Category: Gender

Women and sexual minorities including sex workers, men who have sex with men and LGBT people often face stigma and discrimination. This can lead to an acceptance of harmful practices including gender-based violence and sexual risk taking, which impacts on health.

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Zimbabwe to host high-level meeting on empowering women

Zimbabwe will next week (24 to 25 May) host a high-level meeting of the Global POWER Women Network Africa. ...

Sexual and reproductive health report launches in Kenya

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has launched a sexual and reproductive health report following a 2011 public inquiry into the extent and ...

Reducing maternal and infant mortality in Zambia

Giving birth to a baby is a joy for many women but this is not the case for many in Zambia given the high number of maternal deaths. Many women in rur ...

The Segu culture violating the rights of girls and women

Thomas Banda (name changed) graduated from the traditional school where boys who have come of age are taught to engage in Segu (meaning ‘to open’), th ...

‘One in five’ women in labour face disrespect and abuse finds Kenyan Population Council

One in five women giving birth in Kenyan health facilities face disrespect and abuse, according to the latest figures released by the Kenyan Populatio ...

‘With time I have managed to survive’: violence against women living with HIV

KC Sidi Sarro meets the women who are re-building their lives after being abused by their partners and families for being HIV positive. ...

Teenage pregnancy still a challenge for Zambia

Emmanuel Chansa, Provincial AIDS Co-ordinator Advisor, revealed during a meeting of the Provincial AIDS Task Force that 68 girls at Chipata's Hillside ...

Empowering women in the Pacific region

For the first time, an alliance of young women from the Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, has been formed to focus on young women, ...

You share my feelings: the tale of a child bride

Emaweyesh Kassie, 19 year old from Gonder, Northern Ethiopia married when she was six. Here, she shares her experience. ...

‘Empower Girls’: MP’s International Women’s Day message for Uganda

Uganda’s government should ‘empower girls’ to improve the social and economic status of women, according to an International Women’s Day address by Wo ...
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