Long before the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in 2006, Child Marriage was forecast as a social menace and The Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 (also known as the Sarda Act), attempted to outlaw child marriage in the British India Legislature. However, it lacked implementation, largely due to the fear of British authorities losing support […]
Despite making strides towards gender equality, Nepali women still do not have equal status as their male counterparts. This inequality can be ended by implementing fair, inclusive and evidence-driven policies.
In Latin America, March 8th was marked by protests and commemorations both online and offline. Thousands of women took to the streets and to their social networks to join the demonstrations and voice their concerns. Although the motivation behind each protest was unique to its specific country, women across the region were united in resistance […]
Legislator Lorena Peña, a member of the governing leftist FMLN, urged her counterparts on Monday to approve a bill meant to decriminalize and modify the full abortion ban before the conservative party ARENA takes over the government as a result of the elections carried out earlier this month.
In Zimbabwe, a host of barriers are preventing adolescents, defined as aged 10 to 19 years, from accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services safely and confidentially without the consent of their parents. Without free and informative access to health services that include contraceptives, treatment for sexually transmitted infections and condoms, national studies show that […]
Kenyan women from various counties are among hundreds of delegates and representatives of governments and the civil society who have converged in New York for what is billed to be the biggest global meeting on gender inequality.
Advocates from ten countries spanning East and West Africa came together for the second annual Africa Reproductive Rights Initiative (ARRI) convening in Zanzibar, Tanzania from March 5-8, 2018. This year’s convening focused on tackling complex reproductive rights issues and sharpening communications skills, while providing participants a platform to network and strengthen the regional movement towards […]
The new freezers at Somalia’s only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five. The big hope is that they could be the start of a revolution in how the troubled Horn of Africa country tackles its widespread sexual violence — provided some daunting hurdles are overcome.
JOHANNESBURG – Across Southern Africa, courageous people and activists refused to give in to government repression and took to the streets to claim their human rights under difficult circumstances, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Abuja — The Federal Government has been urged to prioritise Women Peace and Security (WPS) issues as outlined in Nigeria’s 2nd National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementations of United Nations Resolution 1325, simply called UNSCR 1325.