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June 23, 2022

Generation Equality: The Dilemma of Funding the Women’s Movement

By Brenda Aromorach   The Women’s Movement aims at developing the capacity of women’s activism to ensure women’s power in their homes; possession of equal rights and ensure women’s rights over their bodies. The Women’s Movement enables women to collectively

June 4, 2022

Generation Equality: GBV Regional Response for Eastern and the Horn of Africa

By Alice Doris Alal     In Kenya, the demographic and health survey of 2014 indicated that due to cultural norms 42% of women and men still believe that wife-beating is acceptable under some conditions. In October 2021, Kenyan record-breaking

May 24, 2022

Generation Equality: Kenya’s Bold Commitment to End GBV by 2026

By Maureen Chebor   Jane Ngweso (not real name) was driving along Forest Road to Parklands in March 2022. While admiring the neat and newly constructed Nairobi Express Highway, a motorbike rider, popularly known as Boda Boda riders abruptly sped

May 17, 2022

South Sudan Sexual Abuse Cases Top 700 in 3 Months: UNMISS

Juba, More than 700 civilians in South Sudan have been abused sexually in the first quarter of this year, with the country seeing a rise in conflict-related abuse, a report by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) indicates.

March 18, 2022

Gender Norms Putting Girls at Greater Health, Social Risks, New Study Shows

Adolescent health interventions, which focus on youth 15 years or older, should target a much younger age group to make an impact, a new report shows. The Global Early Adolescent Study shows that around the world, young boys and girls

March 15, 2022

DR Congo Women Crowdfund to get Gang Rape Suspects to Court

After the trial of alleged gang rapists was postponed over lack of funds to get them to court, incensed women in DR Congo crowdfunded the $450 needed, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. Fifty-six women prisoners were sexually assaulted for three

February 10, 2022

Unsafe Abortions Remain Leading Cause of Death

When Maria Mukabi (not her real name), hardly 18, realised that she was pregnant — and keen to hide it from the mother she sought the assistance of a ‘doctor’ who assured her that she would give her something that

February 8, 2022

The Unequal World of Women’s Reproductive Health

The majority of women and girls in developing countries still do not have access to sexual and reproductive health care, the State of the World Population 2017 report shows. The annual report released on October 17 by the United Nations

November 11, 2020

Regional Women’s Rights Instruments

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April 9, 2018

Africa Barometer reference group meeting in Zambia

THEME: ADVANCING ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS FOR AFRICAN WOMEN AND GIRLS The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) with the support from SIDA, will be developing a thematic Africa Barometer on Sexual Reproductive Health