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LIBERIA: One Billion Rising for Justice for Liberian Women
Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Source: Swazi Observer
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all must join efforts to put this to an end," says Oniel Bestman, one of many men who participated in the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign in Monrovia.

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GAMBIA: From Health-Based to Right-Based Approach in Fight to Eliminate FGM
Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Source: The Point
FGM is no doubt one of the most controversial traditional practices affecting the health and right of women and girls in our society. FGM is found rotating between two key players of our society: the health workers and the religious leaders with each of this two giving out different opinions as regards FGM.

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UGANDA: Helping Uganda's HIV Positive Women Avoid Unplanned Pregnancies
Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Source: IPS News
Barbara Kemigisa used to call herself an "HIV/AIDS campaigner". These days she would rather be known as an "HIV/AIDS family planning campaigner". "We need to reduce unplanned pregnancies and the HIV infection rate in our country," Kemigisa told IPS during Uganda's first national family planning conference on July 28. "It's about dual protection."

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AFRICA: African Women Are Africa's Future
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: Huffington Post
The Obama administration is pushing for greater U.S. investment in Africa. But the great African summit, held in Washington recently, was largely theater; necessary and important, but still a work of fiction.

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SUDAN: Why Have Women Been Excluded From Peace-Building In Sudan?
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: The Guardian
Sudanese women contribute greatly to their communities during war, but they have been left out of the formal peace process

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UGANDA: Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: IPS News
Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda's capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: "Netball for the girls and football for the boys," recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy's game in Makindye.

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EGYTP: NGOs Condemn Minister’s Intention To Exclude Women From Governor Reshuffle
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: Daily News
A coalition of groups advocating for women's rights said Monday it is necessary to include women in the upcoming governor reshuffle after a minister said women would only be appointed as "deputies and assistants".

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GHANA: The Ark Foundation Ghana Sensitizes Young Urban Women To Be Economic Independent
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: Peace FM
The Ark foundation Ghana, an advocacy-based Women's Rights Non-governmental Organization whose primary purpose is to seek the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children has embarked on Young Urban Women's Project to create awareness on the need for young women in the Urban Communities to be economic independent.

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AFRICA: Women Empowerment Key for Africa to Develop
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Source: SA News
Home Affairs Deputy Minister Fatima Chohan says the underrepresentation of women in social, political and economic spheres must be addressed if Africa is to develop fully.

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NIGERIA: 57 Escaped Chibok Girls Gain Admission In US
Monday, 25 August 2014

Source: Leadership Nigeria                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Centre for Promotion of Ethics, Values and National Integration (CENPEVNI), has said that it has secured admission for the 57 escaped Chibok school girls from a school in the United States of America (USA), through its collaboration with other groups.

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