• Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Women aim for representation in Mauritius government

    29 Aug 2011

    A new study is showing that Mauritian women are making great strides toward representation in government. But Nasseem Ackbarally reports that there is a lot more to be done.

     

    Zim women stand up for their rights

    29 Aug 2011

    Young women in Zimbabwe are taking steps to ensure that decisions around their bodies and sex become part of their human rights. Zukiswa Zimela reports:
     

    Third SADC gender barometer shows progress

    18 Aug 2011

    Gender Links are taking their findings on the SADC gender protocol to the SADC meeting in Luanda, Angola. Click here to listen to an IPS interview with Colleen Lowe Morna.

     

    SA aims at more than MDGs: Minister

    18 Aug 2011

    Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

    Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

    Governments that agreed to the Millennium Development Goals have four years before the 2015 deadline. Gender Links, a women’s rights NGO, has released a barometer to measure some of the successes in the SADC region. Zukiswa Zimela asked  South African minister of Home affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, if women are making a difference.

     

    Study shows women need more prominence in the newsroom

    19 Jul 2011


    Study shows women need more prominence in the newsroom

     

    Lao Women Take A Bow

    13 Jul 2011

    Lao women artists have been trying to create more space in arts, literature and performance circles for discussion of issues relevant to women, but the path to doing this has not always been easy. Against this backdrop, the recognition that they got in the 2011 artist awards in Laos was a long-awaited one. Video report by Vannaphone Sitthirath for IPS Asia-Pacific.

    Do more than talk say gender activists

    01 Jul 2011

    Gender activists at the fifth SADC water dialogue, in Swaziland, say the time for talking about gender and poverty reduction is past; they say action is now needed to address the needs of the poor in Africa.

    Gender Activists say African Organisations Should Focus More on Gender When They Gather for Talks

    01 Jul 2011

    Noma Neseni. Credit: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

    Noma Neseni. Credit: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

    Gender activists say African organisations should focus more on gender when they gather for talks.

     

    Ondas de mujeres desde una favela de Brasil

    30 Jun 2011

    Tambores de paz comenzaron a reemplazar el sonido de las balas de los
    enfrentamientos entre las fuerzas policiales y los narcotraficantes en
    el Complexo Alemao, un conjunto de favelas o barrios pobres de Río de Janeiro. Y en este proceso participan activamente las Mujeres de Paz, reclutadas por las autoridades entre líderes comunitarias, que promueven los derechos los derechos de la gente de sus comunidades, en especial de las mujeres, y facilitan alternativas laborales y de formación para los jóvenes en situación vulnerable.

    Ahora esas Mujeres de Paz han creado “Radio Mujer, un ambiente comunitario”, una emisora cuyo primer programa: “En las ondas del medio ambiente” les permite hablar de la situación de la favela, de su entorno y de los problemas de las mujeres, como la violencia de género, para aportar soluciones y lograr que la paz llegue también por el dial.