Tag Women’s rights

Women for Expo 2015 – Interview with Neema Namadamu: The DRC, A Country Where Women Are Second-Class Citizens

While women’s rights worldwide have taken impressive strides forwards in recent years, in the words of Neema Namadamu, a disability rights and women’s rights activist who has worked for the DRC’s Minister of Gender and Family as well as for several rights organisations, in the DRC “women live in a cultural hell supported by twisted religious views”.

In this interview for Women for Expo, a project promoted by Expo Milano 2015, Ms. Namadamu discusses the difficulties facing both women and people with disabilities, the domination of men in Congolese society and how “the role of women in the Congolese economy is largely unsung”.

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Opinion: Keeping all girls in school is one way to curb child marriage in Tanzania


Dar Es Salaam – “You cannot continue with your education. You have to get married because this man has already paid dowry for you,” Matilda H’s father told her. Matilda, from Tanzania, was 14 and had just passed her primary school exams and had been admitted to secondary school. She pleaded with her father to allow her to continue her education, but he refused.

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The humanism of Ali Mazrui: His journey to the vision of openness

Mazrui’s humanism was based on the dignity of all human beings regardless of race, religion, region or gender. It was a humanism linked to the quest for reparative justice, peace, self-determination, the rights of women, secularism and prosperity for all.

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Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

When Ugandan farmer’s daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled. But the dowry she would bring — cows, goats and cash — soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

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Most Burkinabé favor progressive change on gender rights

For those interested in gender equality, women’s rights, and even women’s power, these are heady days on the African continent. Between a new Constitution in Tanzania, the reformulation of gender policy in Kenya, and the majority of people in Burkina Faso in favor of progressive change on gender rights, it seems Africa is on the move.

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How polygamy slows small business growth

Kigali — Polygamy severely complicates land ownership and could stall the growth of Africa’s Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs), says Ugandan Minister for Trade and Industry.

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