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  • Kadhafi calls for a “women's revolution”
    13 june 2009 19:41:00
    Rome- Italy (PANA) -- Libyan leader and current chairman of the African Union (AU), Mouammar Kadhafi, has stressed the need for a” women's revolution” worldwi de to correct the false notion of equality between men and women. Full text...

  • Int'l human rights league targets 4 African countries
    05 june 2009 16:22:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- The International Federation of the Human Rights League s (FIDH) will pay particular attention this year to the welfare of women in four African countries of Botswana, Burundi, the DR of Congo and Togo, a communique i s sued Friday in N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, said. Full text...

  • 90% of Chadian women are victims of violence, says official
    02 june 2009 13:37:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- At least 90% of Chadian women are victims of physical, moral and socio-economic violence, the chair of the commission in charge of Gend e r in the Chadian League for the Defence of Human rights, Allashissem Euphrasie, s aid on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian NGO wants alleged children trafficking investigated
    26 may 2009 15:52:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Association of Female Heads of Families (AFC F) wants Mauritanian authorities to investigate the existence of a "large networ k involved in under-18 girls' sex trafficking between Mauritania and Saudi Arabia " in a statement made available to PANA here on Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU states yet to submit report on Solemn Declaration on Gender
    08 may 2009 21:04:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – African Union gender exper-ts meeting on the implementati on of the AU Solemn Declaration on Gender and African Women's Decade in Banjul h a ve heard that AU states have not yet submitted their reports. Full text...

  • Gambia hosts AU gender experts' meeting
    07 may 2009 18:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A three-day international meeting bringing together expe rts on gender and related issues organised by the African Union (AU) and Gambian government gets underway in Banjul official sources confirmed to PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan women benefit from novel education concept
    07 may 2009 18:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- It is approaching 2. Full text...

  • UNIFEM executive director due in Burundi
    06 may 2009 16:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Ines Alberdi, Wednesday begins a three-day working vis i t to the Burundi capital, a year after she was appointed to the office, diplomat i c sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Nigerian first lady seeks partnerships on women health issues
    23 april 2009 21:28:00
    Los Angeles- US (PANA) -- The First Lady of Nigeria, Turai Yar'Adua, Thursday ad vocated a partnership among African first ladies, governments and Non-Government a l Organisations (NGOs) to improve the health of women and children in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigerian president laments gender, youth problems in Africa
    16 april 2009 19:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua on Thursday told the visiting Commonwealth Secretary General, Dr. Full text...

  • Gambian President receives sub-regional female parliamentarians
    14 march 2009 11:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh has received in his offic e in Banjul delegates of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association (ECOFEPA) , ahead of the association’s formal launch, sources in Banjul informed PANA Frida y . Full text...

  • Gambian President receives sub-regional female parliamentarians
    13 march 2009 21:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh has received in his offic e in Banjul delegates of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association (ECOFEPA) , ahead of the association’s formal launch, sources in Banjul informed PANA Frida y . Full text...

  • Congolese women protest in Brussels against rape
    09 march 2009 23:34:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) - – Scores of Congolese women protested on Sunday in the centre of the Belgian capital, Brussels, against rampant rape of Congolese women in North Kivu in the Central African state as the world marked International Wo m en's Day. Full text...

  • UN tasks nations on violence against women
    08 march 2009 19:20:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for an e nd to ``the routine violence suffered by women and girls around the world''. Full text...

  • AU at frontline of fight against gender-based violence
    07 march 2009 20:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) – As the world celebr-ates international Women’s Day on Sunday, the African Union (AU) is once again being seen as pushing itself to the forefront of the fight against discrimination against women, a significant p r oblem facing many African countries. Full text...

  • International Women's Day - A century old event
    07 march 2009 19:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) - – Although the UN established International Women’s Day only in 1977, the Day, which falls on Sunday, has its roots in an action of women factory workers in the United States more than a century ago. Full text...

  • Men to be involved in the fight against gender-based violence
    07 march 2009 19:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) – The United Nations -believes men have essential ro les to play in ending violence against girls and women. Full text...

  • UN Conference on Development of Trade to discuss gender parity
    07 march 2009 18:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Conference on Development and Trade (CNUCED) begins a two-day conference on Tuesday in Geneva to bring together experts to look into integration of parity issues into commercial policies as its programme for this year's International Women's Day. Full text...

  • ‘World economic crises to affect jobs of 22 million women’
    07 march 2009 16:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the global economic crises will increase the number of unemployed women by up to 22 million in 2009. Full text...

  • ILO says 22 million women will suffer unemployment
    06 march 2009 19:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the globa l economic crisis will increase the number of unemployed women to 22 million in 2 009. Full text...

  • UN wants violence against women stopped
    06 march 2009 15:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, has called f or effective use of national legal systems to eliminate discrimination, promote g ender equality and stop violence against women. Full text...

  • 231 Nigerian women to get N89m loan facility - official
    05 march 2009 19:52:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria's Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development , Mrs. Full text...

  • Gambian VP says African women affected hardest by global crises
    05 march 2009 19:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Gambia's Vice President, Ms. Full text...

  • Global youth leaders at Nairobi ministerial forum
    12 february 2009 16:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Youth leaders from 16 countries are gathered in Nairobi, the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to voice the concerns a nd aspirations of young people around the world in relation to a host of pressin g environmental issues, including climate change. Full text...

  • UNICEF wants US$ 1 billion to support women, children
    28 january 2009 18:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UNICEF has appealed for over US$ 1 billion to fund its eme rgency relief operations for thousands of vulnerable women and children, who die from hunger, disease, violence and poverty. Full text...

  • UNICEF wants US$ 1 billion to support women, children
    28 january 2009 18:33:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UNICEF has appealed for over US$ 1 billion to fund its eme rgency relief operations for thousands of vulnerable women and children, who die from hunger, disease, violence and poverty. Full text...

  • Morocco abolishes discrimination against women
    11 december 2008 21:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) - – Morocco on Wednesday announced the abolition of all form s of discrimination against women. Full text...

  • About 15,000 Moroccan women assaulted in 2008
    03 december 2008 18:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Some 14,617 Moroccan women suffered violence in 2008, of which 80 per cent were from their husbands, according to the statistics of the M inistry of Social Development, of the Family and Solidarity. Full text...

  • Africa's economic growth not benefitting women
    28 november 2008 14:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African countries cannot tap the economic potenti al of women because most of them are stuck in low-paying jobs, making it impossi b le for them to benefit from economic boom, an International Labour Organisation ( ILO) report says. Full text...

  • Campaign against Gender-Based Violence opens in Dakar
    27 november 2008 12:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The third edition of the campaign against gender-based v iolence, called Festival of the Panafrican Gender-Based Violence (GBV), began We d nesday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Egyptian lawyer says harassment, rape of Israeli women okay
    24 november 2008 13:48:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) – Egyptian lawyer Nagla Al Ima-m told Al Arabiya news network that Arab men should "sexually harass Israeli girls wherever they may be and us i ng any possible method, as a new means in the resistance against Israel". Full text...

  • Gambian vice president calls for action on women empowerment
    20 november 2008 22:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian Vice President, Isatou Njie-Saidy, on Thursday c alled for concerted action towards reaching the goals of women empowerment and g e nder equality in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a statement received by PANA in Dakar. Full text...

  • ECA boss advocates gender equality in Africa
    19 november 2008 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambian-born Executive Secretary of United Nations Econo mic Commission for Africa (ECA), Abdoulie Janneh, on Wednesday advocated women empowerment in Africa saying gender equality and women's empowerment are very es s ential for achieving sustainable and inclusive development. Full text...

  • Benin to set up national women's institute
    10 november 2008 10:59:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government plans to establish a National In stitute for Women, aimed at improving the welfare for women who account for more than 52 per cent of the country's population, according to a cabinet meeting sta t ement issued here Monday. Full text...

  • WOZA appeal slated for hearing in Zimbabwe
    05 november 2008 17:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lawyers defending the detained leaders of Women of Zimba bwe Arise (WOZA), will be given hearing in their appeal against Magistrate Chari t y Maphosa who had denied Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu bail, WOZA said i n a statement received by PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN expert says violence against women remains endemic
    26 october 2008 12:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A UN human rights expert says women around the world will continue to endure violence, abuse and discrimination, according to a report sub m itted to the UN General Assembly here. Full text...

  • African women insist water, sanitation remain govt. responsibility
    25 october 2008 11:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- African women have demanded that water should not be pri vatised but that water security and sanitation should remain government's respon s ibility. Full text...

  • Mozambique laments low percentage of women students
    07 october 2008 19:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Professional Education Reform Executive Commission Monday lamented the low proportion of women students and teachers in Mozambique's professional education institutions. Full text...

  • World Bank, OECD report mixed results towards gender equality
    24 september 2008 16:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Women's health and education have improved substa ntially in most countries, but progress is lagging on improving their economic o p portunities, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Bank and t he Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Full text...

  • World Bank, OECD report mixed results towards gender equality
    24 september 2008 15:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Women's health and education have improved substa ntially in most countries, but progress is lagging on improving their economic o p portunities, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Bank and t he Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Full text...

  • UN agency says greater accountability needed to boost women's rights
    19 september 2008 19:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) says stronger accou ntability measures are needed to track progress that governments and multilatera l organisations have made in implementing their commitments to enhancing women's r ights. Full text...

  • African ministers fine-tune AU gender policy draft
    28 august 2008 10:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Without the dynamism and hard work of the African civil society, gender mainstreaming and women empowerment on the continent will remain a pipe dream, according to African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Jean Ping. Full text...

  • African ministers to discuss AU gender policy
    25 august 2008 15:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African ministers responsible for gender and wome n's affairs are due to hold a two-day meeting here from Thursday to discuss and a dopt the African Union's gender policy, it was officially announced here Monday. Full text...

  • HRW urges SADC to adopt Gender, Development Protocol
    14 august 2008 14:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Southern African leaders who will be meeting for a regio nal summit this weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, have been urged to act on equality for women by adopting the proposed Gender and Development Protocol afte r amending it to include crucial provisions deleted in 2007. Full text...

  • Mozambican institute wants priority for women in technology training
    13 august 2008 23:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Training for women must be directed at technological areas, where their contribution may mean added value, says a report from Mozamb i que's National Employment and Professional Training Institute (INEFP). Full text...

  • Mozambican institute wants priority for women in technology training
    13 august 2008 22:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Training for women must be directed at technological areas, where their contribution may mean added value, says a report from Mozamb i que's National Employment and Professional Training Institute (INEFP). Full text...

  • Ugandan women want wife-beating husbands jailed
    12 august 2008 17:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Debate on the Domestic Relations Bill (DRB) in Uganda c ontinued to attract controversies from the public with latest being women in the country's western region calling for the imprisonment of men who batter their wi v es. Full text...

  • UN joins Sierra Leone to combat sexual exploitation, abuse
    30 july 2008 07:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone has joined forces with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to battle sexual exploitation and assault, domestic violence, physical assault and cruelty to children in the wider community. Full text...

  • Women's unpaid work in Southern Africa on UN agenda
    26 july 2008 14:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Civil society groups meeting this week in Centurion, outside Johannesburg, South Africa, have vowed to put Southern African concerns on the map at the upcoming 53rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Oxfam, a non-governmental organization working worldwide to fight poverty and injustice, said on Saturday. Full text...

  • South African women address social problems
    24 july 2008 12:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 1,000 women from Alexandra, near Joha nnesburg in South Africa, Wednesday adopted a declaration of intent to work in p a rtnership with the private and public sectors to hasten development and service d elivery in their areas -- a precondition for peace and security. Full text...

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