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KEMEA welcomes Chief Justice advisory to dissolve Kenya Parliament

The Chief Justice of Kenya has advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament for failure to enact legislation on the two-thirds gender rule – a provision in the Constitution that directs that elective and appointive bodies, including Parliament, should not consist of more than two-thirds of the same gender. The two-thirds gender rule is aimed …

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Kenyan Parliament

KEMEA concerned about barriers to women’s participation in politics in Kenya

Ten years after Kenya’s new Constitution which makes it a legal imperative for increased women’s participation in politics – that women occupy at least a third of all seats in Parliament and a third of all appointed political positions – barriers still make it difficult for women’s full participation. Women from all political divides expressed …

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Africa Children

Give the youth a chance!

“Getting the youth involved in development issues will bring positive changes to societies. Give the youth a chance and mentorship opportunities. Their role in development cannot be over emphasised” – International Youth Day 2020 message from Dr Chimamaka Asogwa, Executive Director for Growing the Girl Child Initiative in Nigeria, and member of MenEngage Africa Youth.

Zimbabwean Protesters

MenEngage Africa calls on Zimbabwe to stop rights abuses

MenEngage Africa joins other activists and civil society organisations to call on the authorities in Zimbabwe to desist from silencing and clamping down on activists and democracy and human rights defenders. The latest victim of this state-sponsored campaign is journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, who has been detained for reporting on alleged government corruption in the procurement …

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Woman Nigeria

Nigeria sees rape increases during lockdown

Nigeria has experienced a dramatic upsurge in rape cases nationwide since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, with 3 600 cases reported. For more on this, Khopotso Bodibe spoke with Paul Osayande, Executive Director of Mercy and Peace Creation, a member of MenEngage Nigeria.

Madagascar Women Washing

Madagascar lockdown impact on women & girls

Many countries are reporting increased levels of gender-based violence during lockdowns imposed by governments to slow down the spread of Covid-19. In Madagascar, the government has reintroduced full lockdown restrictions in the Analamanga region and the capital, Antananarivo. This means women risk facing further victimisation and abuse. Communications and Media Specialist for MenEngage Africa spoke …

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Kurasih Mubiru

“We are in this together” – Kuraish Mubiru to HIV+ youths during Covid-19

At the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in Uganda, he took it upon himself to ensure that young people and other community members around the capital, Kampala – who would have otherwise not been able to collect their antiretroviral medication from health facilities because of movement restrictions imposed by the government to prevent the spread …

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Covid-19

Breaking the Covid-19 stigma in Nigeria

In Nigeria, Mercy and Peace Creation – a member of MenEngage Nigeria – is running a campaign to respond to the emerging stigma around Covid-19. Executive Director of the organisation, Paul Osayande, speaks with Khopotso Bodibe, about this important campaign.

Day African Child

Day of the African Child

Youth from across Africa share their views on the state of the African child in 2020 as the world marks International Day of the African Child on 16 June under challenges posed by Covid-19. Laura Sang is a young person from Kenya and works with MenEngage Africa Youth Alliance. Ogene Ogbodo is a young person …

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Father

#HowICare Campaign

A number of organisations will be launching the #HowICare campaign ahead of Fathers’ Day 2020. This is an international, data-informed MenCare social media campaign aimed at shedding light on the ways individuals around the world are making sure their families are taken care of and to advocate for policy change and funding to support caregivers. Mpho Mabhena, …

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African Family Children Father

Babe Locotfo / Good Dad Campaign

Kwakha Indvodza, a member of MenEngage eSwatini has launched a campaign to challenge fathers in eSwatini to reflect and change their ways to adopt a more active role in the home, including child-raising responsibilities, in a deeply patriarchal and conservative society. Khopotso Bodibe, Communications and Media Specialist for MenEngage Africa Alliance, spoke with Tom Churchyard, …

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MenEngage Botswana condemns MP for improper sexual relations with a minor

In Botswana, several civil society organisations, including MenEngage Botswana, have come out to condemn a ruling party Member of Parliament, Polson Majaga, amidst allegations of defiling a minor. In this podcast, MenEngage Africa’s Communications & Media Specialist, Khopotso Bodibe, is in conversation with Ontlametse Raleru, co-ordinator of MenEngage Botswana, to bring us some insight into …

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Botswana Parliament

AfricaGender Indaba Edition 151

In this edition of AfricaGender Indaba, we’ll discuss sexual harassment in the film industry in South Africa – and efforts being made to address it. But first, we start in the southern African country of Botswana where a Member of Parliament is facing charges after allegations of improper sexual conduct with a minor or statutory …

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Singing For Mokhibo Lesotho

AfricaGender Indaba Edition 148

In this edition of AfricaGender Indaba, we profile Nokaneng, a mobile application aimed at addressing gender-based violence in Lesotho, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown. And Mpiwa Mangwiro, Campaigns & Advocacy Specialist for MenEngage Africa Alliance, looks ahead to Workers’ Day and how the world of work continues to discriminate against women.

Coronavirus

Webinar: GBV during COVID-19 – Exploring practical responses

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has already seen a compound effect on existing gender inequalities, and increase risks of gender-based violence. Despite many countries enforcing lockdown protocols to curb the spread of the virus, community based organisations and civil society organisations have persevered to ensure continued support and services to survivors and victims of gender-based …

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Coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2

AfricaGender Indaba Edition 145

In this edition of AfricaGender Indaba, Khopotso Bodibe and Mpiwa Mangwiro, Campaigns and Advocacy Specialist for MenEngage Africa Alliance, explore the gendered impact of the Coronavirus impact – and help bring to the spotlight the practical steps that men and boys can take to reduce and prevent the impact on women and girls. The show …

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Covid Mask

COVID-19 threatens women’s and girls’ well-being & requires men and boys to come on board

The current Covid-19 pandemic is a major gender and inequity challenge at various levels of society, including in the home. Many governments have ordered lockdowns – citizens are urged to stay in their homes to limit the spread of the virus. With this arrangement, however, the threat of gender-based violence lurks around and the burden …

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Sonke Safm Dialogue

The Role of Local Government in Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence

On Thursday, 22nd August 2019, Sonke Gender Justice, in partnership with SAfm, co-hosted a live Outside Broadcast Dialogue focusing on “The Role of Local Government in Preventing and Addressing Gender-Based Violence,” as part of activities to mark Women’s Month. This podcast captures the dialogue as it went out on air.

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