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Zambians see Progress on Education Despite Persistent Inequalities

While Zambia has achieved steady growth in primary-school enrollment and completion, critics say poorly trained teachers, inadequate learning materials, and poor school governance undermine the quality of education (Global Partnership for Education…

Efficience de production du secteur informel non-agricole et réduction de la pauvreté au Cameroun / Production efficiency of non-agricultural informal sector and poverty reduction in Cameroun

This study analyzes the production of non-agricultural informal sector in Cameroon and determines how it’s efficiency can help improve living standards in Cameroon. For this purpose, data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to measure the level of e…

Improving Gender Equality Quota Implementation in Post-Conflict South Sudan

The importance of gender equality continues to dominate governance and constitutional discourses in a range of developing and fragile societies, especially in Africa. To help foster a better understanding on how South Sudan has been grappling with …

Gender Roles, Relationships and Social Equity in Post-Harvest Management in Mozambique

This Policy Brief on Gender Roles, Relationships and Social Equity in Post-Harvest Management of Grains in Mozambique addresses the following issues: (i) A summary of the gender roles and relationships and social equity practices related to Post-ha…

Limits of gender Equality: Poor Uneducated Mozambicans Less Likely to see Improvement

Gender equality is enshrined in Mozambique’s Constitution and promoted through its participation in international conventions and treaties as well as its 2004 Family Code, which requires equality in property and family law, including sharing of asse…

What Drives Violence in South Africa?

This research brief outlines the literature on drivers of violence in South Africa and then puts it in context by summarising views on violence among community members who work with CSVR in four local communities. The brief shows that violence preve…

Rape: A Rising Crisis and Reality for the Women in Somalia

Somali women are the economic backbone in Somali society and in recent years have assumed more prevailing position as breadwinners of many families. They are the bond that holds families together. They are, however, marginalized and underrepresented…

Funding a More Equal Future: Philanthropy and Social Justice in Africa

"There is no doubt that philanthropy plays an important role in society whether it involves humanitarian assistance, advocacy or grant making. However, I want to focus on an element that is often ignored in discussions about philanthropy in Afr…

Whose Agenda? Power and Philanthropy in Africa

"Any discussion of power has to be situated within context. In Africa, there are glaring power imbalances at all levels of society and they take many different forms – gender relations, asset ownership and resource rights, patriarchal systems, polit…

1325 and Policing in West Africa: Interrogating the Sierra Leonean Case

Apparently the UNSCR 1325 presents the only framework that emphasizes the progressive role that policewomen can play in the peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction process. Despite limitations identified in this Policy Brief, there has been …

JP GEWE Government of Kenya & UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

In order to jointly maximize the attainment of gender equality - the Government of Kenya - launched the ‐ United Nations’ Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (JP GEWE) in 2009 in alignment with national policies, strategies an…

Gender Equality and the Participation of Women in Public Office in Swaziland

Despite major efforts over the past two decades to create equal opportunities for women to participate in politics and to increase female representation in government leadership in subSaharan Africa, women's inclusion continues to be a major challe…

Achieving Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Africa

Women’s organizations in Africa have, since 2012 organized consultations at various levels to identify the gender gaps in the MDGs and ensure that the next set of proposed goals after 2015 will be gender sensitive and articulate the needs and priori…

In Malawi, Women Lag in Political Participation; Support for Women's Leadership Declines

"Despite having been led by southern Africa’s first female president, Malawi has made little progress toward equal political participation by women, Afrobarometer’s most recent survey suggests. Women in Malawi remain less likely than men to engage i…

Gender in Namibia: Growing Support for Women's Leadership, Concerns About Violence

"Namibians express increasing levels of support for women in political leadership, but Namibian women continue to trail men slightly in their interest in public affairs and participation in civic action, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.…

Reaching for Equality: Zimbabweans Endorse Gender Equity in Politics but Say Citizens Treated Unequaly Before the Law

"Most Zimbabweans support gender equality for political candidates, even as women remain grossly under-represented in elective office. More broadly, equality before the law is not yet a reality for all citizens, survey findings suggest. There is a w…

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

Despite the fact that climate change and poverty are increasingly recognized as interlinked global problems, responses from governments and development agencies often focus on their scientific and economic dimensions only. This guide focuses on the …

The Gendered Impact of Agricultural Reform in Rwanda - IPAR 3rd Annual Research Conference

This presentation mainly informs about the role of women in the agricultural sector. The document states that generally, the goal of the agricultural sector is to achieve sustainable economic growth, as well as social development leading to the incr…

Understanding the Role of Women in Household Upkeep in Nigeria

The first project to be discussed in this newsletter covers the role of women in households. The contributions of housewives to the household development, originates largely from the non- domestic to domestic sphere – despite the fact that they are …

From Rhetoric to Action: Delivering for Young Women in Africa

Young African women between the ages of 15 and 35 find themselves in a conundrum, in a world that is highly patriarchal and ageist - frequently facing a double burden brought about by their gender and age, and falling through the cracks of governmen…

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