UN calls for women’s full participation in labour force | L’ONU appelle à la pleine participation des femmes au monde du travail

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations on Wednesday marked International Women’s Day with calls for empowering and educating women and girls to reach gender equality … Read More

UNAMID wants more women involved in Sudan’s local administration

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Photo: REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly PANA Khartoum, Sudan – The United Nations/African Union Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has tasked traditionally male-dominated communities to involve women in local administration, saying less than 1 percent of women are involved in such processes. In … Read More

Dlamini Zuma seeks full engagement of women in Mali’s national dialogue

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Photo:dejeka.wz.cz PANA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has praised the resilience and courage of the women in Mali under very difficult conditions, as their country emerges from a trying moment in its history. … Read More

United Nations, World Bank support women’s health and girls’ education in the Sahel

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (front, left) and Jim Yong Kim (right), President of the World Bank Group, in Timbuktu, during their joint mission to Mali; Photo: UN PANA New York, US – Responding to Niger’s “Call to Action” for improvements in … Read More

United Nations Committee urges Djibouti to curb violence against women

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Photo: Eric A. Clement PANA New York, US – The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Committee has urged the government of Djibouti to effectively enforce laws aimed at protecting women from violence. The committee, in a statement obtained by PANA in … Read More

United Nations human rights group adopts landmark text on women’s rights in conflicts

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Lesotho women protesting violence against women at a National Women’s Day protest at National University of LesothoPhoto: K. Kendall PANA New York, US– A key UN human rights body has provided authoritative guidance to countries that have ratified the women’s … Read More

UN Security Council tasks nations on women’s role in peace process

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Photo: UN PANA New York, US- The UN Security Council on Friday issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war … Read More

Dafurian women discuss Doha peace document

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Ms. Nabila Abdilkarim, member of the High Committee for UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Photo: Albert González Farran PANA Khartoum, Sudan-Some 40 women representatives of civil society organizations from North Darfur have met in Fashir where … Read More