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  • Tanzania: Development of ECOWAS policy on women and energy kicks off
    25 february 2015 16:43:07
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is spearheading the development of a policy that will help address barriers hindering the participation of women in energy access in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region, the Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire-based finance house said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Women’s rights to be reviewed in Gabon
    13 february 2015 20:39:28
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The UN committee for eradication of discrimination against women (CEDEF) will on 17 Feb. examine the situation of human rights in Gabon, according to a statement from the UN High Commission for Human Rights. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Switzerland grants Burkina Faso 940m CFAF for gender programme
    13 february 2015 14:48:35
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The Swiss government has given 944 million CFAF to Burkina Faso to enable the African country finance its action plan for a national gender programme, said the Burkinabe ministry of Female promotion. Full text...

  • UN: UN tasks health workers on eliminating female genital mutilation
    06 february 2015 20:52:44
    New York, US (PANA) - On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, marked every year on 6 February, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on health workers around the world to eliminate a "deeply harmful" practice. Full text...

  • Gambia: EU, UN call for end to FGM
    06 february 2015 20:32:05
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The United Nations resident coordinator in Gambia, Ms Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje and European Union Chargée d'Affaires, Ms Agnès Guillaud, have called on the world to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Full text...

  • Gambia: International media campaign to end FGM launched in Gambia
    02 february 2015 08:34:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The global media campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by the British newspaper, The Guardian, was launched in The Gambia on Sunday, in collaboration with UNFPA The Gambia, as well as NGOs Think Young Women (TYW) and Save Hand for Girls (SHFG). Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'African women have potentials to transform continent'
    31 january 2015 19:09:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG), Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, has expressed confidence that if given the necessary support, African women have all it takes to serve as agents of change for the continent’s growth. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Dlamini Zuma tells AU leaders to up gender equality, women empowerment
    30 january 2015 15:14:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In marking 2015 as the year of women's empowerment and development, Africa should take its continental programme of gender equality and women's empowerment to a higher level, African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma told the AU leaders gathered in Addis Ababa for their 24th Ordinary Summit.Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Rate of teenage pregnancy drops in Cape Verde
    27 january 2015 18:54:18
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Teenage pregnancy in Cape Verde has dropped from 23.9% in 2011 to 20.1% in 2013, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Women launches next phase in "HeForShe" campaign
    23 january 2015 22:17:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Women, the UN entity dedicated to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, unveiled a new initiative to galvanize the support of global leaders to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls around the world.Full text...

  • Senegal: UN urges ECOWAS to adopt strategies on gender equality
    16 january 2015 20:23:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A senior official of the United Nations has called on member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and their international partners to adopt efficient preventive measures against the challenges linked to gender inequality in the sub-region.Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges men, boys to promote gender equality
    15 january 2015 19:21:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa on Thursday stressed the Full text...

  • Congo: 4 women filmmakers win prizes at Brazzaville Tazama Festival
    15 january 2015 14:44:51
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Four women filmmakers have won prizes at the second of the Tazama Festival for African women Filmmakers, held from 6 to 12 January in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS commended for gender equality initiatives
    14 january 2015 10:53:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal’s Minister of Women, Family and Child Protection Mariama Sarr has commended the ECOWAS Commission for its initiatives in the promotion of gender equality and sustainable development within the region, an ECOWAS Commission statement made available to PANA Wednesday said. Full text...

  • Gender: ILO study says more women needed at top management positions in Africa
    12 january 2015 19:27:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Despite some concrete affirmative action measures, African women are still under-represented in top decision-making roles in the continent, according to tes a new study by the ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorians set up National Equity and Gender Commission
    18 december 2014 12:43:09
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) – A National Equity and Gender Commission (ONEG) has been established in Côte d'Ivoire, tasked to monitor, evaluate and make proposals in line with the promotion of gender equality.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to punish peacekeepers involved in sexual violence
    17 december 2014 15:18:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has launched a bid to effectively protect women in conflict zones by proposing a series of strict measures to punish sexual offenders. Full text...

  • UN: ICC launches policy on sexual gender-based crimes
    09 december 2014 19:07:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda has launched a Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, stressing the need to end impunity for such egregious crimes. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert calls for legally binding global standard to end violence against women
    03 december 2014 22:50:11
    New York, US (PANA) - More than half-way through an international campaign to end violence against women, a top UN expert on the issue is calling for a binding international legal standard that holds UN member states accountable in fighting this widespread human rights violation.Full text...

  • Kenya: Govt launches gender policy, 16 days of activism against violence in Kenya
    26 november 2014 17:27:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a new plan Wednesday to battle gender inequalities by promoting women’s rights to key government services and protection from harm. Full text...

  • UN: UN stresses need to end violence against women globally
    25 november 2014 20:18:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that destroys lives, fractures communities and holds back development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said as the UN on Tuesday marked the International Day to End Violence against Women. Full text...

  • Tanzania:Violence against women is an affront to human dignity (Viewpoint By Donald Kaberuka, President, Africa Development Bank)
    25 november 2014 07:55:49
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Idah Chilufya is a cross-border trader in the Great Lakes region. She is a fifty-year-old widow with four children. Full text...

  • UN: UN kicks up campaign to end violence against women
    24 november 2014 20:23:56
    New York, US (PANA) - On Monday night, for the first time ever, both the iconic Empire State building and UN headquarters in New York will be bathed in orange light in celebration of UN-Women’s "Orange YOUR Neighbourhood" campaign ahead of the International Day to End Violence Against Women. Full text...

  • UN: UN/AU mission in Darfur promotes role of women in peace processes
    23 november 2014 15:41:26
    New York, US (PANA) - As it continues its investigations into the mass rape of 200 women and Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ministers discuss Beijing 20 amid five-fold rise in gender violence
    19 november 2014 15:10:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African ministers of gender met here Wednesday to review the progress in achieving the broad goals set in 1995 in Beijing to improve the welfare of women, amid a surprising rise in gender violence against women.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Women decry marginal gains in economic empowerment since Beijing
    17 november 2014 14:43:53
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - At a meeting to review two decades of progress since the launch of the Beijing Plan of Action, women have decried the marginal gains in ensuring equal participation of women in economic activity. Full text...

  • UN: Countries urged to eliminate harmful practices on women and girls
    05 november 2014 19:11:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Governments around the world are being urged by two UN human rights committees to prevent and eliminate harmful practices inflicted on women and girls, a UN statement said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR welcomes new General Recommendation on refugee, stateless women
    05 november 2014 16:39:28
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency has welcomed a new set of international guidelines, adopted Wednesday by the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, calling for countries to adopt a more gender-sensitive approach to dealing with women refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless people in order to take account of the abuses they frequently suffer. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council reaffirms importance of women to global peace, security
    28 october 2014 21:33:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday stressed the need for the international community to fully endorse women’s empowerment and gender equality in ensuring global peace, security and development. Full text...

  • UN: UN spotlights rural women as 'force' to drive global progress
    15 october 2014 14:18:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN says rural women are key agents for achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN: Hundreds of parliamentarians to address violence against women
    13 october 2014 15:16:28
    New York, US (PANA) - More than 700 members of parliament from around the world are expected to discuss how they can address violence against women and girls at the UN office in Geneva this week. Full text...

  • UN: 'Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence'
    12 october 2014 21:24:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Almost one quarter of girls, aged between 15 and 19 worldwide, are victims of some form of physical violence, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • DR Congo: Minister sees wide gap in education of girls, boys in DRC
    12 october 2014 15:04:34
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Uneducated young girls by far outnumber young boys to the ratio of 7 to 1 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gender, Family and Children's Affairs Minister Geneviève Inagosi said Saturday as the country marked the International Day of the Girl Child. Full text...

  • Congo: Minister urges promotion of girls’ education in Congo
    12 october 2014 10:31:21
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Congo's Minister for Women Promotion and Integration in Development, Catherine Embondza Lipiti has appealed to different stakeholders in the country to promote and protect the rights of girls, particularly with regard to education.Full text...

  • Tanzania: International NGOs urge investment in adolescent girls' rights
    11 october 2014 12:12:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - World leaders entering the next round of negotiations on the post-2015 agenda have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the lives of adolescent girls, and in turn, the world, according to a Girl Declaration Joint Advocacy Group statement issued on Saturday by international non-governmental organisations to mark this year's International Day of the Girl Child.Full text...

  • Tanzania: Equality Now renews call for Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls rescue
    10 october 2014 14:54:14
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - On the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed 11 October, a global movement advocating for girls' and women's rights, Equality Now, has renewed the 'BringBackOurGirls' call for the rescue of 219 schoolgirls abducted six months ago by Boko Haram insurgents from a dormitory in Chibok, northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Gambia: 'Ending FGM is incredibly urgent'
    09 october 2014 07:24:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Coordinator of the Girl Generation of United Kingdom and Kenya Keli Kpognon has said it is ''incredibly urgent'' for the world to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Full text...

  • Tunisia: 'Most Tunisian women are on contraceptives'
    27 september 2014 12:53:28
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The rate of Tunisian women using contraceptives and involved in family planning is estimated at 62.5% of the female population in the north African country, says the managing director of the Tunisian national family and population office, Ridha Alkâata. Full text...

  • US: UN launches global gender solidarity campaign
    21 september 2014 16:17:38
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson have launched a global gender movement, with strong calls on men and boys worldwide to raise their voices for gender equality today and women's empowerment.Full text...

  • US: Women leaders gather in Washington DC to promote peace, security
    09 september 2014 08:40:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Women leaders from government ministries, security sectors and civil society organisations have begun a 19-day programme in Washington, DC, US, to explore how women can advocate for peace, promote stability and improve security conditions in their communities, a US State Department statement said.Full text...

  • UN: Officias highlight women's role in peacebuilding
    03 september 2014 22:40:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, says women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the negotiating table to participate in all steps of post-conflict reconciliation and recovery processes. Full text...

  • Gambia: UNFPA supports Gambia to eliminate harmful traditional practices
    21 august 2014 20:40:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Gambia government, is assisting the West African state to eliminate harmful traditional practices.Full text...

  • Burundi: CIRGL secures US$3 million from IDA to fight gender-based sexual violence
    08 august 2014 16:00:08
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The executive board of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) announced Friday that it has secured 1.95 million Special Drawing Rights, equivalent to US$ 3 million, from the International Development Association (IDA) for implementation of a regional emergency project to fight against gender-based sexual violence (SGBV). Full text...

  • Rwanda: WB gives US$107 million to end gender-based violence in Great Lakes
    06 august 2014 22:43:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The World Bank has allocated US$107 million to support three countries of the Great Lakes region in their efforts to end violence against women, an official source said on Wednesday in Kigali.Full text...

  • US: US announces new assistance to advance gender equality in Africa
    04 august 2014 22:06:50
    Washington DC, US (PANA) - The US on Monday announced new assistance to advance gender equality in Africa, saying that long-term development will only be possible when women and men enjoy equal opportunity to rise to their full potential. Full text...

  • Congo: Congolese women urged to show interest in sciences, ICT
    01 august 2014 11:22:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese Women Promotion and Integration Development Minister, Catherine Embondza Lipiti, on Thursday called on Congolese women and girls to show more interest in science education and new technologies to enable them contribute to the African renaissance, PANA reported from the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UN: 'New data shows need for urgent action to end FMG, child marriage'
    22 july 2014 18:16:12
    New York, US (PANA) - New data released on Tuesday by UNICEF shows the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage, two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia records drastic FGM decline, vows full elimination by 2025
    22 july 2014 15:15:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The number of Ethiopian girls undergoing the retrogressive cultural practice of female circumcision and early marriages has dropped by half and authorities hope to completely diminish the trend within 10 years, senior government officials said in London on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mali: Govt. launches new policy to protect children
    21 july 2014 16:36:01
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government will launch a national policy for the promotion and protection of children in Mali under its five-year (2015-2019) action plan which implementation will cost 27.812 billion CFA francs, PANA learnt Monday from the Malian ministry in charge of children. Full text...

  • Mauritius: 'There are more women than men in Mauritius'
    21 july 2014 15:55:15
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Statistics Mauritius on Monday indicated that out of a total population of 1,258,653, there were 635,792 women against 622,861 men -- 98 men for every 100 women in 2013 in Mauritius. Full text...

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