(GIN)—Despite dire warnings that he faced expulsion from Kenya’s Parliament if he raised the subject of gay rights, President Barack Obama replied to a reporter’s question on the subject with a very personal response. “As an African American in the United States I am painfully aware of what happens when people are treated differently under […]
Tag: women’s rights
(GIN)—A U.S. State Dept. official has found something to like in Kenya’s new legislation legalizing multiple marriages. “The legislation is quite complex and appears to include elements that represent steps forward toward greater equality for women,” a State Department official said in an interview with Kenya’s Daily Nation. “But the job is clearly a work […]
We find that it interesting that so many voters will not support someone who is telling them that it’s okay to act in their own self interests—just like oligarchs who run things do. For example, we don’t understand women who don’t want equal pay for equal work; we don’t understand union workers, or for that […]
(GIN)—A new study by the research group AfroBarometer finds that despite a flurry of new laws against gender violence, for political participation and other benefits, Africa’s women still suffer a disadvantage in education, jobs and political participation—three major areas. Afrobarometer surveyed more than 50,000 people in 34 countries for its report. It found women across […]
The Girls Empowerment Network Malawi will be joining the One Billion Rising for Justice global day of action for women worldwide.
Tunisia’s new constitution is being called “a revolution in itself” and the most liberal constitution in the Arab world, produced through consensus, for its promises of gender equality.
(GIN)—In a stunning set-back to the equal rights movement, Kenyan male members of Parliament (MPs) voted to undo some of women’s hard-fought victories that provided financial support for women in case of divorce. In a late-night vote by parliament, revisions to the Matrimonial Property Bill by the male MPs were carried easily as only 34 women MPs were in the […]