By Nyaguthii Wangui Maina* As the Third International Conference on Financing for Development drew to a close last week, two messages that rang through the discussions when it came to achieving Gender Equality was that firstly, there is need for gender responsive tax and budgeting; and secondly,  more money is required for women’s mobilization groups, […]

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By Nyaguthii Wangui Maina* July 10th 2015, marked an important day when feminists from around the globe converged in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to share their views, reflect and consecrate their ideas ahead of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. With a vibrant room filled to capacity by both female and male counterparts, succinct […]

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The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (better known as the Maputo Protocol) is one of the world’s most comprehensive women’s human rights instruments, with progressive provisions aimed at addressing the current realities of girls and women across the African continent including addressing harmful […]

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Anniversary. Salud to each and all of you. My name is Marta, I am from El Salvador. In my compass, to look for the real and right direction, and for real solutions, not false ones, my north is the south. Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther King […]

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​African women have been at the forefront of shaping the global agenda for women’s rights from the 3rd World Conference on Women in Nairobi in 1985 that resulted in the “Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies”. The 4th World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 was chaired by a prominent African woman, Mrs. Gertrude Mongella, […]

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By Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda November is a month of collective local and global reflection about women’s rights, empowerment and equality as we review the Beijing Commitment. I share with you my thoughts and some of the issues that have been sitting in my belly as I reflect on the journey from 1995 to the present. Beijing agenda […]

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