Africa

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 6 April: As South Africa mourns the passing of veteran and anti-apartheid legend Winnie Madikizela-Mandela varying narratives of her roles in society as a freedom fighter, politician, a leader, a woman and mother have emerged in the media. An ENCA trailer when the news broke out called her the hero or […]

April 6, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender & Media

Zim: I Returned to my Country a Stranger

Zim: I Returned to my Country a Stranger

In August 2000, Violet Gonda left her home country to study for an MA in International Journalism in London. She expected it would be for one year. However, she was to spend the next 17 years in exile as a result of being banned from returning to Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe’s regime. But she […]

March 21, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links to take part in CSW 62

Gender Links is set to take part in the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, United Nations (UN) entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend […]

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women issues, a priority for Africa’s future

Young women across the African continent who attended the consultation meeting on African Union Gender Policy and Gender strategy validation strongly called for serious consideration of all young women’s rights as priorities in the AU Gender strategy 2018-2027. The young women in a letter to the Africa Union Director for Women, Gender and Development, Mahawa […]

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

Global : ‘Time’ magazine names #metoo movement as ‘person of the year’

JOHANNESBURG – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomised by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person” in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. Collectively, they’ve been named as “the silence breakers”. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and […]

Political parties and women’s political participation in Commonwealth Africa

Draft report on women’s political participation Six case studies reveal women’s political participation in Commonwealth Africa. Commitments to gender parity in politics are not new and countries plan to increase the number of female representatives. In 2005 under the Commonwealth Plan of Action countries committed themselves to a 30% threshold. In 1996 member countries were encouraged […]

Unlocking Africa’s Potential: The relationship between effective governance and poverty

The impact of more effective governance on poverty reduction Firstly, this research aims to demonstrate the impact of more effective governance on poverty reduction. The priority of the Sustainable Development Goals is to improve human development outcomes. At the heart is poverty reduction. The first target is to eradicate extreme poverty for all people. Goal […]

Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness

Common African Perspective on humanitarian effectiveness: The CAP on humanitarian effectiveness at a glance. One Africa. One Voice. One message. Africa continues to speak with one voice. The AU adopted a common position on humanitarian work in Ethiopia in 2016.It is the consolidation of the aspirations of African Union member states. CAP calls for transformative […]

African Union: Economic Social and Cultural Council

The statutes of the Economic Social and Cultural Council The booklet contains the statutes of the AU’s Economic Social and Cultural Council in English and French. The 20 articles include objectives, composition, membership as well as structure such as committees. Finally, a draft decision on transitional arrangements for the launching of the Council completes the publication.

Africa Renewal: United Nations Department of Public Information

Africa Renewal May – July 2017 Global economy gravity pulling toward Africa is examined in this issue of Africa Renewal. The special feature is on saving our oceans – the threat of plastic as well as climate change. There are also articles on Africa’s digital rise and the internet. August – November 2017 The special […]