Ms Afropolitan shared her thoughts on the recent film we produced along with UNDP; WOMEN RISING: Poltical Leadership in Africa – we’re reblogging it here: By MsAfropolitan/Minna Salami I just watched Women Rising: Political Leadership in Africa, a documentary by FEMNET and UNDP and thought I’d share it with you all here (embedded below). To me, the need for […]

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                                           AP Photo/Courtesy of Awel el Kheit By Mohammed Garain Elmi “Conservative religious clerics and some government officials who blame women, saying they invite harassment and sexual abuse by mixing with men.” (Source). So what they’re saying is that men can’t control themselves. BUT the men want complete authority. Does this make sense? Clearly and […]

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WOMEN GRAB THE REINS OF DEMOCRACY Africa has an unprecedented number of female presidential contestants in 2011-2012: Cameroon: Kah Walla Egypt: Bothaina Kamel Kenya: Hon. Martha Karua Senegal: Prof. Amsatou Sow Sidibe Zambia: Hon. Edith Nawakwi Simultaneously we have seen a regression in the proportion of women in Parliament in several member states such as […]

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DEMOCRACY IS IN THE AIR Three African nations, namely Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have recently undergone revolutions, overturning undemocratic and authoritarian governments that have been in power for decades without the consent of their people. “You can tear a flower, but you can’t stop spring from coming!” -Tunisian Activist Article 4 of the African Charter […]

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan-African organization that works to promote African women’s collective leadership for equality, peace and sustainable development. FEMNET invites you to a Public Forum which is part of our Third Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership, taking place in Nairobi from 29th – 31st […]

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