The official said women have been marginalised and not consulted in the process of drafting the Constitution.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a more negative impact on women in Nigeria, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, said on Monday.
President Ashraf Ghani recently signed into law an amendment long sought by women’s rights campaigners.
By Keletso Thobega
A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue.
By Miracle Nwankwo
Despite the rising cases of rape in Africa there seems to be a growing number of activists who inspire us to foresee an Africa free of violence against women, a future where women have been healed from the stigmas of rape and are confident to be the women they want to be without being drawn back by pain or hurt. West Africa has several women in that sphere, including Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a rape and a COVID-19 survivor.
Jasmine and Eric have been texting each other every day, they spend time talking on the phone and often pair off at social gatherings and some of the messages they exchange were downright flirtatious.
An old and reverberated cliché – ‘’Women represent the least valued and the most under-tapped resource,’’ remains true today as it was in time past. The US executive and author Sheryl Sandberg could not have put it better when she said “We must raise both the ceiling and the floor’’ in our struggle to get more women to the top. ‘’When women access their rightful opportunities when their talents are made to shine without hesitation when they have access to education, training and finance when their standing is determined by results and not gender, the effect will be spectacularly transformative, and will represent a return on investment beyond what is imagined by the most progressive amongst us.’’
Across Africa, most schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several international organizations have warned that school closures will hit girls hardest during this time. While many girls will eventually continue with their education once schools reopen, others will never return to school.