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Survivor Of Rwandan Genocide To Be Country’s First Female Neurosurgeon

From The Huffington Post Dr. Claire Karekezi says the genocide is what made her understand that “we cannot count on anyone but ourselves.” By Jenna Amatulli  Dr. Claire Karekezi will return to her home in Rwanda in July as the first and only female neurosurgeon in the entire country. The 35-year-old has been studying neuro-oncology […]

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Historic victory for Somali-American Muslim woman in US legislative polls

Some good news for our readers.  The United States has its first Somali-American legislator. Ilhan Omar made history on Tuesday night after winning in a state House race. Ilhan, who stood on the ticket of the Democratic Farmer Labour (DFL) – affiliated to the Democratic Party, in Minneapolis District, defeated the nominal Republican opposition. She […]

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What it means to create a ‘women’s health development army’

By Tedros Adhanom 02 June 2016 Health extension worker Alemitu Markos talks with women from a community in Durame, Ethiopia. How can the international development community help achieve a better future for girls and women? Photo by:UNICEF Ethiopia / CC BY-NC-ND I attended the fourth Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, two weeks ago. I listened […]

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The Good Wife in Somaliland

New York Times Photo CreditIllustration by Melinda Josie One August afternoon last year, waiting in the polished lobby of the Maan-Soor Hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland, I wondered if it wasn’t too late to cancel the appointment I had made. I had been returning to the city of my birth regularly for the past eight years, […]

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In Rwanda, female ex-combatants face reintegration challenge

At Mutobo camp, former fighters spend three months being rehabiliated after returning from the DRC February 25, 2016 5:00AM ET by Katya Cengel Since 2002, more than 30,000 foreign ex-combatants operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been repatriated, the majority of them to Rwanda, where they spend three months at Mutobo Demobilization Camp. After […]

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Announcing political ‘breakthrough,’ UN envoy says Somalia’s success depends on managing threats

Troops of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia, line up in a convoy on the road leading up to the Al-Shabaab stronghold of Barawe. Photo: AMISOM/Tobin Jones The Security Council heard from the top United Nations official in Somalia that success in the country this year will depend upon managing […]

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Somaliland: Bright Prospects for Rise in Women Quotas in Governmental Posts

  Below is an article by All Africa Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland’s 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation. Gender equality advocates in the self-declared nation are currently renewing a push for a quota for women in government that has been over a decade in the […]

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Winning Women a Greater Say in Somaliland’s Policy-Making

From IPS By Katie RiordanHargeisa — Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland’s 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation.Gender equality advocates in the self-declared nation are currently renewing a push for a quota for women in government that has been over a decade in the making.”The public’s […]

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Smartphones help Tanzanian women secure land rights

By Kizito Makoye ILALASIMBA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yolanda Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognising her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania’s remote southern highlands. For the past decade, the 51-year-old widow, who lives in Ilalasimba village in the rural district […]

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WITHOUT INCLUSION, NO HOPE FOR PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

  by Kelly Case When warring parties agree to consider terms for peace, it’s usually a cause for optimism. But as South Sudan’s belligerents mull over a proposed compromise agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hope seems futile. The mediators have set August 17 as an urgent deadline for ending the conflict. However, the unfortunate truth […]

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