AU awards Namibia for women empowerment and gender equality efforts

Namibia has been awarded the best African country regarding progress made in mainstreaming gender equality into the fight against corruption. Windhoek – During the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union General Assembly, held February 10-11, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Namibia was recognised for outstanding efforts in promoting women’s rights and gender equality as well…

Mother and two boys suffocate in Nepal’s latest ‘period hut’ tragedy

Practice of banishing women to small outbuildings during periods claims further victims despite country declaring practice illegal. A woman and her two sons have suffocated to death in a windowless shed to which they were banished in the latest tragedy linked to the illegal practice of chhaupadi, whereby women in Nepal are forced to sleep in “period huts”.…