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  • 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...

  • Egyptian First Lady unfolds 3-point plan against poverty
    24 june 2008 01:06:00
    Sharm el Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian First Lady Suzanne Mubarak has unveiled a three-point plan, urging Africa to invest in women empowerment through educat i on, equal job opportunities and policies to boost income generation for women. Full text...

  • African gender activists to undertake Zimbabwe peace mission
    23 june 2008 17:45:00
    Sharm el Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Women rights activists, led by Pan African Parli ament's President Gertrude Mwongela, have slated a solidarity visit to Zimbabwe, ahead the 27 June controversial presidential run-off poll. Full text...

  • African leaders must unite to deliver on landmark gender accord
    22 june 2008 12:11:00
    Sharm el Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- African leaders must unite the entire continent in efforts to deliver on the implementation of the landmark accord on women prot e ction and empowerment while urging donors to offer more financial support, gende r activists said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Africa's gender roadmap critical to successful political unity
    22 june 2008 11:00:00
    Sharm el Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Efforts to achieve Africa's economic and politic al unity goals will succeed only if the African states agree to fully implement t he Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa, a pioneer gender rights acti v ist said here. Full text...

  • African women reaping fruits of campaign against gender violence
    21 june 2008 18:03:00
    Sharm el-Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Tunisian women prisoners are allowed to leave pr ison for child birth for a period of three months and are currently allowed to s e ek legal redress for gender-related attacks as a result of the African Union (AU ) -led campaigns against gender violence, women rights activists noted here Saturd a y. Full text...

  • African campaigners seek better livelihood for women
    21 june 2008 16:12:00
    Sharm el-Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- African gender rights campaigners meeting in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm ElSheikh, Saturday called on leaders to show poli t ical commitment to the implementation of the African Union's (AU) gender goals. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce equal opportunities bill
    17 june 2008 17:58:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam told Par liament Tuesday the government would soon introduce the Equal Opportunities Bill to reinforce the merit principle in employment both in the public and private se c tors. Full text...

  • Isatou Touray is Woman of Courage 2008
    21 may 2008 19:50:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Dr. Full text...

  • ECOWAS ministers of women affairs end meeting
    16 may 2008 18:57:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- ECOWAS Ministers of women affairs ended their meeting h ere Thursday, adopting the 2009-2013 strategic plan of the ECOWAS Gender Develop m ent Centre. Full text...

  • African, Spanish women adopt Niamey Declaration
    14 may 2008 21:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The third meeting of African and Spanish women on Wednesd ay adopted the Niamey Declaration, which is a set of political commitments under p inned by plans of action that would be implemented and evaluated next year. Full text...

  • ECOWAS ministers of women affairs meet in Gambia
    12 may 2008 17:22:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Ministers of women affairs from 15 West African countrie s began a meeting here Monday, sources close to the office of the Gambian Vice P r esident and Secretary of State for Women Affairs, Mrs. Full text...

  • Gambian VP says women are instrumental to successes in life
    12 may 2008 17:08:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Vice President and Secretary of State for Women Affairs, Mrs. Full text...

  • Gambia marks International Women's Day
    11 may 2008 19:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambia Sunday joined the globe in commemorating the International Women's Day with President Yahya Jammeh highlighting his "governme nt's commitment" towards "women empowerment and development," national broadcaster - Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) monitored here relayed. Full text...

  • Sexual violence increases in DRC
    08 may 2008 21:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The number of cases of sexual violence committed aga inst women increased remarkably in the province of Katanga in the Democratic Rep u blic of Congo (DRC) in the first quarter of this year, the Congolese News Agency (ACP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Liberian women discuss empowerment
    06 may 2008 15:12:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- More than 300 Liberian women, representing various se ctors of the society, Monday began a five-day national women's conference here t o outline challenges facing them and ways of solving such challenges. Full text...

  • Liberian women discuss empowerment
    06 may 2008 15:08:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- More than 300 Liberian women, representing various sectors of the society, Monday began a five-day national women's conference here to outline challenges facing them and ways of solving such challenges. Full text...

  • UNECA delight at working closely with the African Union
    18 april 2008 15:38:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) - Ms Souad Abdennebi, Regional Adviser for the promotion of Women, Human and Legal Rights, of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has expressed delight at working closely with the African Union and its partners in organising the workshop as well as the previous workshops held in Rwanda and Algeria. Full text...

  • UNDP new strategy to cope with factors against gender equality
    07 april 2008 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Through its gender strategy that was launched in Maputo, Mozambique, from 25 March to 1 April, UNDP has expressed committment to support capacity development of its national partners to accelerate their progress towar d s the MDGs. Full text...

  • About 100 women commissioned into the Senegalese army
    28 march 2008 23:20:00
    Bango- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese army entered a new phase on Friday in its gender programme with the presentation in Bango, in the north of the country, o f the national flag to the first of the 2008 contingent which comprised the first intake of women soldiers. Full text...

  • Mozambican police want child trafficker extradited
    25 march 2008 21:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A team from the Mozambican Criminal Investigation Po lice (PIC) and the Attorney General's Office have arrived in South Africa to neg o tiate the extradition of a woman, called Diana, who is accused of enticing Mozam b ican girls across the border to Pretoria where they are then used as sex slaves The team, headed by Carlos Come, the PIC national director, also includes assist ant attorney general Andre Paulo Cumbe, and Lurdes Mabunda, head of the domestic violence department in the General Command of the Mozambican police. Full text...

  • Mozambican police want child trafficker extradited
    25 march 2008 21:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A team from the Mozambican Criminal Investigation Po lice (PIC) and the Attorney General's Office have arrived in South Africa to negotiate the extradition of a woman, called Diana, w ho is accused of enticing Mozambican girls across the border to Pretoria where t h ey are then used as sex slaves The team, headed by Carlos Come, the PIC national director, also includes assist ant attorney general Andre Paulo Cumbe, and Lurdes Mabunda, head of the domestic violence department in the General Command of the Mozambican police. Full text...

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