Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN’s first female force commander talks peacekeeping and why she’s not taking her Harley to Cyprus

UN News Centre – 19 May 2014 (originally published 14 May) 14 May 2014 – This August, Major General Kristin Lund will become the first female commander of a United Nations peacekeeping force, taking the military helm in Cyprus where the top UN official, Lisa Buttenheim, is also a woman. “I think it’s very important […]

The Fairer Sex [Women Bosses]

The Fairer Sex [Women Bosses]

Ray Fisman – Slate – Monday, 05 March 2012 (originally published 01 Mar) Why should we expect women bosses to be any different from men? Most people, when asked, believe that women are cooperative and emotional whereas men are cold, rational, and competitive. Some even go so far as to suggest that women are more […]

LIBERIA: Election workshop helps women gain political ‘know-how’

LIBERIA: Election workshop helps women gain political ‘know-how’

WNN Breaking As Africa’s first woman presidential leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,  works for an October 2011 bid for re-election, a groundbreaking initiative affecting 450 Liberian women is now encouraging women throughout Liberia to become leaders for solutions and innovation. Political participation by women, especially in Liberia’s parliament, is said to be “much needed” among advocates […]