African Gender Awards (Femmes Africa Solidarité/FAS) -
  • Family democracy is root of Egyptian democracy - Women
    17 march 2002 12:04:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Democracy in Egypt will take root the day Egyptians start upholding democratic practices in the family, Farkhonda Hassan, secretary-general of the National Council for Women, has said. Full text...

  • Battered Uganda's Vice President sent away husband
    16 march 2002 15:09:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's Vice President Dr. Full text...

  • Zambian women enter male-dominated mining section
    16 march 2002 12:22:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Seven Zambian women miners have successfully won jobs as heavy-duty drivers at the Nchanga open pit, which was previously reserved for men. Full text...

  • Austria aids East Africa to rehabilitate child prostitutes
    15 march 2002 12:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is one of four Anglophone countries picked by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to implement its good practice interventions to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children, officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Norway supports girl-child education in Africa
    12 march 2002 18:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Norwegian government was actively engaged in supporting programmes for girl-child education in Africa through on-going programmes it funded for UNICEF to implement. Full text...

  • President Bongo urges Gabonese women to form associations
    11 march 2002 20:47:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- President Omar Bongo has urged women in Gabon to form organisations through which they can collectively enhance their status and well-being. Full text...

  • WFP stresses women's role in fight against hunger
    11 march 2002 17:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- On the occasion of International Women's Day commemorated at the weekend, outgoing World Food Programme (WFP) executive director Catherine Bertini reiterated the crucial role women stand to play in the global fight against hunger. Full text...

  • Ugandan women activists decry domestic violence
    11 march 2002 13:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan women activists have blamed cultural and traditional inequalities for the escalating domestic violence in the country. Full text...

  • Guinean female activist against early marriages
    11 march 2002 10:21:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean female computer expert, Barry Nancy Ba, has condemned early marriage still practised by her Peul ethnic group. Full text...

  • Senegalese women decry no access to bank loans
    10 march 2002 18:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Minister for Trade, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Aïcha Agne Pouye, has deplored the difficulties women encounter in obtaining bank loans in the country "Women have no access to bank credit because the financial institutions require them to provide guarantees which they cannot afford. Full text...

  • Female taxi driver in Algiers speaks
    10 march 2002 17:52:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- This Algerian woman, Djamila, 36, known as "Jimmy", has been a taxi driver in Algiers for the past five years. Full text...

  • Group savings scheme flourishes among Cameroonian women
    09 march 2002 20:35:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Olive, in her thirties, is a single-parent teacher in one of Yaounde's High Schools. Full text...

  • France to move against forced marriages among immigrants
    09 march 2002 19:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Disturbed by reports of forced marriages, mainly within the immigrant Maghreb and African communities, the French ministry of National Education hinted on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day that it was embarking on a sensitisation campaign against the practice. Full text...

  • Algerian activist wants women in decision-making positions
    09 march 2002 19:37:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- As the world marked the International Women's Day, Badra Amamra, a former freedom fighter and first woman to be elected into the Political Bureau of Algeria's National Liberation Front (FLN), has renewed her determination to improve the lot of women in the male-dominated society. Full text...

  • Cultural dimension crucial in war against HIV/AIDS
    09 march 2002 18:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The inclusion of cultural considerations in strategies at containing the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially social biases against women, is crucial if the war against the pandemic is to be won. Full text...

  • Meet Siti Rahou, Algeria's first female football referee
    09 march 2002 18:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Siti Rahou, 28, who is Algeria's first female football referee having played in the country's first female team, is a role model in her career. Full text...

  • Labour Confederation urges protection of Togolese women
    09 march 2002 16:44:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Workers Unions' Confederation organised a function Friday in Lome, to sensitise women in the country on their rights and protection. Full text...

  • Kenyan women want maternity protection laws ratified
    09 march 2002 14:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan women are advocating for a speedy enactment of a new maternity protection law by parliament in order to protect women from discriminatory practices in the workplace. Full text...

  • Culture is obstacle to women's development - Professor
    09 march 2002 13:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Culture can be an obstacle to the development of women, Adelaide Fassinou Allagbada, French professor at the University Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, said Friday. Full text...

  • UNESCO launches HIV/AIDS media website
    09 march 2002 12:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Education Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in conjunction with media women groups representatives from the east African region, Friday launched a website that would act as a data base and anchor reports on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • First lady leads 40,000 Women's Day marchers in Cameroon
    08 march 2002 22:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's first lady Chantal Biya Friday celebrated International Women's Day ahead of a 40,000-strong group of marchers in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital. Full text...

  • Women's Day spotlights plight of Egyptian women
    08 march 2002 22:41:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- On the occasion of International Women's Day, Amnesty International volunteer Wafa Attia Friday noted that rural women and others of poor descent in Egypt were yet to be sensitised to raise their voices and have a real say in society. Full text...

  • Poverty, AIDS top Tanzania's concerns on Women's Day
    08 march 2002 21:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Access to medication and increased funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention measures dominated this year's commemoration of International Women's Day in Tanzania on Friday. Full text...

  • Paris to host exhibition on Women in War situations
    08 march 2002 21:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A Committee of French NGOs, is organising an exhibition next week in Paris on "Women in War," an official of the Committee said Friday. Full text...

  • Preparing a common law against forced marriages in Africa
    08 march 2002 21:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French government has just concluded consultations with its counterparts in French-speaking Africa for the institution of a "framework law common to French-speaking African countries and relative to the key child protection principles. Full text...

  • UNICEF to intensify action on women's empowerment in Senegal
    08 march 2002 20:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNICEF is stepping up measures for women's empowerment in Senegal, its Representative for Senegal and Cape Verde, Ian Hopwood, said Friday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Beninese women urged to integrate decision-making structures
    08 march 2002 20:43:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The US ambassador to Benin, Pamela E. Full text...

  • UN to involve women in peace processes
    08 march 2002 20:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Security Council Friday promised to bring women into the mainstream of conflict prevention and resolution, as well as post-conflict rehabilitation. Full text...

  • Botswana Minister disowns beauty contest
    08 march 2002 19:45:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's Labour and Home Affairs Minister, Thebe Mogami has condemned a recent pageant organised for girls, saying it portrayed women as sex objects. Full text...

  • Tanzanian women call for end to poverty
    08 march 2002 19:30:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Women in Tanzania Friday celebrated the International Women's Day by calling on the government and international community to address the root causes of poverty, saying poverty has continued to deprive the women in the country their economic and cultural rights. Full text...

  • International Women's Day commemorated in South Africa
    08 march 2002 17:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Deputy Defence Minister, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge Friday called for the mobilisation of women leaders and activists to strengthen the struggle for gender equality. Full text...

  • Forced marriages rampant among African communities in France
    08 march 2002 17:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Excessive reliance on legislation in reforming African traditions that suppress women could lead to undesirable effects, a Beninese lawyer based in Paris, Chantal Heunkpaten has cautioned. Full text...

  • Annan highlights critical issues on Women's Day
    08 march 2002 16:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- On the occasion of the International Women's Day, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Friday drew world attention to gender issues requiring urgent attention, including high illiteracy among girls and women, and an alarming increase in the spread of HIV/AIDS among women. Full text...

  • Nigeria marks International Women's Day
    08 march 2002 16:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Friday joined the rest of the world in observing the International Women's Day, amid questions about the tangible achievements of women in the country. Full text...

  • Malawi woman charged with murder of suspected maize thief
    08 march 2002 15:48:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in Malawi's southern District of Machinga have charged a lady traditional ruler to court over the death of a suspected maize thief. Full text...

  • Botswana women protest against violence
    08 march 2002 15:32:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Women in Botswana Friday marked the International Women's Day with a march denouncing increasing violence against women in the country. Full text...

  • UNESCO Launches HIV/AIDS Media Website
    08 march 2002 13:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNESCO in conjunction with media women associations in eastern Africa Friday launched a website that will act as a data base and anchor reports on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Rights Group Urges Kenya to Protect Women against Violence
    08 march 2002 13:05:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan government to reform its laws and practices to end impunity of persons committing violence against women. Full text...

  • Bouteflika hails struggle of Algerian women
    08 march 2002 11:33:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- As the world observes International Women's Day on Friday, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika paid a glowing tribute to female compatriots, and called for reflection on their struggle to develop the country. Full text...

  • Ghanaian women cry for protection amid rising violence
    07 march 2002 20:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian women are scared stiff and the public is outraged over increasing incidence of spouse killings. Full text...

  • South African team leaves for Women-in-Physics conference
    07 march 2002 20:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Three women scientists from South Africa left for Paris Thursday, to join more than 300 physicists invited from 65 countries to attend the International Conference on Women in Physics. Full text...

  • Kenyan women urged to mobilise against domestic violence
    07 march 2002 19:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Kenyan NGO, Coalition of Women against Violence (COVAW), has urged women to actively engage in initiatives that curb domestic violence. Full text...

  • Five decades of struggle take Egyptian women nowhere
    07 march 2002 15:46:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- "Progress on the road to a better status for Egyptian women is still very slow,," Hind Wassef of the Cairo-based New Woman Research Centre told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian women cry for protection against murders
    06 march 2002 13:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian women are scared stiff and the public is outraged, and they have reasons. Full text...

  • First ladies urge common front for African women
    05 march 2002 15:03:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Five African first ladies who met at the weekend in the Libyan city of Sirte, 450-km east of Tripoli, have advocated the creation of an umbrella group for various African women organisations. Full text...

  • Zambian women rehearsal for international day
    05 march 2002 10:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian women were on Tuesday fine-tuning preparations for Friday's international women's day, the first to be held since President Levy Mwanawasa succeeded Fredrick Chiluba following the 27 December 2001 election. Full text...

  • Nigerian NGO rallies African First Ladies on Women's cause
    03 march 2002 16:57:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Five African first ladies Saturday began a meeting at the Libyan city of Sirte, 450-km east of Tripoli, on how to advance the cause of women on the continent. Full text...

  • Campaign launched to end violence against Congolese women
    02 march 2002 17:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congo's National Development Committee, a women's NGO, on Friday launched Friday a campaign aimed at curbing the violence being perpetrated against women in the current war context. Full text...

  • Tanzania Media to Intensify Fight Against AIDS
    02 march 2002 13:28:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The media in Tanzania has reinstated its commitment to intensify the fight against AIDS that continues to ravage the east African country. Full text...

  • Three African First Ladies arrive in Sirte
    01 march 2002 23:40:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The first ladies of Ghana, Senegal And Rwanda arrived Friday evening in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli to attend the second African Women's summit Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

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