Gender parity must be insisted in institutions

The next month of August promises to be one of the most eventful months on the gender calendar in the Southern African zone. According to the press communiqué that has been circulated by the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance there will many celebrations while at the same time this will be a women’s month that [...]

Poll ranks Afghanistan the most dangerous country for women

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was previously touted at the worst place in the world to be a woman and while they have since dropped from first place according to a new survey, this is no time for celebration for the DRC or their successors to one of the worlds least coveted titles, Afghanistan. [...]

The DRC’s up-hill battle to fight gender-based violence

The continued use of sexual violence to terrorize women and girls in many countries across the globe, has continued despite many efforts in recent years to bring light to these horrendous gender-based crimes. Therefore women and girls remain trapped living in daily fear, as the numbers of rape victims continuously rises, becoming a common feature [...]

Women and Islam

On 9 December 2010 a Sudanese woman was the victim of 40 lashes by a police officer in execution of his duties. Her crime was wearing pants inside the traditional long dress covering the pants. An audience of male observers were laughing while the woman was crying in a public display of how Sharia Law [...]

Add your name to the fight against child marriage

Today some 25,000 marriages will take place, however these are not the weddings and unions that for great celebration but that of grave concern, for they are the marriages of mear girls.  Everyday across the globe 25,000 girls are married according to World Vision’s report, Before She’s Ready; Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves [...]

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