GENRE | GENDER

06-Sep-2019 to 07:45

Harsher sentences await GBV offenders – Ramaphosa

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Sexual attack cases in South Africa which have been closed or not properly investigated in the past should be reviewed with the aim of imposing harsher sentences on the perpetrators of such gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged in Cape Town on Thursday.

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01-Sep-2019 to 10:23

Minister urges S/African judiciary to protect women

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African justice system should do more to protect women who are the main victims of gender-based violence and discriminatory laws in the country, a senior official has said.

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16-Aug-2019 to 21:56

Speak with one voice, Kenyatta urges African women leaders

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday challenged African women leaders to unite in the development of common positions and advocacy for the empowerment of women and girls.

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30-May-2019 to 22:25

Ramaphosa's new cabinet 'reflects gender parity

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — An equal number of 28 men and women have been appointed to lead the South African government in a cabinet that celebrates gender equality in the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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14-May-2019 to 15:49

S/Africa’s black women most vulnerable to unemployment – Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s black women remained the most vulnerable to unemployment in the country at a rising rate of half a percentage point to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said in Pretoria on Tuesday.

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01-Apr-2019 to 21:58

Kigali: US embassy awards three Rwandan women

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — The United States ambassador to Rwanda, Peter Vrooman, honored three Rwandan women on Monday with the 2019 Rwandan Women of Courage award.

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28-Mar-2019 to 23:35

S/Africa steps up efforts to curb abuse of women

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that gender based violence, especially directed at women, has no place any place in South African society.

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