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    20-Jun-2018 to 10:02

    Gender-based violence on the rise in S/Africa

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Femicide is on the rise in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting on Wednesday that cases involving the murder of women increased by a staggering 117% between 2015 and 2017.

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    14-Jun-2018 to 12:03

    Africa: Pregnant girls, young mothers barred from school - Report

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Thursday, ahead of the Day of the African Child on June 16.

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    11-Jun-2018 to 14:59

    Mozambique unveils 5-year action plan on women, peace and security

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A five-year National Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security has been launched in Mozambique covering the period 2018-2022 and seeking to strengthen the government’s interventions on promotion of human rights and gender equality.

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    06-Jun-2018 to 10:21

    Namibia gets African Excellence Award on Gender

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia on Tuesday was conferred an award as a top performing country in Africa by the African Gender Forum, within the context of the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC).

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    25-May-2018 to 11:55

    Donors urged to finance gender equality for development in Africa

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — African women rights organizations on Friday urged the global donor community and international development partners to re-affirm their commitment to gender equality, and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) by dedicating sufficient funding towards this end.

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    19-May-2018 to 09:41

    Minister urges S/Africans to speak out against GBV

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on fellow women to speak out against violence perpetrated against them by men.

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    10-Apr-2018 to 06:20

    Malawi launches 50/50 gender campaign

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi has launched a 50/50 campaign, an initiative that advocates for more women in decision making positions as the country prepares for the 2019 tripartite elections.

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