The Economic Consequences of Sex

Until recently, there has been very little analysis of women's role in the economy. But new evidence is emerging of the cultural barriers to women's economic advancement, which must be addressed if the world is ever to attain its goal of gender equality. more»

Victims of Boko Haram Abductions Tell Their Stories

Women and girls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram are forced to marry, convert, and endure physical and psychological abuse, forced labor, and rape in captivity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. more»

Uganda Has Widest Gender Gap in East Africa - Report

Uganda is the least gender-equal society in East Africa, the 2014 Global Gender Gap Index has revealed. more»

Grace Mugabe to Contest Presidency

Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe's long serving President Robert Mugabe, is venturing into politics as the succession battle rages on. more»

South Sudan At 'Crossroads' As It Seeks to Combat Sexual Violence, Says UN Official


Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread use of rape could ultimately be stopped through greater political and legal efforts by the Government and civil society. more»

Can the Real Miss Kenya Please Stand Up?

There has been a tussle between two camps claiming ownership of the Miss Kenya title. One camp run by model scout Tony Chirah recently held their own version of the title where a Miss Kenya was crowned. more»

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