Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Griffiths And President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Maurer

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price

Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met virtually with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer about efforts to strengthen the provision of urgently needed humanitarian assistance and other activities supporting basic…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

The World Bank Country Director for Mauritius meets Minister Koonjoo-Shah

Minister Koonjoo-Shah highlighted that the meeting with the WB Country Director for Mauritius was very fruitful and cordial and focused on the ways the WB can assist the Ministry in its endeavours

The World Bank (WB) Country Director for Mauritius, Mrs Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, paid a courtesy call, this afternoon, on the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, at her office, in Port-Louis. Mrs Pswarayi-Riddihough is on an official visit to Mauritius till 09 February 2022. In a statement…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya: President Kenyatta Reiterates Govt’s Determination To End Gender Based Violence

The President said the Government had put in place progressive policies to promote gender equity

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday reiterated Government's determination to end Gender Based Violence (GBV) and urged Kenyans to support efforts by the various state agencies. The President, who delivered his address in a pre-recorded video during the opening session of the Agnes Tirop Gender Conference at a Kwale Hotel, said…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

NAEWDV: Commendable rehabilitation program

The training programs that have been provided include driving, sculpture, weaving, bee and livestock farming, as well as computer technology and construction

The National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans stated that the association has conducted praiseworthy activities aimed at improving the socio-economic status of members. Speaking to Erina the head of rehabilitation and restructuring, Mr. Abraham Kifletsion indicated that the association beyond organizing training programs with a view to developing the…

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Fighting for Justice Against Gender-based Violence in Madagascar

Cases of gender-based violence, including rape, are tragically common in Madagascar

 ”I want to be a health worker when I grow up,” said 8-year-old Satiana Hary* shyly, twisting the edges of her knee-length gown.  “Because I want to be able to treat myself if I fall sick.”    Sadly, little Satiana knows a lot about falling sick, and about violence too.…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Gender Commission on imposing Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination

The CGE would like to warn that mandatory vaccination mandates do not supersede the South Africa’s Constitution and its provisions

As South Africa continues to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has noted a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology medical journal, released on 05 January 2022, that has found that vaccines may cause a small change to the menstrual cycle length,…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Nigeria: Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

States Should Urgently Adopt Laws to Enforce Child Rights Act

Child marriage remains prevalent in Nigeria because the federal and state governments have not adequately enforced laws to prevent it, Human Rights Watch said today. Nigeria’s rates of child marriage are some of the highest on the African continent. Although the federal Child Rights Act (CRA, 2003) prohibits marriage below age 18,…

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FIFA publishes Global Transfer Report 2021

No fewer than 54,739 transfers across borders were recorded in 2021: 19,372 involving professionals (men and women) plus another 35,367 involving amateurs

A total of 54,739 transfers across borders recorded; Consistent growth in women’s football; Transfers in men’s football back to pre-pandemic levels FIFA has today published the 2021 edition of the Global Transfer Report, which charts the transfers of men’s and women’s players in both professional and amateur football. No fewer…

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Trafficked and returned: Supporting migrant women survivors in Ethiopia during COVID-19

Migrant women and girls can experience violence at all stages of migration – while travelling or in transit, on arrival in the country of destination, and upon return to their home country

“The soldiers were shooting us from behind as we ran away in the forest. Some girls were raped and beaten. When we got caught [in a neighbouring country], the police made us sleep next to a toilet. We had to beg them for food,” shares Alem Kifle* about her migration…

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Merck Foundation CEO and African First Ladies raise Coronavirus awareness through the announcement of winners of their Media Recognition Awards 2021

Merck Foundation CEO and African First Ladies congratulate the winners of Merck Foundation “Mask up with Care” Media Recognition Awards 2021, to raise awareness about Coronavirus in Africa

Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies announced the winners of Merck Foundation “Mask up with Care” Media Recognition Awards 2021 with the aim to raise awareness about Coronavirus in Africa. The awards were announced by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of…