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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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    18-Mar-2018 to 15:30

    Senegal: Catholic women ‘empowering themselves’

    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The average Catholic woman in Senegal has woken up and working towards her empowerment through income-generating activities, according to Emilie Lo Thiandoum, the President of an association whose name ilterally means standing up for the Virgin Mary.

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    09-Mar-2018 to 15:32

    Burkina leader pledges 30 percent of next cabinet to women

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Burkinabe president Roch Marc Christian Kabore has committed, should there be another reshuffle of his cabinet, to respect the country’s affirmative action law stipulating that 30% of the government posts must be reserved for the women.

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    07-Mar-2018 to 18:18

    Burkina: Attacks overshadow Int’l Women’s Day

    APA-Ouagadougou (B/Faso) — Last Friday’s attacks by militants in Burkina Faso, which claimed 16 lives will overshadow events marking International Women's Day on Thursday, organizers say.

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    28-Jan-2018 to 15:10

    Namibia wins AU gender parity gong

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has been awarded the 2017 African Gender Award in recognition for the country’s effort to promote gender equality.

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    22-Jan-2018 to 10:00

    AU urged to escalate anti-graft war to improve lives of women, girls

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — African Union member states must take critical steps to eradicate corruption in Africa that perpetuates gender inequality and the disempowerment of women and girls on the continent, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) said on Monday.

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