By Kerigo Odada The Constitution of Kenya 2010 upholds the rights of women as being equal in law to men, and entitled to enjoy equal  opportunities in the political, social and economic spheres. Under Article 81 (b) not more than two-thirds of the members of elective or appointive public bodies shall be of the same […]

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Press Statement For Immediate Release Blantyre, Malawi   May 21st, 2014   The African Women’s Observer Mission accredited under the NGO Gender Coordination Network stand in solidarity with the women of Malawi in this electoral process. There is a revolution that has started in the world where women are taking their rightful place in positions […]

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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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By Ruth Owino According to the 2011 data from the parliamentary union, women occupy 19.4% of parliamentary seats in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is slightly higher than the world average of 19.3%. Despite the progress, there are still not enough women occupying leadership positions. This progress has been uneven and slow and in some cases there […]

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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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