Nigeria: Female Inheritance - Why Some Igbo Women Stand By Their Culture

Jumia Travel Igbo woman (file photo).   By Ebunoluwa Sessou By the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in a landmark decision to uphold the right of a female child to inherit properties of he...


Kenya: Unpaid Care Work Burden Heavier on Women – Study

Stherere23/Wikimedia Commons A community care worker providing treatment to a TB patient at her home (file photo).   By Kamau Maichuhie   A study by Oxfam Kenya last February, found that a heavy ...


After 75 Years, UN Claims 50-50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of Its Ultimate Goals

opinion By Thalif Deen   United Nations — When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrat...


One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

UN Barbados and the OECS’ A young woman from St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean completed a UN survey about her hopes and futures for the future.   The results are in from a massive, unpreceden...



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