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ISS: What makes women resist violent extremism in Mali and Niger?

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Investing in girls’ education from an early age is essential for building their resilience and financial independence. Research has shown why women join violent extremist groups in...

Women in law enforcement agencies commended

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North West Acting Premier Motlalepula Rosho has commended women in law enforcement agencies for their sterling work of ensuring law and order in different...

South African women risk assault to reach work as taxi violence...

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South African language tutor Debbie Odumuko has already survived a shootout in a grocery store since fighting between rival taxi drivers resurfaced in Cape...

Only half of women in developing world in charge of their...

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Only about half of women and girls in developing countries are able to make decisions over their own bodies such as whether they want...

National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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A 96-page document released this month is a South African government-led roadmap for action as regards women, peace and security. It aims, according to Naledi...

Number of women in jail soars, despite global push to cut...

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The number of women in jail globally has soared by 17% in a decade, despite leaders’ pledges to put fewer women behind bars for...

ISS: Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

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The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some...

Refugee women in Africa say domestic violence rose during pandemic

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More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Egypt jails five women influencers over TikTok posts

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An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality...

Sudanese women bear scars from the fight for freedom

After six years abroad, Khadija Saleh returned to Sudan in March to join street protesters demanding change. She was part of a sit-in near the...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...