UN: ‘Unfathomable’ Taliban restrictions on women must end

INTERNATIONAL The United Nations is urging the Taliban to immediately revoke policies targeting girls and women in Afghanistan. Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “No country can develop – indeed survive – socially and economically with half its population excluded.” “These unfathomable restrictions placed on women[…]

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Numsa urges women to unite against Gender-based Violence

The National Union of Metalworkers’ Union of South Africa (Numsa) has urged women to unite against Gender-based Violence. The union’s second deputy president, Puleng Phaka says the current crop of women is facing a different struggle from those who fought against the oppressive pass laws. She was addressing Numsa members in Kimberley[…]

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SA is made up of women who lead from the front: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is made up of women who lead from the front across all sectors. Addressing thousands of women at the National Women’s Day Commemoration at Richmond in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, he also congratulates KwaZulu-Natal Premier nominee Nomusa Dube-Ncube. She was announced as the province’s preferred candidate[…]

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More women take up arms for self defense in SA

The multibillion-rand local gun industry has not been spared from the supply chain disruptions faced by many industries as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Industry players say the poor service delivery at the Central Firearms Registry at the South African Police Service has added to[…]

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Women diplomats take lead in Turkiye’s relations with Africa

Turkiye’s women diplomats have played an important role in building political, economic and cultural relations with African countries in the last 20 years, Anadolu News Agency reports. Turkiye has been strengthening its diplomatic relations with Africa and is now among the countries with the highest number of diplomatic representations on the continent.[…]

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