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Gender apartheid: oppression of women should be made a crime against humanity – feminist academic explains why

        By Penelope Andrews, New York Law School     Crimes against humanity are occurring with impunity around the globe; from Myanmar to Sudan, Ukraine and elsewhere. And yet, unlike international treaties for the crimes of genocide, torture, apartheid and forced disappearances, there isn’t a treaty specific to crimes against humanity. That lack is now being remedied. The International Law Commission, a UN expert body, has submitted […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 9


Gambia MPs uphold ban on female genital mutilation

      Gambian lawmakers voted this afternoon to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation, rejecting a controversial bill seeking to overturn the law after months of heated debate and international pressure. Legislators killed the bill by voting against all the proposed amendments to the 2015 text that would have decriminalised the practice. Rights groups and the United Nations had urged MPs to reject the bill, saying it […]

todayJuly 15, 2024 5


Sierra Leone bans child marriage with new law

Sierra Leone has brought in a new law banning child marriage with much fanfare at a ceremony organised by First Lady Fatima Bio in the capital, Freetown. The BBC reports that invited guests, including first ladies from Namibia and Cape Verde, watched as her husband President Julius Maada Bio signed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act into law. Anybody now involved in the marriage of a girl aged under the […]

todayJuly 3, 2024 7


We research online ‘misogynist radicalisation’. Here’s what parents of boys should know

Komorebi Photo/Unsplash , CC BY     By Steven Roberts, Monash University and Stephanie Wescott, Monash University     Many parents are worried about their children using social media. But these concerns tend to focus on privacy, exposure to explicit material or contact with strangers. As researchers looking at sexism and misogyny in Australian schools and the influence of social media, we think it is also important for parents to […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 6


NamPol commanders attend gender-based violence training

The Namibian Police Force in collaboration with the Women Action for Development has organised a five-day workshop on gender-based violence and the law for all regional police commanders and their deputies. The workshop is taking place at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa region. Abisai Kashululu National Training coordinator at WAD has more.

todayJune 18, 2024 26


Minister Sioka Calls for Empowering African Children for Brighter Future

Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare minister, Doreen Sioka, called on stakeholders to ensure that every African child has the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to the realisation of a brighter future for Namibia and Africa as a whole. Sioka made this call during the National commemoration of the Day of African Child at Nghifikwa Ndailikana Primary School in Ohangwena.  

todayJune 17, 2024 15


Sheinbaum victory: a win for Mexican women?

      By Laura BONILLA   Nearly two decades after its then-president described women as "two-legged washing machines," Mexico has elected a woman to lead a country with a long history of gender-based bigotry and violence. The new leader, Claudia Sheinbaum, has talked about the desire of women to "live without fear" and rails against the stereotype that a woman is "prettier when she keeps her mouth shut." But […]

todayJune 3, 2024 4

Business / Economics

EIB Global Invests €25 million in Amethis Fund III to promote sustainable growth of African businesses

      The has so far invested nearly €3 billion in equity funds with a geographic focus entailing Africa. In 2023, close to 60% of EIB’s fund investments were in Africa. Amethis has supported the growth of more than 30 African companies employing more than 40,000 people. European Investment Bank (EIB Global) has invested €25 million into Amethis Fund III, a pan-African fund providing private equity growth capital to medium […]

todayMay 29, 2024 11