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The Importance of Water: #WaterIsLife

What is the importance of water? “Water is life” is such a common expression that we use it almost as a cliché. However, that phrase is probably one of the most powerfully...
sexual violence against women and girls

Sexual Violence Surging In South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” said the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville.
Men and women from Kalawa ward in Kenya’s Makueni County

Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

“Women are increasingly playing a key role in economically uplifting of their households, unlike before, but they need access to affordable loans from financial institutions and requisite skills to run own enterprise.”
one of the many refugee camps outside of Somalia’s capital

The Hidden Economic Costs Of Displacement

In a new report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) examines the financial costs of internal displacement across major crises around the world, raising awareness of the importance of preventing future displacement as well as responding to such situations efficiently.
The independence arch in Ghana

Ghana: Is There Press Freedom Without Accountability?

“I’m devastated because the life of a brilliant, dedicated and young journalist has been cowardly cut short. I’m angered because journalists in Ghana have never felt safe, despite our role very clearly recognized and sealed by the country’s constitution”
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Give Girls A Chance Nigeria

As we celebrate International Women's Day, Give Girls A Chance Nigeria is committed to working toward a gender-balanced world and creating a #BalanceforBetter. #IWD2019
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made by women and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
rural women

Smart Tech Will Only Work for Women When the Fundamentals for Its Uptake Are...

Clearly, poor rural women would benefit the most from new ways of working on the land. Therefore, technology and innovation must benefit women and men equally for it to work well for society.
gender inequality

Where Is The Progress Promised On Gender?

108 years is too long to wait for gender equality - this International Women’s Day, the demands of the women on the front lines must not just be heard, but acted upon.
Cameroon

Cameroon: Land And Property Rights

Cameroon is a Central African country situated on the Gulf of Guinea. Its population is 24.1 million (2017) and just over half the people live in urban areas. Its landscape is diverse and has...
Refugees in Ethiopia

How Ethiopia Is Managing Refugees And Shoppers From Eritrea Amid New Peace

The sudden peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the opening of their previously closed and dangerous border, sent shockwaves of hope and optimism throughout the two countries. But a new issue has arisen: whether Eritreans coming into Ethiopia should still be classed as refugees.
burkina faso

Burkina Faso: Land And Property Rights

Burkina Faso is working hard to emerge from the large-scale political and social upheaval that characterized the 18 months following the popular uprising that resulted in the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré in October...
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