Tag Archives: Women’s rights

04 January 19

South Sudan’s rape crisis is shockingly unremarkable

According to new figures from the United Nations, over 1,100 people have suffered sexual violence in South Sudan this year, the highest figure since 2015. Pramila Patten, the UN’s senior-most expert, says rape and abuse is being used by both government
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02 November 18

Ethiopia: Women’s rights activist chosen to head Supreme Court

Ethiopia has sworn in women’s rights activist Meaza Ashenafi to head the country’s Supreme Court, the first time a woman has held the position.

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13 May 18

Right groups urge Sudan to pardon teenager for killing rapist husband

The United Nations (UN) and international rights groups have called upon Sudanese authorities to pardon a 19-year-old woman sentenced to death for killing her husband as he attempted to rape her.

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18 May 17

Gender equality in East African politics isn’t so equal after all

East Africa has developed something of a reputation for gender equality in politics over the years. Rwanda has a higher percentage of women in parliament than any other country in the world while Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda are also among the highest
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