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March 8 is celebrated as the International Women’s Day – an event that celebrates women’s achievements on many scores ranging from the political to the social, and at

New York, 8 March 2018 - We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed oppression and discrimination to flourish

Architects at the drawing board of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) identified gender equality and women’s empowerment as key to achieving all the other goals. Six out of

I remember a friend saying that gay rights is the issue of our generation and, while I agreed at the time, I can’t help but feel that he

- Commission on the Status of Women agrees United Nations member states, civil society and business leaders attending the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The recently concluded 25thAfrican Union (AU) Summit in South Africa, in which the Chairman, President Robert Mugabe, acknowledged with delight the presence of more women than previous summits

When the Rwandan delegation went to Beijing, China, in 1995 for the landmark women’s conference, just a year after the genocide in their country, the East African nation

In this op-ed for International Women’s Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka takes a look at the mixed progress since the 1995 Beijing Conference and asks for

Mining firm, Sierra Rutile last week launched its new Livelihood Restoration Project, with a series of programmes aimed at helping women in the surrounding communities improve their standard