Here’s a list of other relevant articles, news, views and reports on women for Africa:

Special issue on women in peace processes from the radical Egyptian online weekly
Al Abram 9-06-2004

Special issue on women and the African Protocol from Pambazuka News online

Will women really benefit from the digital revolution?

The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa
: A Harsh Reality
Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla, ENDA, 2005 (available in French and English)

Tanzania: Enforcement of the Law Against Female Genital Mutilation
April 2006

Gendering the World Social Forum. Discussion paper presented by Roselynn Musa of FEMNET at a public forum, supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Nairobi, May 2006

The Global Women’s Rights Movement: Power Politics around the United Nations and the World Social Forum
UNRISD, Programme Paper 25, August 2006
Is there a recognizable global women’s rights movement as it is perceived on the UN stage?

Rachel Mayanja from Uganda, Assistant Secretary General and special advisor to Kofi Annan on gender issues and the advancement of women, addresses the 61st session of the United Nations

Smart Development: Gender Equality Key to Achieving the MDGs
Speech to the UN by Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM
02 –11- 2006

President Sirleaf Receiving the Africa Prize for The Eradication of Hunger Award

Rise Up and Walk
Wangari Maathai writing in The Namibian looks ahead to Africa’s future

Women of the world mobilise for women of Darfur

Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) organise 16 days activism against gender violence
21-11- 2006

Cyber Dialogues give women real power
African Woman and Child Feature Service

New UNICEF report advises the empowerment of women to help children

Gender equality produces the ‘double dividend’ of benefiting both women and children and is pivotal to the health and development of families, communities and nations, according to
The State of the World’s Children 2007.

Who owns the EU strategy for Africa? Action Aid International says it’s a flawed process leaving Africans out of the loop

Oprah helps south African girls start out the New Year on a good foot

Other portals

The African Portal (AFROL) provides regular news reports on women’s activism, as well as gender profiles for individual African countries

The Economic Commission for Africa has developed the African Gender and Development Index (AGDI) to measure the performance of Member States in meeting their commitments and obligations towards the international and regional conventions on gender equality and women’s advancement they are signatory to.

The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women Gender Training Wiki has an updated calendar of events, training materials and new publications in French, English and Spanish


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  • 1. tovorinok  |  July 5, 2007 at 5:08 am


    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!



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