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GAMBIA: African First Ladies Committed To Zero New HIV/AIDS Infections
Saturday, 05 April 2014

Source: Daily Observer
The First Lady of the Republic has reaffirmed that the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) remains committed to the global vision of getting to zero discrimination, zero new HIV infection and AIDS related diseases. She noted that their campaign to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies is at a particularly crucial moment.

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NIGERIA: Confab - Ita-Giwa Decries Violence Against Women
Saturday, 05 April 2014

Source: Vanguard
Abuja – Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa has decried the rising cases of violence against women in Nigeria, saying it greatly violated their rights as human being and as citizens of the country.

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AFRICA: Women’s Rights in Africa: Land reform, Gender Equality And Social Equity
Saturday, 05 April 2014

Source: Southern Times Africa
International Women's Day on March 8 is an annual commemoration extending back for over a century. In Africa women have been in the forefront of the movements toward national liberation, social and environmental justice as well as gender equality.

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RWANDA: Fertility Clinic Opens in Kigali
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: The New Times
Rwandans will no longer have to travel abroad to get fertility-related care following the opening of a fertility clinic in Kigali.

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LIBERIA: 15-Year - Old Gives Birth to Triplex in Nimba
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: The Analyst
Monrovia — The mother of a fifteen year old girl who gave birth to a triplex in Camp 4 in Nimba County is calling on the government and philanthropic organizations to help provide support for the children.

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ZAMBIA: Abuse Against Women, Girls Worrying
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: Times of Zambia
Women and girls in Zambia are continuously facing outrageous discrimination and violations of their human rights. Everyday in the media there are stories of Gender Based Violence (GBV) such as defilement cases, early marriages and other forms of discrimination and abuse against women.

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TANZANIA: Pregnant Women Need Societal Protection
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: Tanzania Daily News
THE government envisages building medical operation theatres and maternity waiting rooms in all district health centres, in a quest to improve reproductive health services which, at the moment, are bleak.

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NIGERIA: 'Nigeria Should Key Into MDGs for Women's Economic Empowerment'
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: Daily Trust
Mrs Amina Suzanah Agbaje is a private legal practitioner, Notary Public and Managing Partner Lex Suites (a Law Firm in Abuja) and current Chairperson of the International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA (Nigeria) Abuja branch. In this interview she speaks on women rights, domestic violence, child molestation, among others.

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KENYA: Tobiko Deploys Special Units to Nip FGM
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: CaitalFM
Nairobi — The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has established and deployed a specialised Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Unit (FGM) to the counties that is charged with prosecution and sensitisation of communities on legislation that prohibits the practice.

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TANZANIA: Marrying Young Fuels Domestic, Sexual Violence
Friday, 04 April 2014

Source: Tanzania Daily News
WHEN one attends a meeting where women activists and politicians convene, there is something that becomes evident.

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