GENRE | GENDER

13-Mar-2019 to 10:25

DRC: Violence on women hits sharp drop - Survey

APA-Kinshasa (DRC) — A project working to challenge the social acceptance of violence against women and girls in the DRC has witnessed women’s experience of domestic violence fall from 69 percent to 29 percent after two years of intervention.

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09-Mar-2019 to 10:56

Women called to lead conflict resolution

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has wished all women a happy International Women’s Day during a colloquium, calling on them to be at the centre of conflict resolution, mediation and peacekeeping.

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08-Mar-2019 to 16:43

Kenya: NGOs want universal pensions as key to women’s rights, development

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — As member states and NGOs gather at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), HelpAge International and its partners are calling for universal social protection for vulnerable older women.

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08-Mar-2019 to 16:05

UN pledges support for Liberia gender scheme

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — The Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN), Yacoub El- Hillo, has pledged the organization’s support for the implementation of the Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) in Liberia.

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08-Mar-2019 to 15:40

Guatemala Nobel laureate in Dakar for Int'l Women's Day

APA - Dakar (Senegal) By Oumar Dembélé — The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala is visiting the Senegalese capital Dakar, where she is taking part in events marking International Women’s Day, on Friday.

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08-Mar-2019 to 06:06

S/Africa: Ramaphosa leaves mark on global youth leaders

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told an organisation of young global leaders to use their influence to play a greater role to make a positive impact on society.

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26-Feb-2019 to 17:29

Gambia: UN careerist appointed Women’s Affairs minister

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambian President Adama Barrow has appointed a UN careerist as his new minster for Women’s Affairs, Children and Social Welfare, effectively ending the ministry's designation under the Vice President’s Office.

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