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Profile of Women's Socio Economic Status in Kenya

"This study presents a socio-economic profile of women in Kenya. The analysis shows that there is low female representation in post primary education, formal employment, enterprise ownership outside wholesale and retail trade, and political decis...

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...

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 ar...

Enhancing Pastoral Women’s Economic Empowerment in Lowland Borena, Dire and Miyo Districts, Borena Zone, Oromia Regional State: Impact Assessment Report

Increasing Women's Support for Democracy in Africa

Democracy is generally seen as a force for good, but women in sub-Saharan Africa are less likely to support democracy than men. Research shows how discriminatory social institutions — including biases in family law and civil liberties and gaps in ...

In Search of Zambia’s ‘Hidden’ Public Debt

There is a growing concern from a number of analysts who believe that the true level of public debt may be higher than what is being reported officially. The cover story in this newsletter strives to provide insights on the growing concern of “hi...

Managing for Gender Equality Results: Empowerment of Women for Equitable Participation in the Oil and Gas Sector

As Africa continues to set policies and frameworks for managing its fast-growing oil and gas industry, it has to ensure equal participation of men and women. Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. In 2010, 16 of the 54 co...

Gender Issues in Uganda: An Analysis of Gender-Based Violence, Asset Ownership and Employment

Gender inequalities limit the ability of women and girls to fully participate in, and benefit from development programmes in Uganda. Formal and informal institutions, such as patriarchy, religion, family, marriage as well as social and cultural pr...

Reducing HIV Infection Rates among Young Kenyan Women

"In Kenya, HIV rates are much higher for women than for men. This gender differential is particularly pronounced for young women aged 15 to 24 years, who are four times more likely to contract HIV than young men in the same age group. Kenya’s pol...

Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS into South African Fisheries Policy

"This study set out to investigate the impact of HIV and Aids on selected fishing communities in South Africa. The goal of the research was to assist DEAT: MCM in mainstreaming HIV/Aids into fisheries policy through ethnographic and in-depth analy...

Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement Viewed Through the Eyes of the Women of South Sudan

"This paper discusses the experiences of South Sudanese women in this new time of peace. By exploring women’s agency and victimisation during the war, the paper argues that the current celebrated liberation and peace, while it has been successful ...

The Need for Human Trafficking Policy

"Trafficking in persons is a complex, multidimensional, multisectoral, illicit industry affecting both individuals and nations across the globe. In addition to being an issue of international and criminal law,trafficking affects human rights,labou...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 28 No. 6 November-December 2016

"The opening article by Semiha Abdulmelik, who also served as guest editor, provides not only an exhaustive overview of the institutional and normative framework underpinning the WPS agenda at the global and African levels, but also identifies ent...

Gender, Agriculture and Climate Change in Malawi

Agriculture is essential to the Malawian economy and is a key livelihood activity – but it is vulnerable to climate change. Gender inequality results from different gender roles – what we deem appropriate behaviour for men and women in society. ...

Which Inequalities Matter for Africa's Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction? A Macro- Micro Comparative Analysis with Case Studies on Cameroon and South Africa

Africa has been the second-fastest growing region in the world over the past decade. Some countries like Rwanda have done well; Ethiopia has been showing promise. Angola, Tanzania, and Mozambique are growing fast. Ensuring access to and equity o...

La Disparité de Genre dans l’Accès et l’Utilisation des TIC au Sénégal / Gender disparity regarding access to and use of ICT in Senegal

Women have become, in both developed and developing countries, major players in economic life, but, is hampered both by their low capacity in terms of human capital, but also by the discrimination they are subject to , especially regarding access ...

Subventionner le Capital Agricole des Femmes Pour Réduire les Inégalités et Favoriser l’économie du Burkina Faso / Subsidizing Women's Agricultural Capital to Reduce Inequalities and Boost Burkina Faso's Economy

A policy of subsidizing agricultural capital for women could not only help to reduce gender inequalities in Burkina Faso, but it would also benefit the economy and employment on a national scale. The preferred financing methods for such a policy a...

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