Africa

Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

Rural women and girls to take centre stage at CSW 62

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take 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. The two week conference will run under the […]

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 […]

African Journal on Conflict Resolution 2016

Volume 16 (2) of the African Journal on Conflict Resolution This edition of this journal on African Conflict Resolution contains the following articles as well as a book review: Efficacy of top-down approaches to post-colonial social co-existence: Zimbabwe Storytelling and the healing of sexual violence survivors: Acholiland, northern Uganda Intergroup conflicts along the Ethiopia-Kenya border; and […]

December 18, 2017 Themes: Conflict | Peace building Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Graca Machel Trust: Multiplying faces, amplifying voices

Making the voices of African women and children count The Graca Machel Trust exists to work with the thousands of voices seeking progress and amplifying African women and children’s voices Our mission is to amplify women’s movements, as well as promote women’s contributions and leadership. Further, we advocate for the protection of children’s rights.