women die each year following complications during pregnancy and childbirth, a report lau
Despite the little socio-economic changes brought about by the unity government after a decade of political and econo
THE number of women who die in childbirth in the country has doubled in the past decade because of the poor state of
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has affirmed its commitment to
From 5th to 7th October 2010, over seventy (70) African Women Church Leaders from 12 Countries of Angola, Botswana, E