Oct 3rd, 2012
Marishka Van Steenbergen, guardian.co.uk, UN report on ageing highlights how traditional practices have resulted in the deaths of thousands of older women Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He c...
Oct 2nd, 2012
Women in the Extreme North Region of Cameroon face a brutal nexus of violence and hunger. As long as women remain under the domination of forms of violence – including the denial of their right to food – they will be non-citizens, says Aîssa Ngatansou Doumara. Read this article in French. Accor...
In East Africa
Apr 26th, 2012
(IRIN) – A lack of awareness of the importance of skilled hospital deliveries in Ethiopia, cultural beliefs, and transport challenges in rural areas are causing a high number of deaths during childbirth, say officials. Only 10 percent of deliveries take place within health facilities, according...
Mar 14th, 2012
Never mind the phony “war on women” contraception controversy concocted by the Left to help get President Obama re-elected. There is a real gender war being launched against females around the world, as documented in a provocative article titled “The Global War Against Baby Girls”by Nicholas Eberstad...
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2011
Nairobi – Health authorities in Kenya said Wednesday the country was facing a condom shortage due to high demand and procurement bottlenecks and made an emergency order of 45 million condoms. A January consignment of 19 million condoms lasted for around six weeks. The emergency supply from the ...
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 28th, 2011
A new police unit in Lubumbashi, in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears to have made significant progress in tackling crimes of sexual violence, but the scale of the problem it faces is daunting. The police unit, which was set up in April 2010 in order to provide greater protec...
Jan 15th, 2011
UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin4 January 2011 A former Nigerian health minister with wide experience in fighting HIV/AIDS has taken over the leadership of the United Nations agency charged with assisting countries with reproductive and maternal health, and population development. Baba...