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Recent initiatives empowering women in Mali

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Recent initiatives empowering women in Mali

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Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa, has one of the world’s fastest growing populations. The country houses more than nine million women, yet the state of women’s health remains a critical issue. Women in Mali face significant challenges. A lack of awareness and respect for human rights, especially for women and children, continues to drive disparities in education, governance, economic independence, and security.

Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa, has one of the world’s fastest growing populations. The country houses more than nine million women, yet the state of women’s health remains a critical issue. Women in Mali face significant challenges. A lack of awareness and respect for human rights, especially for women and children, continues to drive disparities in education, governance, economic independence, and security.

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Surging sexual violence in Sudan’s war spurs call for accountability

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Surging sexual violence in Sudan’s war spurs call for accountability

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(NAIROBI) – Amidst Sudan’s ongoing conflict, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) has raised alarm over a surge in sexual violence cases targeting women and girls.

In a bid to amplify the plight of Sudanese civilians and address the war’s impact on women and their communities, SIHA is hosting a pan-African Feminist Peace Conference on November 22-23 in Nairobi.

(NAIROBI) – Amidst Sudan’s ongoing conflict, the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) has raised alarm over a surge in sexual violence cases targeting women and girls.

In a bid to amplify the plight of Sudanese civilians and address the war’s impact on women and their communities, SIHA is hosting a pan-African Feminist Peace Conference on November 22-23 in Nairobi.

Lack of ‘female perspective’ in No.10 led to women’s deaths during Covid, says former top UK civil servant

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November 3, 2023

Lack of ‘female perspective’ in No.10 led to women’s deaths during Covid, says former top UK civil servant

A lack of gender diversity among decisionmakers in the UK prime minister’s office meant that women were not adequately considered in pandemic-related policymaking, likely leading to preventable d

A lack of gender diversity among decisionmakers in the UK prime minister’s office meant that women were not adequately considered in pandemic-related policymaking, likely leading to preventable d

Women and civil society must play vital roles in Ukraine’s postwar recovery

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May 30, 2023

Women and civil society must play vital roles in Ukraine’s postwar recovery

When Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, Natalia Karbowska sprang into action.

When Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, Natalia Karbowska sprang into action.

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Meet the women trying to avoid a spending train wreck in Congress

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Meet the women trying to avoid a spending train wreck in Congress

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For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try.

WASHINGTON — Inside a grand committee room in the Capitol on a recent afternoon, Senator Patty Murray paused at the end of the 31-foot conference table to re-enact how, as a rank-and-file lawmaker years ago, she would have to stand up and wave to catch the attention of the men running negotiations from the center of the room.

For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try.

WASHINGTON — Inside a grand committee room in the Capitol on a recent afternoon, Senator Patty Murray paused at the end of the 31-foot conference table to re-enact how, as a rank-and-file lawmaker years ago, she would have to stand up and wave to catch the attention of the men running negotiations from the center of the room.

Crisis, gender role congruency, and perceptions of executive leadership

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January 23, 2023

Crisis, gender role congruency, and perceptions of executive leadership

At a time of pandemics, international economic downturns, and increasing environmental threats due to climate change, countries around the world are facing numerous crises.

At a time of pandemics, international economic downturns, and increasing environmental threats due to climate change, countries around the world are facing numerous crises.

Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?

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November 24, 2022

Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?

Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of

Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of