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Thursday, May 23, 2019
For the first time, ANC Caucus in parliament to be led by women
The appointments of new chief whip Pemmy Majodina, a former Eastern Cape MEC, and Doris Dlakude were confirmed on Monday following the ANC's special national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Cape Town. The African National Congress (ANC) caucus...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fempo: Website for African women in politics
In many African countries, women leaders lack the resources, numbers and visibility to significantly effect transformational change. The new initiative Fempo harnesses the power of the Internet to bring rising women leaders into the spotlight and...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Fashola’s aide wants more women, youths in politics, Nigeria
AS the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries draw nearer, a House of Representatives aspirant, Honourable Fatai Olukoga, has urged more women and youths to participate in party politics. Olukoga, who is seeking to represent Ikorodu Federal...
Female President Ghana
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Female president will solve Ghana’s problems — Dr Baah
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Five women contest in National Democratic Congress constituency election in Jirapa (Ghana)
Five women have successfully gone through vetting to contest positions in the Jirapa constituency election of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region. Mr Richard Kuunaah, Executive Director of GHANACare, a non-governmental...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Factsheet: Violence Against Women - the Missing MDG?
"This paper is the first of a series of three factsheets on different pertinent issues concerning gender equality and sustainable development. In the context of the post-2015 agenda negotia-tions, we asked SDC Gender Focal Points around the world,...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Financing for Development: Aid Effectiveness and Gender-Responsive Budgets
Financing for Development: Aid Effectiveness and Gender-Responsive Budgets Background paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat in May 2007 by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry, Cape Town, South Africa This paper attempts...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
From Dakar, The Voice of Women Against Youth Migration
The conference hall of the Le Meriden President, Dakar, Senegal venue of the third edition of the West Africa Women Association (WAWA) regional seminar on "Youth's Clandestine Migration in West Africa: The Voice of Women" was filled to capacity. To...
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Forum of African and Spanish Women Parliamentarians
FORUM OF AFRICAN AND SPANISH WOMEN PARLIAMENTARIANS In fulfilment of Commitment Three in the Declaration from the Third Meeting of African and Spanish Women for a Better World in Niamey in May 2008 resolving “as part of the Fourth Meeting of Women...