The Beijing Dispatch: Call for articles on progress in achievement of women’s rights and gender equality as the Beijing Platform for Action Turns 25
The year 1995 was a turning point for the women’s movement in Africa and the world at large with the unanimous adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) by 189 countries. This agenda has been defined as the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights and…Read More »
Do HR Managers in the horticultural sector care about gender relations in the workplace? We are making sure they do!
The Women@Work campaign supported by Hivos has been running for a few years now. The task of the campaign is clear, but not simple; achieve decent work for women working in global value chains in the horticulture sector most notably flowers, fruits and vegetables grown for export. The campaign works…Read More »
Akina Mama wa Afrika is pleased to announce the addition of new members to her Pan African Board of Directors. We are thrilled at the passion and expertise they bring in leading AMwA on her mission to strengthen the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle…Read More »
The Africa CSO Consultation on the Common African Position (CAP) on Population and Development Meeting in Namibia
In July 2012, the African Union Summit mandated the African Union Commission to identify Africa’s priorities for the post-2015 Development Agenda in close consultation with Member Stated and Regional Economic Communities. Later in May 2013, the African Union Summit further established a High-Level Committee of Heads of State and Government…Read More »
Women’s bodies are the first site of violence in situations of conflict and forced displacement. They become the currency of trade, to be exchanged for men to assuage fantasies of power and for access to basic goods needed in emergency situations. The atrocities of sexual violence including rape, sexual exploitation…Read More »