Tag: women’s rights

Kenya’s polygamy law gets thumbs up from U.S.

Kenya’s polygamy law gets thumbs up from U.S.

(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 […]

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Will voters hear Hillary Clinton’s appeal to act in their own self interests?

Will voters hear Hillary Clinton’s appeal to act in their own self interests?

| April 27, 2014

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 […]

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African women see more rights on paper—miss benefits

African women see more rights on paper—miss benefits

| April 4, 2014

(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 […]

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Malawi joins One Billion Rising movement against gender violence

Malawi joins One Billion Rising movement against gender violence

| February 14, 2014

The Girls Empowerment Network Malawi will be joining the One Billion Rising for Justice global day of action for women worldwide.

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Women to enjoy rights under new Tunisia constitution

Women to enjoy rights under new Tunisia constitution

| February 7, 2014

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.

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Kenyan MPs slash women’s rights with Matrimonial Property Bill

Kenyan MPs slash women’s rights with Matrimonial Property Bill

| November 22, 2013

(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 […]

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