By Bongile Sigonyela
Judge Jackson was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Miami, Florida. She was raised by her parents, who had started out as public-school teachers. Later, as their career progressed, they became leaders and administrators in the Miami-Dade Public School system.
By Khadija Yusra Sanusi
In July 2021, Dinidari Foundation – which envisions a society where fundamental rights of vulnerable women and youth are upheld – hosted a 4-hour conference titled From the Streets to Parliament: Strengthening Women’s Political Power in Nigeria. The conference was curated by Abuja Discourse, a platform coordinated by the foundation to curate conversations about policy and legislative-driven solutions to different issues including women, youths, electoral reforms, access to justice, bills, and sexual harassment.
Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge has been sworn in in the Islamabad capital. In the Muslim-majority country’s top court, Ayesha Malik, 55, now sits on a bench with 16 other male colleagues
By Walcott Aganu
We criticize more than praise. Fiery or flowery rhetoric cannot disguise the fact that most politicians have not delivered what they promised. Hence, we should praise those leaders who look dull but have performed spectacularly, especially when it is a woman.
Boston has elected its first woman mayor. Michelle Wu, 36, will be the first woman to serve in the city’s top office and the first person of colour. She defeated fellow Democrat Annissa Essaibi George, 47.
New Zealand’s first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed governor-general, Dame Cindy Kiro, was officially sworn in on Thursday in Wellington to take on a largely ceremonial role, pledging to reach out to migrants and marginalized citizens.
By Khadija Yusra Sanusi
In a 2018 review of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” I published as a student journalist for the American University of Paris’s Peacock Plume, I wrote: “Black Panther is a representation of everything that I stand for. Strong, black women leading the world; an African country that does not need “donations” from former colonizers; a country in which cultures from every corner of the continent are represented; Africans wanting to come back ‘home’ even though the mainstream opinion of outsiders is that Wakanda is a third world country that is only rich in “textiles, shepherds and cool outfits.”