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    In Women's Words



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    IPS Africa brings you the stories of women across the continent, as they join millions of others across the world in the fight against gender inequality and discrimination. Join us and listen to our weekly reports, as we track their journey towards achieving equal rights.

    Gender must be on COP17 agenda: SADC

    14 Nov 2011

    The head of SADCs gender unit,
    Magdeline Mathiba-Madibela, says climate change affects women in Southern Africa and their plight must be discussed at COP 17 in Durban later this month. Zukiswa Zimela interviews Mathiba-Madibela in Gaborone and asked her what is needed to protect women against climate change.


    Zambian farmers blame climate change for drought

    03 Nov 2011

    Zambian farmers say a lack of rain is putting a strain on their crops and they are starting to point their fingers at climate change. Brian Moonga reports from Lusaka.


    Women must be more active in African government

    05 Oct 2011

    Women should take a more active role in ensuring peace and security on the African continent. Zukiswa Zimela reports from the fifth ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.


    Zambia needs to do more on gender equality

    03 Oct 2011

    Zambia has signed numerous international treaties to help promote gender equality, among them the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on equal pay for work of equal value. But, as Brian Moonga reports, some gender activists feel much more needs to be done to reach gender parity.


    Women need more backing for business

    22 Sep 2011

    A lack of funding is stopping South Africa businesswomen from reaching their rightfull place in the commercial sector. Zukiswa Zimela interviews the awardwinning CEO of Sikelela, Nondumiso Mzizana.


    SA needs to use water more than once

    21 Sep 2011

    Experts say South Africa needs to focus on reusing its water or it will be forced to import the resource from beyond its borders. Zukiswa Zimela reports from Johannesburg.


    More Aids education is needed for young women

    01 Sep 2011

    Throughout eastern and southern Africa, girls and women between the ages of 15 and 24 carry more than double the risk of getting HIV than men of the same age. Zuki Zimela reports on the sister-to-sister programme.


    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: