Women

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 30th, 2014
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According to a report by AFP, a poll in Brazil says a woman who shows off her body deserves to be raped. We are talking about Brazil, the land of samba, voluptuous carnival dancers and mini bikinis. Read more with images....
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 8th, 2012
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Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia. Many facets of public policy are designed to ensure the representation and benefit of women. For these reasons and many others, including the scores of exemplary women who have taken the lead against...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Aug 6th, 2012
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“It has been a long struggle for women in business, which is far from over. History even records the first woman to work in an office in Johannesburg. It was in 1894, screens were put up around her because it was not appropriate for her to be seen – more on this in the cover […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 12th, 2012
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Betty Mould Iddrisu There is a harsh reality about women’s leadership in Africa. I have dreamt it and lived it. Gradually, women are penetrating historical barriers that have up till very recently been closed to us, barriers that limited women’s attainment of the highest levels of power and leadershi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 27th, 2012
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Food security and farming: women’s rights in rural Africa Nidhi Tandon A critical analysis of different ‘solutions’ to improve the situation for rural women in Africa within the context of an iniquitous global food system. As acknowledgement of women’s farming roles grows, so does the set of solution...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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Helplessness and hope in using the law to combat violence against women Osai Ojigho It is necessary to implement legislation to address violence against women in Africa. Yet women must tread the fine line between cultural expectations and legal systems that often deny them justice. Violence against w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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The Africa UNiTE Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls aims to create a favorable and supportive environment for governments, in partnership with civil society experts, to be able to fulfill existing policy commitments.   BACKGROUND The regional component of the United Nations Secreta...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2012
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Marren Akatsa-Bukachi Ending gender-based violence will mean changing cultural concepts about masculinity. This includes recognition of the importance of active engagement of men and women at all levels, whether they are policy makers, parents, spouses or young boys and girls. It is significant that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 20th, 2012
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Blantyre – About 2 000 Malawian women on Friday staged a protest against attacks on trouser-wearing women, who were stripped in the streets this week by a gang of unemployed youths and sidewalk vendors. “We have to say no to abuse against women. We have to fight for women’s rights,&...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 11th, 2012
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by Dan Moshenberg, Women in and Beyond the Global On December 2, 2011, the Malian parliament passed a Family Code, which threatens to set back women’s rights in Mali quite considerably. In 2009 the Parliament had passed a fairly progressive law, which didn’t quite bring women and men to equal status,...