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  • Mauritius: Mauritius signs the COMESA Social Charter
    21 april 2015 14:41:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Gender Equality Minister Mrs Aurore Perraud on Tuesday signed the COMESA Social Charter that is meant to boost economic, social and cultural development whilst adopting a human rights-based approach where women have their rights to participate in all spheres of development.Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia increases gender parity in councils
    20 april 2015 16:34:52
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia's Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) said Monday it has made a deliberate policy to balance the gender proportion in decision making positions in local authorities in line with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on gender. Full text...

  • UN: 'Women’s empowerment key to end sexual violence in conflict'
    15 april 2015 20:17:54
    New York, US (PANA) - As the great moral issue of our time, sexual violence in conflict is used to terrorise, displace and subjugate victims, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy calls for renewed fight against sexual violence in conflict
    15 april 2015 09:12:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, has said those who use rape as a weapon of war are becoming increasingly brutal and ruthless.Full text...

  • UN: UN committee on women rights tasks Tanzania on discriminatory laws against widows
    01 april 2015 18:30:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Tanzania should take steps to revise or repeal laws, customs and practices that discriminate against women, a UN Committee said on Wednesday after considering the case of two widows who were prevented from inheriting their late husbands’ property and were left homeless. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: IMO launches second phase of MIDA-Women Programme in Somalia
    31 march 2015 21:42:29
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation has launched the “MIDA Women Somalia II” project.Full text...

  • Gambia: Popular activist, Aminata Manneh, missing
    22 march 2015 21:21:38
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Aminata Manneh, a coordinator of Thing Young Women (TYW), went missing since Tuesday, after she exposed a police officer beating a school girl in the streets, according to family sources. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges more rapid change for gender equality
    19 march 2015 18:25:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Lakshmi Puri has Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Niger to host first African Girls’ Summit on abolition of child marriage in Africa
    18 march 2015 16:42:34
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – A senior official of the African Union Commission (AUC) has welcomed the announcement by Niger that it plans to host the First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa in Niamey from 26 – 27 November 2015.Full text...

  • UN: UN official tasks women on gender equality issues for post-2015 development agenda
    14 march 2015 22:21:05
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Executive Director, has called on Full text...

  • UN: UN conference stresses role of women in building disaster resilience
    14 march 2015 18:42:42
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN official, governments and civil society representatives on Saturday highlighted the positive actions of women in planning and decision-making to make their communities safer before, during and after disasters strike. Full text...

  • UN: 'Society’s attitudes must change worldwide to stop gender-based violence'
    11 march 2015 22:28:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Participants taking part at a event on the fringes of the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on Wednesday underlined the importance of making cultural changes in societies to eradicate the scourge of gender-based violence, with particular focus on engaging men and boys in national efforts to tackle the problem.Full text...

  • UN: IPU says women's equal participation in decision making 'a must'
    11 march 2015 20:52:24
    New York, US PANA) - Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a UN partner organization, on Wednesday in New York, said women's equal participation in decision making in all sectors of society is a must. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges private sector to help close gender gap
    10 march 2015 22:41:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says although businesses were not part of the discussions at the historic Beijing Women’s Conference 20 years ago, it is now clear that achieving gender equality will require the concerted efforts of the private sector.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Chadian girl becomes first recipient of AfDB women's scholarship
    10 march 2015 20:53:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The African Development Bank’s Women’s Network (AfDBWN) has named a Chadian girl, Jeanne Dina Kitoko, 17, as the first recipient of its Women’s Scholarship Fund (WSF), according to a statement posted on the organization’s website on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: World must never relent until gender equality becomes reality, say delegates
    10 march 2015 19:22:13
    New York, US (PANA) - As the UN Commission on the Status of Women opened its 59th session at UN headquarters in New York, some delegates are calling for a revival of the "Spirit of Beijing" to tackle problems that have persisted since the adoption in 1995 of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on gender equality and women's empowerment. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges world to ‘step it up’ to ensure gender equality by 2030
    10 march 2015 09:07:36
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN has adopted a political declaration reaffirming commitment to the outcome of the historic 1995 Beijing women’s conference in China.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID, IDPs celebrate International Women’s Day
    09 march 2015 16:40:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Marking the International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, hundreds of women, men and children, internally-displaced persons, the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations took part in the festivities which began with a solidarity march through Fashir town, North Darfur state of Western Sudan.Full text...

  • US: US govt reaffirms commitment to achieving gender equality
    09 march 2015 07:48:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has reaffirmed its commitment to achieving gender Full text...

  • UN: ICC reaffirms commitment to end sexual, gender-based crimes
    08 march 2015 18:49:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday reaffirmed its Full text...

  • US: Obama stresses need for equality between men, women
    08 march 2015 18:40:29
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated American government's commitment to closing the gap between men and women, saying "the gap between women’s inherent value and how many of them are treated every day is one of the great injustices of our time." Full text...

  • UN: UN urges more action to achieve gender equality
    08 march 2015 17:18:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the International Women's Day on Sunday, senior UN officials Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS Chief salutes West African women on Int'l Women's Day celebrations
    08 march 2015 15:30:50
    Abuja, Ngeria (PANA) - Felicitating with what he called "the industrious and wonderful women of West Africa" on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, has pledged to continue to work towards making gender equality a reality in the region. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Violence against women, a major social problem in Senegal'
    08 march 2015 15:12:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A report by UN Women, published on the occasion of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fourth World Women Conference of Beijing, has revealed that violence against women and girls is a major social problem in Senegal.Full text...

  • UN: ILO says 'motherhood pay gap' shows progress on equality inadequate
    07 march 2015 17:19:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) says 20 years after governments pledged more equality for women at a global conference in Beijing, China, they continue to suffer widespread discrimination, more especially mothers.Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: ICRC calls for support, protection of women in conflict zones
    07 march 2015 17:09:39
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Crescent have called for more efforts to protect and support women and girls exposed to multiple forms of violence linked to the conflict in Syria and who badly need essential health services. Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges UN member states to step up on gender parity
    07 march 2015 05:54:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Executive Director, UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says the past 20 years has seen haltering progress on women’s rights issues and, in some areas, outright stagnation and regression.Full text...

  • UN: UN appeals for concerted efforts to address gender equality
    06 march 2015 22:58:02
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite great strides in the advancement of gender parity, women still lag behind men across an array of critical areas, from political representation and wage equality to education, the UN said on Friday as it kicks off its annual observance of International Women’s Day. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Network on environment launched
    06 march 2015 09:05:06
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - A network of ministers and women leaders on the environment has been launched in Cairo, Egypt, according to the communique of the African Ministers' Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Full text...

  • UN: 'Percentage of women in parliament worldwide doubled in 20 years'
    05 march 2015 21:25:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) says the percentage of women in the world who are members of parliament has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, but political action is needed to overcome the slow pace of progress to equality.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: UN Women, Caucus of Ivorian women MPs sign pact
    04 march 2015 13:18:49
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Representative of UN women Marie Goretti Nduwayo and the chairwoman of the caucus of Ivorian female parliamentarians Sarra Fadika-Sako have signed a partnership pact worth 60 million CFAF (US$100,000).Full text...

  • UN: UN chief says gender equality progressing slowly, uneven
    28 february 2015 18:29:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said important progress has been made regarding gender equality over the past two decades, but it has been slow and uneven, saying that more action is needed to redress the situation. Full text...

  • 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...

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