AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

AFRICA: Rise in public support for women doesn't match on-the-ground wins

WNN Improve It (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: A new comprehensive study report by research associates Afrobarometer, working with on-the-ground surveys through Ghana’s CDD – Center for Democratic Development along with the IREEP – Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy and IJR – Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa is bringing new insights […]

South Africa Heritage Day is for women too!

South Africa Heritage Day is for women too!

Claudia Forster-Towne – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA: Its National Braai Day again, a colloquial name given to South Africa’s Heritage Day. It is a day when South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and diversity in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. But, the truth of […]

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

WNN – World News Portal The Guardian (News) Development Network / via IRIN – Monday 7 January, 2013 Activists look to the country’s traditions as a route to recognition of their contribution and a return to equality Women in Swaziland are organising to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds […]

Women domestics protest in Cameroon saying ‘enough is enough!’

Women domestics protest in Cameroon saying ‘enough is enough!’

WNN Justice (WNN/UNWomen) Yaoundé, CAMEROON, AFRICA: Abused and exploited by her employers right from the beginning of her work-life, 50-year-old Félicité Mbida, a domestic worker for more than twenty years, fights to promote the rights of workers in Cameroon as part of the National Association Supporting Domestic Workers (RENATRAD in French). As is the case […]

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Tracy Fehr – WNN Opinon (WNN/EP) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices and ensure their rights are guaranteed in the constitution and enforced by the government. These efforts have led to some milestones in the development of […]

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Lillian Banda – WNN Breaking (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: The nation of Zambia has started the process of domesticating legal protective and reporting mechanisms that may increase help to women inside the country revealed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Development in Zambia, Mr. Edwidge Mutale recently. CEDAW – the Convention on […]