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Women in the Middle East North African region pushing back against patriarchy

The scales are still tilted in favour of men, but younger people with tertiary education have less discriminatory attitudes

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

Examples from Rwanda and Sierra Leone can be incorporated into transitional justice frameworks

Sigh. I’m still protesting

Women may be tired but we must continue to fight abuse for the sake of the new generation

SA’s women are fighting for social justice remarkable women

Female activists are at the forefront of claiming socioeconomic rights through the courts

Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose

The government plans to overhaul the country's current abortion laws

How to get women’s voices heard in African politics

Getting women into politics is only half of the challenge. The second half is to make sure that women are not only seen, but also heard

Women have the power to swing the 2019 election

But none of the parties has made gender issues a core element of their campaigns except for the Women Forward Party

Sexual harassment still plagues the workplace

Institutions can set up a gender equity unit such as the one at Wits University to assist victims

Today, we are all women

Women and men must together gather the resolve it takes for change to take hold everywhere

Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it

How can we better measure democracy to reflect women’s lived reality?

Customary wives in fight against marital abuse

Depending on the resources they have access to, women can call family meetings to shame their husbands or use the full weight of statutory law

Go figure how women make a difference

At the current rate of progress, it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender equality and female empowerment at work

2018, the year of women’s rights?

A new report by Amnesty International has urged governments around the world to prioritise making resources available for the empowerment of women

France ban on face veil ‘violates’ women’s rights — UN panel

The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering their faces in public

Women’s rights must include land rights

Women around the world tell a similar tale of tilling the land and producing food but being denied secure rights to land

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Disrupt the corrupt

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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