05-Jul-2018 to 06:01

S/Africa: Activists urge men to respect women’s lives

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — LifeLine, a South African non-profit organisation that supports victims, survivors and perpetrators of gender-based violence, has said that it would use next week’s #100MenMarch to urge men to start addressing their wrong perceptions and stereotypes about women’s and children’s status in society.

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27-Jun-2018 to 08:02

Antonio becomes Mozambique’s first female commercial pilot

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Admira Antonio has made history by becoming the first female commercial pilot of the state-run Mozambique Airlines (LAM), the airline announced on Wednesday.

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27-Jun-2018 to 05:19

S/African group calls for unity to end violence against women, children

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) has called on all organisations to join the nationwide #100MenMarch as part its campaign to stop current rampant violence against women and children in the country.

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25-Jun-2018 to 15:17

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa commissions women's bank

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday launched a financial institution to champion women’s financial inclusion by providing them with access to affordable funding options for their ventures.

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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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