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    African Women Judges and Gender Parity on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

African Women Judges and Gender Parity on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

As the African Union keeps its pledge to promote gender parity in the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, Josephine Dawuni hopes that other sub-regional courts on the continent will follow their example.

At the recently ended 28th African Union Summit, held January 22-31 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union has finally made good on its promise […]

March 13th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|

In Honour of Everyday Heroes #IWD2017 #BeBoldforChange

On International Women’s Day 2017, Rochelle Burgess recalls an encounter with a mother of three in a rural village in South Africa. She contends that it is in the stories and struggles of women in such far off places where the most crucial lessons for female leadership in Africa can be found.

Nearly 10 years ago, I organised a […]

March 8th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
  • Permalink A group of female UNAMID peacekeepers participate at the march organized by UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit in collaboration with the State Advisory of Women and Children Affairs in El Fasher, North Darfur. to commemorate the International Women's Day 2014 
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    Why Do Women’s Rights Advance More Quickly after Major Conflict? #IWD2017

Why Do Women’s Rights Advance More Quickly after Major Conflict? #IWD2017

On International Women’s Day 2017, Aili Mari Tripp discusses insights from her research on the advancement of women’s right in postconflict societies in Africa. She argues that in many cases, the very disruptions caused by major conflicts have enabled women to mobilise and assume new roles in both the economy and politics, transforming legal, institutional, and normative frameworks along […]

March 8th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
  • Permalink Students at Aberdeen Primary School on June 22, 2015 in Freetown Sierra Leone
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    Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017 #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017 #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

In honour of International Women’s Day 2017 on March 8th, we’ve explored our archives and come up with a list of the most compelling #LSEWomen blog posts covering women in Africa over the last few years. If you missed any of these, here is your opportunity to catch up!

 From Conversation to Action: The Role of Women Empowerment in Transforming Africa – Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi […]

March 6th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|

The Return of the Global Gag Rule, and the Global Politics of Abortion

As International Women’s Day 2017 approaches, Alice Evans emphasises the importance of pan-African, horizontal networking and peer learning.

Read more of Alice Evans’ thoughts on this topic in an article published on 30 January 2017 on the Effective States Blog.

Dr Alice Evans (@_alice_evans) is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and LSE alumna.

The views expressed in this […]

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    Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Annemarie Middelburg describes the book as an absolute must-read that gives voice not only to Kuria people who have undergone male or female circumcision in Kenya, but to everyone connected to the practice.

Miroslava Prazak is a scholar of development and cultural change at Bennington College. She has spent more than twenty years with the Kuria people in the rolling […]

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    From Conversation to Action: The Role of Women Empowerment in Transforming Africa

From Conversation to Action: The Role of Women Empowerment in Transforming Africa

Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi discusses the investment needed to further harness the potential for women on the African continent in transforming their societies.

The annals of history are littered with factual accounts of successful women, some leaders of nations, others champions of social transformation with global consequence. While their true number may yet be a matter for confirmation, it is indisputable […]

January 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender|1 Comment|
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    Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

You may have already have seen our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year, so you may be wondering what this is about. Well, this is to capture notable articles which did not make it into the Top 10, but stood out in other ways. This could be the way they resonated with their readers or how aptly they […]

  • Permalink The trotro, or minivan pictured is what used by many Ghanaians to travel around the country and is the way people from the North travel to the South of the country for better opportunities

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    Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

LSE’s Samantha Lattof addresses the lack of an appropriate response to violence against female kayayei migrants in Accra.

“Why was she beaten?  Did she steal something?” asked the triage nurse as we arrived in the Accident Centre.  I was well aware of the stigma and insults that female kayayei (singular kayayoo) migrants experience in Accra; it was a common theme […]

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    Cookstove advocates must place gender and violence at the centre of research designs

Cookstove advocates must place gender and violence at the centre of research designs

LSE alumnus Samer Abdelnour examines the false causality in the gender-based violence and improved cook stoves agenda.

There is growing interest among humanitarian actors in interventions to protect vulnerable communities from gender violence, particularly displaced women and girls. Improved cookstoves are one such intervention. In fact, over the past decade hundreds of thousands of cookstoves have been delivered to women […]

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