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  • US: 'EmPOWER' girls before, during and after crises, UN says
    11 october 2017 21:57:44
    New York, US (PANA) – The world's 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls face before, during, and after crises. Full text...

  • US: HRW says child marriage, limited education access are key barriers to girls' rights
    11 october 2017 06:57:43
    New York, US (PANA) – Child marriage and a lack of access to quality education are major barriers to progress for girls across the globe, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, on the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. Full text...

  • US: IMF reiterates commitment to gender equality in workplace
    04 october 2017 10:22:09
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has received the level of certification of Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), which recognises the Fund’s commitment to and progress in monitoring, benchmarking, and achieving workplace gender equality. Full text...

  • US: EU, UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence
    20 september 2017 22:57:36
    New York, US (PANA) – The European Union and the United Nations on Wednesday launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe. Full text...

  • UN: Guterres hails transformative power of women’s economic empowerment
    20 september 2017 06:51:53
    New York, US (PANA) – Extolling the benefits of women’s economic empowerment, both for economies as well as societies as a whole, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions and others to take measures to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the economy. Full text...

  • US: World leaders pledge to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse
    19 september 2017 06:15:16
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world to stand in solidarity to condemn sexual exploitation and abuse as he detailed the key initiatives at the heart of his victim-centred approach to address the scourge across the UN system. Full text...

  • US: UN, partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work
    19 september 2017 05:50:14
    New York, US (PANA) – Striving to raise women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched on Monday on the eve of the General Assembly debate. Full text...

  • US: Global leaders urged to help eliminate sexual exploitation, abuse
    18 september 2017 05:47:20
    New York, US (PANA) – Ahead of a high-level United Nations meeting on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Organization's Special Coordinator on the issue is urging global leaders to join the “Circle of Leadership,” lend the political weight of their offices, and act – both at the national and international levels – to eradicate the scourge. Full text...

  • US: UN Women launches forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women, girls in tech
    15 september 2017 05:42:06
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with partners from the private sector, the academia and non-governmental organizations to make innovation and technology work better for young women and girls around the world. Full text...

  • US: Investing in women key sustainable peace in DR Congo, Nigeria – UN deputy chief
    10 august 2017 19:09:22
    New York, US (PANA) - Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Minister calls for harsher prison sentences for perpetrators of violence against women
    09 august 2017 14:02:59
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, on Wednesday called for harsher prison sentences for perpetrators of violence against women, saying that they should also not be considered for parole after serving their sentences. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EU injects Euros 600,000 to counter child marriage, FGM in Tanzania
    01 august 2017 19:39:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The European Union Delegation in Tanzania on Tuesday launched a Euros 600,000 (equivalent to 1,400,000,000 Tanzania shillings) three-year project (2017 – 2020) to counter child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the East African country. Full text...

  • Tanzania: WB, SVRI call for proposals for innovations to prevent gender-based violence
    01 august 2017 17:56:25
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) -The World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) on Tuesday announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing gender-based violence. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Landmark' new law protects Tunisian women from rape, domestic violence
    28 july 2017 16:02:23
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A new law passed on Thursday in Tunisia to crack down on violence against women has been hailed as a “landmark” of progress by human rights groups. Full text...

  • DRC: UN deputy chief vows to ensure displaced women return home in dignity
    28 july 2017 05:45:11
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The United Nations deputy chief, Amina Mohammed, wrapped up her visit to two African countries - Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) - where on Thursday she stressed the importance of women's participation in peace, security and development processes. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Rights group hails Tunisia's new law on violence against women
    27 july 2017 09:18:39
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Human Rights Watch has hailed the law on violence against women, including domestic violence, approved by the Tunisian parliament on Wednesday as a "landmark step for women’s rights". Full text...

  • DRC: Peace is 'bedrock' for women's dev't, human rights, says UN deputy chief
    26 july 2017 06:47:46
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (UN-AU) mission to Africa, which on Tuesday visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Gambia: Gender activist calls for better policies, job creation in Gambia
    19 july 2017 16:37:29
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Gambian gender activist has urged the new government of President Adama Barrow to change the bad policies of ex-president Yahya Jammeh and expand the economy to promote employment and development, especially for the youth. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU Commission chief calls for end to dehumanizing treatment of women
    01 july 2017 11:19:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for an end to the mistreatment of women caught up in conflict in Somalia, South Sudan and the Lake Chad Basin through the acceleration of the continental efforts to silence the guns by 2020. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU gender Summit proposes economic empowerment measures
    30 june 2017 08:24:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union (AU) High-Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment has proposed measures to empower women and the youth economically through enhanced access to government contracts, equal employment chances and bank credit. Full text...

  • France: UNESCO to launch conferences on power of persuasion
    30 june 2017 06:26:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - Determined to fulfill its mission through advocacy for peace and development and through the soft power of persuasion, UNESCO is organizing a series of thematic conferences within the framework of “UNESCO’s Soft Power Today”. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ghanaian President appointed the AU Special Envoy for gender
    30 june 2017 06:08:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed to take an appointment of the African Union (AU) Chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to lead a gender empowerment campaign across Africa, a highlight to the intense efforts to empower the youth. Full text...

  • US: UN says widows' rights to independent life, livelihood must be ensured
    24 june 2017 05:54:26
    New York, US (PANA) – Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Chadian named AfDB's Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society
    20 june 2017 08:50:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB0 announces the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as its Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1 July, 2017. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN
    15 june 2017 03:14:32
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly US$5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new report released on Wednesday by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has revealed. Full text...

  • Botswana: NGOs step up anti-women abuse campaign in Botswana
    25 may 2017 09:32:37
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s civil society has announced plans to intensify public education against women abuse. Full text...

  • India: Spouses of AfDB workers donate cash to Ahmedabad orphanage
    25 may 2017 05:21:48
    Ahmedabad, India (PANA) - Spouses of workers with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday made a cash donation to the Mahipatram Rupram Ashram, one of the largest and oldest orphanages in India. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU joins international pact combating violence against women
    11 may 2017 09:51:52
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union on Thursday confirmed its commitment to combating violence against women within its territory and globally. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'Gambian women played key role in forcing Jammeh out of office' - President Barrow
    05 may 2017 12:53:27
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has said despite being perceived as powerful and the "personality cult" built around the former President Yahya Jammeh, he was forced out of office because "the people came together and the women took a strong stand during the process." Full text...

  • Botswana: Botswana signs new SADC gender protocol
    27 april 2017 15:45:31
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has signed the revised Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on gender and development. Full text...

  • Gambia: Gambian president urged to consider gender sensitivity in governance
    11 april 2017 11:10:59
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Executive Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, Mrs. Hannah Foster, has called on Gambian president Adama Barrow to consider more gender sensitivity in governance. Full text...

  • UN: UN Commission agrees roadmap to women’s economic empowerment
    25 march 2017 14:06:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Friday agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: UN disability rights committee opens with a call on gender issues
    20 march 2017 21:44:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues. Full text...

  • UN: UN deputy chief tasks govts on women's empowerment policies
    19 march 2017 17:36:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has urged governments to implement policies and programmes that will enhance women's empowerment and gender equality, in order to achieve sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief urges gender parity rooted in women's empowerment
    18 march 2017 19:01:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Gender parity at political, cultural, economic and social level is a "central objective" and must be based on women's empowerment, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN: 'Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace'
    16 march 2017 21:12:46
    New York, US (PANA) - Tolerating violence against women in the workplace will have a huge cost to employers, including lost productivity, legal expenses, high turnover, sick leaves and harm to corporate reputation, panellists on Thursday said at a UN-hosted discussion in New York. Full text...

  • Zambia: NGOs urge President Lungu to discipline senior advisor Kaizar Zulu
    16 march 2017 15:27:06
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Non-Governmental Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has joined hands with those demanding that Zambian President Edgar Lungu takes action against his Political Advisor, Kaizar Zulu, who reportedly attacked a female police officer after a scuffle with Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials during the CAF Under-20 AFCON final match at the Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN reports slow women's political parity
    15 march 2017 21:43:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Women’s voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN agency tasked with supporting gender equality (UN Women) said on Wednesday at the launch of a visual representation of women’s political empowerment. Full text...

  • UN: UN launches network to end global gender pay gap
    14 march 2017 20:03:21
    New York, US (PANA) - With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the UN has launched a high-profile network to call for equal pay for work of equal value. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials urge more men to stand up for women's empowerment
    14 march 2017 06:56:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the need for more men to support women's aspirations for leadership and to also stand up for gender equality and women empowerment. Full text...

  • Libya: Martin Kobler pays tribute to Libyan women
    09 march 2017 12:55:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – As part of celebrations in Libya marking the international women’s day, Mr. Martin Kobler, the special representative of the UN Secretary General and chief of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), says Libyan women showed a lot of courage in playing key roles in the 2011 revolution in their country. Full text...

  • Gambia: Empowerment of women, a major priority - says GAMCOTRAP
    08 march 2017 19:05:21
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The empowerment of women has long been a major priority for women rights group, Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP), Banjul area Head office, according to May Small, the acting executive director of the organization. Full text...

  • US: UN calls for women's full participation in labour force
    08 march 2017 13:43:55
    New York, US (PANA) - As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations on Wednesday marked International Women's Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality in the work place. Full text...

  • Italy: UN agencies say empowerment of rural women is fundamental for achieving 2030 Agenda
    08 march 2017 13:38:36
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies on Wednesday marked the International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger. Full text...

  • UN: UN, AU launch report on women's struggle for human rights in Africa
    07 march 2017 19:42:20
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights office on Tuesday launched a joint report with the African Union (AU) and UN Women detailing the progress and challenges to women’s struggle for human rights in Africa. Full text...

  • Tanzania: African human rights court achieves gender parity
    06 march 2017 19:45:14
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Two new judges were sworn in on Monday at the Arusha, Tanzania-based African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, bringing the number of female judges to five at the continental court. Full text...

  • UN: UN-backed narcotics control body urges gender-sensitive drug policies
    02 march 2017 19:23:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing a significant rise over the past year in the number of women dying from drug overdoses globally, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which monitors governments’ compliance with the UN international drug control treaties, on Thursday called for the implementation of gender-sensitive drug policies and programmes. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Threats to women's rights put fight against poverty at risk - Oxfam
    02 march 2017 10:23:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Women across the globe are facing new threats which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, Oxfam warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius to introduce bill geared at fostering gender equality
    28 february 2017 11:02:08
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Minister Mrs Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo on Tuesday said a Gender Equality Bill will soon be introduced in Parliament aimed at promoting gender equality, help women realise their full potential and ensure their rightful place in society. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO underlines need for more women in engineering, computer science
    10 february 2017 19:10:12
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN report on Friday stressed the need for more women engineers and computer programmers to boost their participation in engineering and computer science around the world. Full text...

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