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  • Ethiopian women demand death sentence for rapists
    29 august 2001 20:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian women staged a rally in Addis Ababa Wednesday during which they called for the introduction of capital punishment against rapists and other people engaged in sexual harassment. Full text...

  • ANC women march against racism
    23 august 2001 09:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African National Congress Women's League on Wednesday mobilised hundreds of community members and women in support of a march called by the Ministers Fraternal in the Southern Cape town of George. Full text...

  • Child trafficking victim re-unites with parents after 23 years
    21 august 2001 23:53:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cyprienne Zinsou, a victim of child trafficking has finally re-united with her parents in Benin after 23 years. Full text...

  • Black women launch new energy company
    21 august 2001 21:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Lithemba Resources, a new company led by black women aimed at the minerals and energy sector, has been launched in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Suspected British paedophile arrested in Addis Ababa
    19 august 2001 20:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A Briton suspected of paedophilia has been arrested by the Ethiopian police in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Housemaid dies after mistress pours hot water on her
    19 august 2001 17:57:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A 34-year-old Malawi woman now faces murder charges after allegedly pouring hot water on her housemaid, who later died in hospital. Full text...

  • World court of women against racism to be held in Durban
    18 august 2001 16:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In a move to focus on the multiplicity of violence against women, the World Court of Women Against Racism would convene in Durban side-by-side with the forthcoming World conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Full text...

  • Ghana women still battling discrimination
    18 august 2001 15:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Thirty-year-old Amina (not her real name) has a deep scar on her mind which she would have to live with for the rest of her life. Full text...

  • UNIFEM steps up action on violence against women
    16 august 2001 15:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is supporting Namibia's Legal Assistance Centre to raise awareness on violence against women. Full text...

  • ILO supports women empowerment project
    16 august 2001 15:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has approved the launching of a project to improve the situation of women and children facing poverty and unacceptable working conditions in Tanzania. Full text...

  • ILO endorses project to promote women, curb child labour
    16 august 2001 12:03:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has approved the launching of a project to improve the situation of women and children caught up in the web of poverty and hard working conditions in Tanzania. Full text...

  • Gender discrimination persists in Togo
    11 august 2001 16:35:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Notwithstanding extensive mobilisation among gender activists, discrimination against women remains manifest in Togo, and takes several forms. Full text...

  • Fear of reprisal subdues Cape Verdian women
    10 august 2001 15:40:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian women become victims of their own silence when it comes to dealing with domestic and sexual violence. Full text...

  • Role of female chartered accountants recognised
    10 august 2001 07:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's accountancy profession has undergone some welcome changes with more and more women joining the prestigious ranks of chartered accountants. Full text...

  • South Africa remember's women's march
    09 august 2001 21:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans Thursday commemorated the 1956 march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by 20,000 women protesting against the pass laws of the then apartheid era. Full text...

  • Female circumcision rampant in southern Kenyan schools
    09 august 2001 16:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- About 90 percent of primary school girls in the southern Kenyan districts of Kisii and Gucha have been subjected to female genital mutilation, according to a study by a local NGO. Full text...

  • Women re-state commitment to quest equality
    08 august 2001 20:44:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- About 1 000 delegates to a national Gender Summit in South Africa resolved Wednesday to lobby for commitment to the quest for equality as the four-day gathering wound up. Full text...

  • Gauteng Regional Business Achiever named
    08 august 2001 11:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Entrepreneur Debby Reader, owner and managing director of a communications agency known as Tin Can, has won the Gauteng Regional Business Achiever 2001 award. Full text...

  • Authorities note political apathy among Congolese women
    07 august 2001 22:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A survey conducted in February and April in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire notes that only 15 per cent of women in Congo were registered members of political parties, even though 97 per cent professed interest in politics. Full text...

  • Allegations cast shadow over Gender summit
    07 august 2001 21:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Allegations of "irregularities" linking the chief executive of South Africa's Commission on Gender Equality, are threatening to undermine an ongoing Gender Summit, which was opened by the country's first lady Zabele Mbeki Sunday. Full text...

  • Commission on Gender Equality holds summit
    06 august 2001 11:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The historic summit on gender equality that began Sunday in Johannesburg under the auspices of the South African Commission on Gender Equality is expected to be the most significant gender-related event in the country since 1994. Full text...

  • Benin radio promotes women activities
    05 august 2001 19:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin State Radio is organising a two-week programme beginning Monday to promote women issues through specific broadcasts focusing on the role of women, the Director, Diogo Palu, said. Full text...

  • African women train in information technology
    03 august 2001 08:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Twenty-six women from 16 English-speaking African countries Friday began a six-month training course on Information Technology, sponsored by the World Bank. Full text...

  • Women want upstage in African development
    02 august 2001 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In a move to take upstage in development on the continent, women's associations in Senegal have called for the involvement of the women of Africa in the implementation of the new African Initiative. Full text...

  • Miriam Makeba is South Africa's woman of the Year
    02 august 2001 09:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Internationally accliamed singer Miriam Makeba has been named South Africa's woman of the year 2001, while Natalie du Toit, a disabled swimmer, was named the foremost sportswoman. Full text...

  • Burundi women create framework of expression
    31 july 2001 23:54:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A National Rally for Burundian Women was created in Bujumbura Tuesday during celebrations marking the Pan African Women's Day. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire women in Paris condemn xenophobia
    31 july 2001 22:59:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The president of Femme 2000 - a Paris-based Cote d'Ivoire women's NGO - Maggie Delly Kouko Tuesday identified xenophobia as detriment to African unity, and urged authorities in Abidjan to quell it from permeating the society. Full text...

  • Fresh campaign to uphold dignity of women
    31 july 2001 09:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Representatives of various stakeholders, including the government, NGOs, the civil society, the media and faith-based communities, have agreed on a new campaign for greater involvement of men in promoting the dignity and rights of women. Full text...

  • Conference discusses role of women in decision-making
    26 july 2001 14:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Parliament Thursday convened a two-day conference on "Enhancing the Participation of Women in the Law Making Process". Full text...

  • Mauritania makes education compulsory for girls
    26 july 2001 09:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government, in collaboration with the United Nations, has decided to make primary education compulsory in the country in a bid to improve education for girls. Full text...

  • About 280 women were raped during conflict in Dolisie
    25 july 2001 14:36:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- At least 280 women were raped in southern Congo's Dolisie during the armed conflict involving government forces and rebels between January and October 1999, says a study by the Congolese Reproductive Health Service. Full text...

  • Study says males edge 1.2 percent over females in Sudan
    21 july 2001 13:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A new study shows that the population of males is 1. Full text...

  • Moi University refuses to register male group
    20 july 2001 14:59:00
    NAIROBI- Kenya (PANA) -- An organisation set up by male students at Kenya's Moi University in Eldoret, 432 km west of the capital Nairobi, has been denied registration because its name is offensive. Full text...

  • Congolese women demand role in national dialogue
    19 july 2001 22:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Women, who constitute 52 percent of the population in the Democratic Republic of Congo have complained of being side-lined in the forthcoming national dialogue. Full text...

  • Workshop discusses trafficking of women
    19 july 2001 15:10:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A workshop highlighting national and international instruments against the trafficking and exploitation of women and children is afoot in Bamako, Mali at the behest of the African Coalition against the Traficking of Women (ACTW). Full text...

  • Seminar seeks to integrate women in development
    18 july 2001 21:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An international seminar focussing essentially on "Gender, population and development in Africa", entered its second day Wednesday in Abidjan with an aim to specify the role of women and their integration in society. Full text...

  • Governor wants more women at decision levels
    18 july 2001 11:41:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa has spoken out against poor representation of women in decision-making bodies, charging that it was an unfair practice that needed revision. Full text...

  • Namibia reports increase in domestic violence
    14 july 2001 15:19:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Keetmanshoop Women and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) says it received 24 complaints of violence against adult women and 12 against minors during the first half of this year. Full text...

  • President Kabbah's female driver charms OAU delegates
    11 july 2001 11:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Women are better on the wheels, the saying goes, but their genre has hardly featured among the world's renowned chauffeurs. Full text...

  • Namibian women launch training for single mothers
    10 july 2001 22:33:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Businesswomen's Club Tuesday paved the way to support for women on the business trail. Full text...

  • Finalists Compete for Businesswoman of the Year Award
    10 july 2001 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A list of finalists for the 2001 Businesswoman of the Year contest was announced Monday by the Businesswomen's Association (BWA), organisers of the most prestigious award for women achievers in South Africa. Full text...

  • 15 girls receive IT training
    09 july 2001 21:39:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Fifteen female pupils began a three-day computer training in Windhoek Monday jointly organised by the Forum for African Women Educationists in Namibia (FAWENA) and the Information Technology Learning Academy (ITLA). Full text...

  • Women pressure groups take rights issue to OAU summit
    07 july 2001 17:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African leaders who cite human rights charters ratified by their parliaments as key achievements in advancing the status of women should be advised to reconsider their policies. Full text...

  • Paper questions dismissal of rape case
    03 july 2001 14:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Director of Public Prosecutions is facing public criticism from the media after his office entered a "nolle prosequi" in court to withdraw a case against a prominent businessman accused of raping a university student. Full text...

  • Women Education Centre opens in Ouagadougou
    03 july 2001 11:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A UNESCO-sponsored International Centre for the Education of Girls and Women in Africa (CIEFFA), opened Monday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • UNICEF urges Africa to keep accurate data on children
    29 june 2001 18:10:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The lack of accurate data on children in Africa poses problems for UNICEF to plan for their welfare, a demographer at UNICEF headquarters in New York, Edilberto Loaiza warned Friday in Banjul. Full text...

  • Underground water raises hope in northern Senegal
    28 june 2001 22:43:00
    Mekhe- Senegal (PANA) -- The pumping of underground water has raised morale among Keur Gora villagers in the northern Senegalese district of Mekhe, under threat of desertification. Full text...

  • Pregnancies, drop out rate declines in Senegalese schools
    25 june 2001 19:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some six years after Family Life Education (FLE) clubs were introduced in the country, social welfare authorities in Senegal's Tamabacounda region have reported a marked decrease in the number of pregnancies among school girls as well as the drop out rate. Full text...

  • Experts want science education for girls prioritised
    23 june 2001 14:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Participants from 20 African countries attending a week-long African Congress on Girls' Science Education is urging governments to include gender issues in their schools' science, technology and mathematics syllabuses. Full text...

  • Women believed crucial to success of African Renaissance
    20 june 2001 09:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- South Africa's Foreign Affairs minister Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma has averred that unless women were part of the endeavour, there can be no African Recovery unless women. Full text...

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