Changing narratives: Beyond other rooms for African women

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Prince Charles Dickson

 

Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, tell her own story” – Bonnie Greer, A Parallel Life

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Energy sector development in British Columbia, Canada putting indigenous women at risk

Amnesty International Canada

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Amnesty International

Decades of unchecked energy sector development and government policy failures have put the lives of indigenous women and girls at risk and strained the social fabric of communities in Canada’s British Columbia province, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report published.

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South Sudan: Deliberate killings by govt troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

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Amnesty International

South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.

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South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

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Peter Louis

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the theme, “Addressing Impunity on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Sudan.”

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Horrors of War: Growing violence against women during conflict

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Anant Mishra

 

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Violence against women during conflicts is an issue we have been witnessing for decades, and unfortunately is an issue which we continue to witness even today.

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Govt inaction on inequality means women work four years longer than men

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Alpha Jallow

According to new figures released today by international NGO ActionAid, women are working an average of four years longer than men during their life, largely because of their greater role in housework and caring for children, the sick and elderly. Around the world governments are failing to take action to deal with the causes of inequality for both women and men.

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Isatou Touray, Gambia’s first female independent Presidential candidate

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Alpha Jallow

As Gambia braces itself for the forthcoming presidential elections on 1st December, opposition candidates are discussing the possibility of a single coalition to oust the incumbent Yahya Jammeh. However, one candidate who is getting the attention of the electorate is the first female independent candidate, Dr.Isatou Touray.

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