womens rights

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 6th, 2013
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Reports reaching Dailypost indicate that the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka is dead. It was gathered through a family source that Mrs. Funmilayo lost the battle to cancer few hours ago. She was 52 years old. Until her demise, Funmilayo has been deputy to Dr. John kayode Fayemi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 27th, 2013
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Health Minister director general instructs all gynecologists in Israel’s four health maintenance organizations not to inject women with long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera if they do not understand ramifications of treatment. By Talila Nesher A government official has for the first time ackn...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 12th, 2012
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By Seble Teweldebirhan Addis Ababa,  (Ezega.com) – As globalization reaches many urbanized areas of Ethiopia, the role of women in a society is redefining itself. For many educated and self-sustaining women, the current era is a transitional period. It is a time when they try to please their tr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Sep 11th, 2012
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As the new school year begins next week in Egypt, school girls and their families are preparing to face yet another year of sexual harassment, this time waiting for the children outside their schools. Egyptian mothers worry about their young daughters, who are subjected to sexual harassment outside t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 29th, 2012
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South feminists demand responsible action now DAWN Executive Committee While governments were locked in their semantic battles in the Rio+20 process, women’s and other social movements continue to fight on multiple fronts for human rights, justice and sustainability. These struggles take place on div...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 4th, 2012
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Nairobi — The sentencing of a young Sudanese woman to death by stoning for adultery presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international law, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence also underscores the urgent need for Sudan to reform its legal system in accordance with its human righ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 20th, 2012
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While American progressives remain in high dudgeon over a woman’s “right” to “free” government-provided contraception, a genuine woman’s rights issue has been unfolding in Morocco. In Larache, near the city of Tangiers, 16-year-old Amina Filali committed suicide after she was forced by a judge to mar...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Feb 20th, 2012
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Protestors marched to the high court in Johannesburg on Friday demanding the rights of women be respected and for the end of harassment at taxi ranks. GREG NICOLSON joined the crowds of men watching the miniskirt march and wondered about their role in preventing abuse. The weekend started early on Fr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
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,...
By benim
In News
Jul 7th, 2011
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On July 9th, South Sudan will declare its independence, becoming Africa’s newest nation. The challenges it faces are many. 50 years of war and conflict have seriously undermined the capacity of institutions at all levels to provide justice. Scores of cases of human rights violations and abuses,...