GENRE | GENDER

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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25-Feb-2019 to 16:48

Macky Sall wins Senegalese votes in Cote d’Ivoire

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Senegal’s President Macky Sall, has romped to victory in Cote d’Ivoire polling 6,833 votes against 2,645 for his nearest challenger Idrissa Seck from Sunday’s presidential elections, APA learned on Monday from official sources.

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20-Feb-2019 to 15:21

Outcry as Sudan detains 30 female protesters

APA-Khartoum (Sudan) — The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and FIDH say they are deeply concerned about the safety of 30 women detained without access to lawyers or family members by the Sudanese National Security Intelligence Services (NISS) in Omdurman women’s prison.

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