Source:  Conversation Africa

Safe abortion and post-abortion care are essential health services. But until the publication of the 2022 World Health Organization (WHO) abortion care guidelines there was a narrow definition of abortion safety. In previous WHO guidelines, medical safety was the guiding principle of safe abortion. Safety, according to the WHO, referred to abortion carried out using the recommended methods, by a person with the necessary skills or in an environment that conformed to minimal medical standards, or both.

Source: Front Page Africa

MOUNT BARCLAY, Montserrado – 18-year-old Dearest is one of five girls who made headlines last year when they were abducted and forcefully initiated into the Sande Society here. Nearly a year on she is still angry and traumatized.

What Dearest most wants to see is the women who abducted her prosecuted for their crimes. She is pleased to hear that a new bill before the legislature would do that.

Source : All Africa

Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh is the third female Chief Justice in Liberia's 175 years of existence. The founding member of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and former Associate Justice was one of two female judges in the current five-member Supreme Court.

Justice Yuoh succeeds Francis Korkpor, who retires in September, a year before the next presidential and general elections. She takes over a court mired in corruption (as with many other Sub-Saharan judicial systems) with a Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score of 29/100 (a country's perceived level of public sector corruption where 0 is extremely corrupt and 100 is impeccably lawful) and ranking at 136 out of 180 countries and territories in Transparency International's 2021 report. Liberia has dropped 12 points since 2012, making it one of the biggest decliners in sub-Saharan Africa.

During the vetting process, the career advocate pledged to push for swift, decisive, accurate decisions and to improve access to and within the court system. She also highlighted her plans for a credible and robust judiciary.


Source: IPS News

Agnes Opus sells cereals in Busia, the border town between Kenya and Uganda. This is her lifeline through which she caters for her immediate family’s needs from school fees to housing and medical care and support to her extended family. While she dedicates all her energy and time to this work which she loves, she struggles to meet all her needs. She faces many non-tariff barriers including harassment by officials and unclear and ever-changing information on trade requirements.

Agnes’ challenges are not unique to her. They represent the plight of millions of women across the continent engaged in cross-border trade. They expect that the Women and Youth in Trade Conference and the adoption of a Women and Youth protocol by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), will make it easy for women to trade.

Source: IPS
Madrid — While women in rich societies are paid around 25% less than men for equal jobs, those living in impoverished countries receive by far much lower salaries, if any at all.

Source: Africa News
Senegal will break new ground Monday as West Africa's largest-ever proportion of women MPs take their seats in a newly elected legislature, stirring hopes of change in a country where patriarchal laws and attitudes are entrenched.

Source : All Africa News

Girls in nearly a third of African countries face significant barriers to education when they become pregnant. But this is changing. In 2019, the government of Niger adopted an order directing schools to allow married and/or pregnant girls to continue their studies and return after they have delivered/have given birth. 

Source: PassBlue

A mere 17 women were appointed or elected to parliaments, ministerial or electoral offices in the West Africa/Sahel region out of 134 available positions from December 2021 to June 2022. While the paltry figures have long raised concerns among the region’s women’s-rights advocates, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres also chimed in while reporting on the concerning security developments in the region to the Security Council recently.

Source: Human Rights Watch

L’Union Africaine devrait fournir des lignes directrices et encourager des réformes politiques afin de garantir que les filles puissent poursuivre leur scolarité.

Source: Courrier international

Le coût de la violence sexiste en Afrique du Sud représente une perte sèche pour l’économie du pays. En 2019, la première puissance industrielle du continent africain a perdu plus de 2 milliards d’euros, entre soins médicaux et procédures judiciaires.

Source: DW

Almost one in every two African women has experienced violence at some point during her life. But perpetrators silence their victims by saying the woman is to blame, or that she provoked the abuse. How can this change?

SOURCE: Capital FM

The just concluded elections are a testament that with the right laws, policies and affirmative action, women can thrive in whatever they set out to achieve.


La Commission Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples a formulé 9 recommandations à l’encontre des Etats en ce qui concerne la violence numérique. Elles ont été établies lors de sa 72ème session ordinaire, qui a eu lieu virtuellement, du 19 juillet au 2 août 2022.

Source:  France24

Kenyans have elected a record number of women to positions of power in this month's polls, with the list including seven governors, three senators and 26 MPs, in a step towards gender equality.

Source: ADIAC-Congo

La ministre de la Promotion de la Femme et de l’Intégration de la Femme au Développement, Inès Bertille Nefer Ingani, a invité, le 5 août, à Brazzaville, à l’occasion de la célébration de la Journée de la Femme Africaine, les institutions nationales et internationales à oeuvrer davantage pour l’émancipation financière des femmes.

Source: IT News Africa

Cybersecurity awareness firm KnowBe4 Africa has released the results of their latest survey titled the 2022 KnowBe4 Women’s Day Survey, gaining insights from more than 200 women from across the technology industry in South Africa.

Source: CRTV

La ministre de la Promotion de la Femme et de la Famille, Marie-Thérèse Abena Ondoa, s’exprimait ansi le 2 août, à l’occasion de la célébration de la 60e édition de la journée de la Femme Africaine.

Source: ONU Info

Les services de protection font cruellement défaut aux réfugiés et aux migrants effectuant des voyages périlleux depuis le Sahel et la Corne de l’Afrique vers l’Afrique du Nord et l’Europe, y compris les survivants de la traite des êtres humains, a averti l’agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre la traite des personnes (30 juillet).

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