Lands in communities around the world are mostly owned by men with women having little access and right to ownership of land for farming. Thus, the FAO is calling for measures to make it easier for women and girls to have equal tenure rights and have access to lands, fisheries, and forests.
In a bid to tackle inequality in key sectors of the economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, launch the Women Economic Assembly (WECONA) which will put major sectors under the spotlight to evaluate the level of participation of women-owned businesses.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the economic empowerment of women will bring the country closer to its Constitutional aspiration of meaningful equality between men and women. The President stated this in his weekly newsletter.
AS activists strive to find solutions to persisting gender inequality and gender based violence in Zanzibar, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Women have promised to continue supporting all initiatives that will bear better results.
Top UN officials meeting at the 76th General Assembly have issued a strong call to action against gender-based violence (GBV), following a rise in forced displacement and other humanitarian emergencies around the world.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan as she left school in 2012, pleaded with the world not to compromise on the protection of Afghan women’s rights following the Taliban takeover.
The President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has assured members of the international community of her administration’s commitment to continue positive developments on gender equality despite emerging challenges in the area.