African Gender Awards (Femmes Africa Solidarité/FAS) -
  • Woman opens first Swazi-owned eye clinic
    17 march 2004 13:30:00
    Manzini- Swaziland (PANA) -- For 33-year-old female optometrist, Khangezile Mdluli, perseverance is the mother of success. Full text...

  • Eastern Cape women showcase South African dishes
    12 march 2004 08:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eastern Cape women are this weekend organising a food fair in the South African town of Port St Johns where guests from around the country would converge to celebrate the province's indigenous foods. Full text...

  • World Women's Day makes new impact for Libyan women
    10 march 2004 20:23:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The celebration of World Women's Day in Libya this year mobilised throngs at the official ceremony as well as during workshops and debates organised in Tripoli and in other cities. Full text...

  • Mme Konare in solidarity with Ethiopian women groups
    10 march 2004 10:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Women associations throughout Africa should be encouraged in their struggle to sustain life and as a mark of respect and solidarity, said Adame Ba Konare, wife of African Union (AU) Commission chairman Alpha Oumar Konare. Full text...

  • Nigerian AIDS campaigner, 3 others bag Reebok award
    09 march 2004 17:05:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Three women activists including a Nigerian HIV/AIDS campaigner, Yinka Jegede-Ekpe, have been named recipients of this year's Reebok Human Rights Award, for their efforts to ensure equality, justice, peace and development of women in the world. Full text...

  • UN, others harp on impact of HIV/AIDS on women
    09 march 2004 15:17:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- In just one decade women have moved from the margins of the HIV/AIDS pandemic to its very centre, a senior official from the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) said in New York at a seminar on the International Women's Day. Full text...

  • President Bouteflika pardons 242 female inmates
    08 march 2004 19:19:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika pardoned 242 women common law inmates in a goodwill gesture to mark the International Women's Day, official sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian women march for anti-domestic violence bill
    08 march 2004 19:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian women Monday marched on Accra streets against domestic violence and demanded the passing of a stalled Domestic Violence Bill. Full text...

  • 50,000 Cameroonian women marched in Yaounde Monday
    08 march 2004 19:11:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- At least 50,000 women participated in a parade organised Monday at Yaounde's 20 May Boulevard to mark the 19th international women's day. Full text...

  • Annan worried by HIV/AIDS spread among African women
    08 march 2004 18:35:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Monday expressed concern that more than half of adults living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa were women. Full text...

  • Pregnancy complications kill 6,000 Ugandans yearly
    08 march 2004 18:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Pregnancy-related complications kill 6,000 women, particularly young economically-productive teenagers annually, according to a United Nations-funded study, local medical practitioners and women activists. Full text...

  • SA official wants sexually traumatised women supported
    08 march 2004 15:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Gauteng provincial health official, Gwen Ramokgopa on Monday called for support to women who have been traumatised by sexual assault as the world observes International Women's Day. Full text...

  • Kenya gets new law on gender development goals
    08 march 2004 15:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has enacted a new legislation to strengthen the machinery for the implementation of gender and development goals, Gender, Sports and Culture Minister Najib Balala said in Nairobi Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to empower women for safer sex
    08 march 2004 15:07:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's policy on HIV/AIDS seeks to empower women, youth and other vulnerable groups to protect themselves against the disease and to negotiate for safer sex, the national HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO) chief, Nigatu Mereke said here Monday. Full text...

  • Samba urges integration of women in national, global economy
    08 march 2004 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- As the world marks the International Women's Day, Ebrahim Samba, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Monday called on leaders and other stakeholders to create the conditions that facilitate the integration of women in national and global economy. Full text...

  • Mauritanian households headed by women are poorer
    08 march 2004 14:05:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Women-headed households in Mauritania are poorer than those under the aegis of men, says a publication by the Mauritanian Centre for Political Analysis (CMAP). Full text...

  • UN Habitat trains Somali women in good governance
    08 march 2004 12:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Conflict resolution and peace remains the greatest challenge facing Somalia, women delegates from the country affirmed at the close of a three-week trainer's workshop organised in Nakuru, Kenya by UN Habitat under the Somalia Good Local Governance and Leadership Training Programme. Full text...

  • Woman races for Algerian presidency
    08 march 2004 11:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- In an unprecedented move, a woman Louisa Hanoune declared her candidature for the presidential election in Algeria, where the family code still considers women as minors. Full text...

  • Judge bemoans violence on Swazi women
    08 march 2004 11:15:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- At the launch of a book on domestic violence, 'Multiple Jeopardy' published by the Swaziland Chapter of Women and Law in Southern Africa, Judge Thomas Masuku urged the nation to mobilise against the scourge. Full text...

  • WFP puts women at centre of food security
    08 march 2004 09:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a bid to give women a major stake in the global drive for food sufficiency, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking this year's International Women's Day with the theme "Putting women at the centre of food security". Full text...

  • Malians gear up for international women's day
    07 march 2004 09:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Cultural events, debates and exhibition sales of wares made by Malian women will be held in several parts of Mali Monday to mark the international women's day on the theme "Women and business, the stakes, challenges and opportunities". Full text...

  • Mauritania unveils International Women's Day activities
    06 march 2004 11:54:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian First Lady Aicha Mint Ahmed Ould Tolba Friday kicked off activities marking the International Women's Day being celebrated March 8. Full text...

  • ILO: Women still suffer job inequality, poverty
    05 march 2004 14:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Although women are entering the global labour force in record numbers, they still face higher unemployment rates and lower wages, a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) has revealed. Full text...

  • Fighting violence against women in South Africa
    05 march 2004 13:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a national call to action, to coincide with International Women's Day next Monday, the South African government, the government of Denmark and the United Nations (UN) will meet to strengthen their partnership to fight Violence Against Women and Children. Full text...

  • Ethiopian teens discuss education of girls
    04 march 2004 19:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Teenagers Forum held its fourth meeting here Thursday, with discussions centring on the education of the girl child. Full text...

  • Campaign urges continued education for pregnant girls
    03 march 2004 20:28:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Education for All advocates urged here Wednesday for pregnant pupils to be allowed to continue in school. Full text...

  • Ethiopia pays attention to women empowerment
    03 march 2004 14:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Empowering women in industrial production will be the focus of this year's International Women's Day celebrations in Ethiopia, a senior official in the trade and industry ministry said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • SA cellular company launches second girl child project
    02 march 2004 12:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Cell C, a South African cellular operator, Tuesday launched the second national annual "take a girl child to work" project aimed at exposing the country's girl children to what goes on in corporate and government institutions. Full text...

  • The plight of Tanzanian women living with HIV/AIDS
    02 march 2004 11:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Married Tanzanian women living with HIV/AIDS are more likely to be deserted by their spouses and family members than their male partners once the incurable infection comes into the open, indicates a new study on gender-based violence. Full text...

  • Kenyan women in fear over trousers
    26 february 2004 10:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A rumour that women would not be allowed to wear trousers and other "skimpy" dresses in the country by the end of February, is raising eyebrows across Kenya. Full text...

  • Kenya First Lady fights gender violence
    25 february 2004 09:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- First Lady Lucy Kibaki expressed the need Wednesday for society to address the root causes of gender violence, urging long-term community-based strategies to stem violence against Kenyan girls and women. Full text...

  • Women Ministers call for gender policy in ECOWAS
    21 february 2004 16:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ministers responsible for Women Affairs in ECOWAS Member States have recommended the adoption of a regional gender policy to accelerate the integration of women in national development and address their development needs. Full text...

  • Women Ministers, MPs form Network in DR Congo
    20 february 2004 22:59:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo women cabinet Ministers and MPs have formed a group to promote the interest of women, following a workshop attended by Vice-President Azarias Ruberwa. Full text...

  • UNFPA: African societies underplay women's legal status
    18 february 2004 09:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though African cultures have always recognised the importance of women and their contribution to sustainable family life, ironically, it is extremely difficult to define the legal status of women in many societies, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid said here. Full text...

  • Zambian journalists end gender workshop
    16 february 2004 14:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian journalists have benefited a workshop on gender and newspaper reporting, with emphasis on gender violence and sexual harassment as related to poverty and rural development. Full text...

  • UNDP promotes gender mainstreaming in Africa
    15 february 2004 12:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Women from sub-Saharan Africa started meeting here Sunday in a three-day workshop organised by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a comprehensive strategy for promoting the role of women in the development process in Africa. Full text...

  • AI Gambia joins campaign on violence against women
    15 february 2004 09:51:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) Gambia organised a workshop here Saturday to mobilise stakeholders in view of a 12-month national campaign on violence against women, to be launched on 8 March. Full text...

  • FAS opens peace and development centre in Dakar
    13 february 2004 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Geneva-based NGO "Femmes Africa Solidarité" (Africa Women Solidarity) (FAS) has signed a headquarters agreement with the Senegalese government to have its Women's Centre for Peace and Development based in Dakar. Full text...

  • UNDP keen on empowerment of women in Africa
    13 february 2004 19:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- More than 100 representatives from 22 sub-Saharan African countries will attend a three-day workshop organised by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Sunday in Johannesburg to discuss strategies for promoting women's role in the development process in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya women lobby for decision-making positions
    11 february 2004 11:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) has embarked on a countrywide civic education programme to increase the number of women in decision- making positions. Full text...

  • UNFPA official warns against early marriages in Ethiopia
    09 february 2004 17:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Although Ethiopia has set 18 years as the legal age of marriage for girls, 60 percent of marriages in the country still involve girls below that age, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative Monique Rakotomalala has said. Full text...

  • Niger authorities press on with campaign against FGM
    06 february 2004 20:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Social Development minister Abdoulwahid Halimatou Ousseini called Friday for a stepping up of the mobilisation against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Niger. Full text...

  • Africa marks day of zero tolerance to FGM
    05 february 2004 14:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Eight years to go no African girl should face the threat of undergoing genital mutilation, one of the harmful traditional practices the continent has set on the elimination path. Full text...

  • Uganda faces court action for neglecting children
    03 february 2004 15:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's National Human Rights Tribunal will on Friday hear the case of a cabinet minister accused of neglecting his children born out of wedlock. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau women press for greater national roles
    30 january 2004 14:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Women in the West African nation of Guinea Bissau are charting a plan of action "to sensitise the political leadership" on the role of women in national development. Full text...

  • DR Congo prepares 30% government posts for women
    29 january 2004 12:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo government has asked the local chapter of the Network of African Women Ministers and Parliamentarians to provide a listing of female nominees to fill 30 percent of the positions in public institutions. Full text...

  • Woman heads Guinea Bissau Supreme Court
    27 january 2004 10:08:00
    Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Judge Maria do Ceu Monteiro was Monday elected President of the Supreme Court in Guinea Bissau by her peers, scooping six out of seven votes. Full text...

  • WAWA works for development in Senegal
    23 january 2004 22:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese chapter of the West African Women's Association (WAWA) is set to implement a 2004- 2006 action plan beginning March, to contribute to development in Senegal and Africa at large, secretary-general Khady Fall Tall told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Official says 60% of Gambian women live in absolute poverty
    23 january 2004 19:14:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Vice-President Isatou Njie-Saidy, Friday lamented that 60% of the country's women were living under absolute poverty. Full text...

  • Nouakchott market women get Internet centre
    23 january 2004 16:54:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania Thursday took a giant step in advancing the new information and communication technologies locally with the opening of an Internet centre for women in a Nouakchott market. Full text...

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