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  • Organisation makes case for empowerment of Arab women
    31 october 2010 12:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Arab Women Organisation (AWO) has said that in spite of the progress made by Arab women, much still need to be done to ensure that they take their ri ghtful place in the society. Full text...

  • Group blames Angola for bodily search on Congolese women
    28 october 2010 14:14:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Chair of the Provincial Synergy for the fight agains t sexual violence in Bandundu, Congo, Andre Gipoy, has bemoaned the alleged rigo r ous bodily search conducted on 240 Congolese women deported from Angola during t h e first half of the year. Full text...

  • UN expert calls for social protection to address gender inequalities
    25 october 2010 21:10:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Independent Expert on Extreme Poverty, Ms. Full text...

  • UN chief highlights women's role in peacebuilding efforts
    22 october 2010 15:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has stressed the need to involve women in peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts. Full text...

  • Gambia urged to withdraw case against leading gender activists
    21 october 2010 19:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rights groups, under the umbrella of The Coalition for H uman Rights in Gambia, on Thursday called for "the withdrawal ofâ? an alleged th eft case against two leading gender activists, Dr. Full text...

  • UN report says violence against women a global issue
    21 october 2010 16:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A UN report Thursday said violence against women remained widespread across the world, compounded by traditions and customary practices that determine the way women are treated in families, places of work and communities. Full text...

  • UNFPA report links peace, security to women's empowerment
    20 october 2010 18:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said "when women have acces s to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to confli c t and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in their societie s . Full text...

  • Detained Gambian gender, rights activists granted bail
    20 october 2010 18:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Gambian High Court on Wednesday granted bail to the Executive Director and Programme Coordinator of the Gambia Committee for Traditi o nal Practices (GAMCOTRAP), Dr. Full text...

  • Leading Gambian rights, gender defender denounces government
    19 october 2010 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mrs. Full text...

  • Mauritius to launch African Women's Decade 2010-2020
    19 october 2010 16:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will Thursday launch the African Womenâ ?s Decade 2010-2020, under the theme "Gender Equality and Womenâ?s Empowerment: A Bottom up Approach", PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gambian opposition leader condemns detention of gender activists
    18 october 2010 16:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The opposition Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) party on Sunday condemned the arrest and detention of two prominent gender activists and rights defenders, Dr. Full text...

  • Kibaki wants bigger leadership roles for African women
    16 october 2010 12:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Friday called upon African governments to consider empowering women through increased participation in decision-making at all levels of leadership. Full text...

  • Wa Mutharika roots for African women's empowerment
    16 october 2010 09:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Gender and women's empowerment form the foundation of sustainable development in Africa, the Chairman of African Union, Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has said. Full text...

  • Remanded Gambian gender activists file bail application
    15 october 2010 19:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lawyers defending Gambia's prominent gender activists, D r. Full text...

  • ISS welcomes launch of African Women's Decade 2010-2020
    15 october 2010 14:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The South Africa-based Institute for Security S tudies (ISS) has affirmed its commitment to advancing gender equality and Africa n Women's empowerment following the launch, on Friday, of the African Women's Dec a de (2010-2020). Full text...

  • European MPs want mass raping in DRC ended
    15 october 2010 13:50:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Parliament has adopted a resolution call ing for the end to rapes and other human rights violations in the DR Congo, acco r ding to a communique handed to the press in Brussels, the Belgian capital. Full text...

  • "Stone-baby" woman finally bears baby-boy
    14 october 2010 19:08:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A 22-year-old Malawian woman from the southern distric t of Mulanje, who made headlines some two years after claiming to have given 'bi r th' to a stone, has finally given birth to a boy, health authorities confirmed t o PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • UN panel urges support for sexual violence victims in DRC
    14 october 2010 14:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A high-level panel convened by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to hear directly from victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has called for 'adequate' support to the victims. Full text...

  • UN committee decries rise in violence against women
    12 october 2010 19:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of D iscrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Ms. Full text...

  • Gambia women's rights activists charged with theft
    11 october 2010 21:43:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Two officials of the Gambian NGO, Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP), were on Monday charged with theft before Principal Magistrate Emmanuel Nkea of the Banjul Magistrate's Court. Full text...

  • Forum calls for global partnership against human trafficking
    07 october 2010 16:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A UN-backed forum have called for global cooperation between countries to fight human trafficking and ensure the enforcement of anti-trafficking laws. Full text...

  • Group launches report on women, media
    30 september 2010 17:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The gender-based group, Inter-African Network for Women, Media, Gender and Development (FAMEDEV), on Wednesday launched the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) report at the organization’s office in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • UN boosts number of women in peacekeeping operations
    30 september 2010 15:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Police Adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, said that the organization's initiative to boost the number of female police officers deployed in peacekeeping missions around the globe was recording "significant" progress. Full text...

  • Research says women under-represented in news media
    29 september 2010 14:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – A research finding under G-lobal Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) Wednesday revealed that “women are still greatly under-represented and poorly represented in the coverage by the news media” and that the media “remains largely male”. Full text...

  • UN chief tasks member states on women's role in peace making
    25 september 2010 20:01:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Saturday urged UN mem ber states to make concerted efforts to involve women in promoting peace and security. Full text...

  • Two Malian women promoted to rank of Brigadier-General
    24 september 2010 20:14:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure has promoted two wom en to the rank of Brigadier-General on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of t h e country's independence which fell last Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN Women to champion gender equality
    24 september 2010 17:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Ms. Full text...

  • UN moves to save plight of women, children
    22 september 2010 18:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday launched a mass ive drive to save the lives of over 16 million women and children, with more tha n US$ 40 billion already committed to scale up health services worldwide. Full text...

  • African ministers salute UN Women's boss
    19 september 2010 08:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ministers and representatives of civil society organizat ions at a sub-regional forum held here Friday have congratulated Michelle Bachel e t, the newly-appointed Under Secretary-General of UN Women on her new post. Full text...

  • Gambian Vice-President women involved in peace process
    18 september 2010 08:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Isatou Njie-Saidy, Gambian Vice-President, on Friday outlined the progress made by the West African nation towards implementing the UN Security Council resolution on women’s rights saying her government has done a lot towards ensuring the full participation and representation of women in peace process. Full text...

  • Sub-regional women want body on governance
    18 september 2010 08:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Women delegates representing the Mano River Union (MRU) countries on Friday called for the establishment of a sub-regional governance structure that will monitor democratic culture and non-violence in elections. Full text...

  • ECOWAS backs UN resolution on women's role in peace, security
    18 september 2010 08:07:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday adopted the Dakar Declaration that gives women equal participation and full involvement in all peace and security issues in compliance with a landmark UN Security Council resolution. Full text...

  • UN official to tackle discrimination against women
    16 september 2010 17:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The newly-appointed head of UN Women, Ms. Full text...

  • UN Women's chief to tackle discrimination against females
    16 september 2010 16:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The newly-appointed head of UN Women, Ms. Full text...

  • UNFPA welcomes Bachelet as head of UN Women
    15 september 2010 23:48:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has welcomed the UN Secretary-Generalâ?s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head UN Women. Full text...

  • ECOWAS ministers discuss gender issues
    15 september 2010 22:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- West African ministers in charge of gender issues, as well as women organizations, on Wednesday started a forum devoted to taking stock of the participation of women in the region in conflict prevention, peace-building and maintenance. Full text...

  • Former Chilean president named head of UN Women
    14 september 2010 15:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Tuesday congratulated the former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, on her nomination as the head of UN Women, a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for more funding to make women literate
    09 september 2010 12:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for more fundi ng and advocacy to improve literacy rates among women across the world. Full text...

  • Zim school girls petition Constitutional Court over hair
    06 september 2010 14:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Five young Zimbabwean school girls have petitioned the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, to rule on the legality of the refusal by a school to admit them on grounds of their 'unshaven heads'. Full text...

  • Gambian journalists undergo training on FGM
    03 september 2010 17:39:00
    Bajul- Gambia (PANA) -- A three-day, capacity-building training on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for 30 media practitioners across the Gambia got underway here Friday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Mauritius to tackle sexual harassment in public transport
    03 september 2010 14:55:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Minister, Mrs. Full text...

  • UN to train Tanzanian women on elections
    01 september 2010 07:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN is set to empower Tanzanian women ahead of the coun try's general elections in October, the world body said in a statement here Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU condemns gang-rape of women, children in North Kivu
    31 august 2010 17:29:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has expressed "deep indignati on and consternation" over the group attacks and rape recently perpetrated by mi l itiamen of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and Congole s e allied armed groups in the province of North Kivu, official sources in Brussel s revealed. Full text...

  • Children of Libyan women married to foreigners get Libyan citizenship
    19 august 2010 19:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan General People's Congress (GPC), the highest legislative body of the country, has passed a law granting citizenship to childr e n of Libyan women married to foreigners, Qareen newspaper reported Thursday on i t s website. Full text...

  • Congolese president pledges to get Act on Parity passed
    13 august 2010 21:42:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, pledg ed on Friday in Brazzaville to get Parliament to pass a Act on Parity for equita b le representation of women in political, elective and administrative duties. Full text...

  • Senegalese minister calls for emancipation of the African woman
    11 august 2010 20:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese minister of Family, Female Organizations and Child Protection, Mrs Ndeye Khady Diop, on Wednesday said society would be a better place when there was a positive change of the situation of the African wo m an. Full text...

  • Angolan parliament approves SADC gender, development protocol
    03 august 2010 21:06:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan parliament on Tuesday ratified the Protocol of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) about gender and development . Full text...

  • Former Irish President stresses protection of women in conflicts
    22 july 2010 15:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Former Irish President, Mary Robinson, has emphasized the protection of women and children caught up in conflict zones, pledging her full support for the implementation of international agreements aimed at offering security for those caught up in conflicts. Full text...

  • UN forum stresses role of women in advancing global development
    03 july 2010 17:18:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The annual high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Socia l Council (ECOSOC) ended on Friday with member states stressing the need for gre a ter investment in women and girls to advance gender equality and empower women. Full text...

  • UN creates new agency for women empowerment
    02 july 2010 20:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- In an historic move, the UN General Assembly voted unanimo usly on Friday to create a new body to accelerate progress in meeting the needs o f women and girls worldwide. Full text...

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