Inspired by a visit from our partners, Policy and Advocacy Manager Lee takes us on a tour of some women’s rights related spots around Parliament.
As Zimbabwe votes on a draft constitution, our partner calls on the government to keep their promise to protect women and girls from political violence.
Seema Malhotra MP: “On V-Day I spoke in Parliament about how the best way to end violence is to empower women, both through changing social structures but also challenging social norms.”
In the recent elections the number of women MPs in Ghana increased 50%, thanks in part to our partner WiLDAF’s campaign. But equality is still a long way off…
While 2012 had its fair share of dispiriting news, we wanted to start the New Year by remembering some of the positive changes for women’s rights that we saw last year.
Women’s political representation in Ghana is shrinking. The number of women in parliament has fallen from 11% to 8% since 2005. Will it fall again after the elections on 7 December?
Womankind’s partners are part of the “Women’s Situation Room” in Sierra Leone, monitoring incidents of violence around the elections and making sure women’s voices are heard.
In the run up to next year’s elections in Zimbabwe our Chief Executive Jackie sees how our partner WIPSU is working to connect women at the grassroots with women leaders.
We brought three of our partners from different countries together in Harare, Zimbabwe to discuss ways of promoting and supporting women’s leadership.
Policy Manager Lee looks at what Justine Greening’s first speech as Secretary of State for International Development might mean for women.
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