Tag: Women

Wangara’s dream of an accident free society
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Wangara’s dream of an accident free society

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Staff Writer Established by four women with a passion to playing their part in reducing road carnage that has claimed thousands of lives of innocent Namibians, Wangara…

The role of women during Namibia’s armed struggle
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The role of women during Namibia’s armed struggle

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Aaron Nambadi LIBERATING a country is not an easy task and the women of Kavango really contributed and participated in the struggle immensely. It can be…

These Women Cannot Celebrate Their Day
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These Women Cannot Celebrate Their Day

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Baher Kamal Rome- This is a story that one would wish to never have to write — the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose…

Protect our women from revenge pornography
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Protect our women from revenge pornography

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

AN INCREASING number of people in the region, not to mention the world over, have in one way or another experienced the ugly side of social media.…

LIKE A MOTHER’S LOVE – Female peacekeepers connect better with women, children
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LIKE A MOTHER’S LOVE – Female peacekeepers connect better with women, children

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

SIXTEEN years ago, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women, peace and security, which has since come to be famously associated with the number…

SEXUAL CRIMES All women are, or will be victims
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SEXUAL CRIMES All women are, or will be victims

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Thandekile Moyo I WAS a very sensitive child. Everything used to touch me deeply. I remember sobbing so hard that I couldn’t breathe, the first time…

‘Allowed space, women can lead’
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‘Allowed space, women can lead’

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire & Lahja Nashuuta ZIMBABWE’S First Lady Grace Mugabe has commended The Southern Times for encouraging and promoting discourse on the empowerment of women. Mugabe…

Small steps can arrest climate change
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Small steps can arrest climate change

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas THE visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil erosion, coastal storms and changing weather patterns — are striking, but so…

Tackling gender unequality head-on
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Tackling gender unequality head-on

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta A world in which “every woman, and girl, enjoys full gender equality as well as having all legal, social and economic barriers to their…

Women on the margins.. Where’re the women who hold half the sky?
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Women on the margins.. Where’re the women who hold half the sky?

Staff Reporter - Aug 22, 2016

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni A HUGE part of decolonising the world relies, in the view of some philosophers of our time, on “rethinking thinking itself” and “learning to…

Water, sanitation woes bear a woman’s face
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Water, sanitation woes bear a woman’s face

Staff Reporter - Aug 08, 2016

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is one of the regions that are severely affected by water shortages due to poor and below-normal rainfall since 2012. The…

Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health
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Vaginal ring will help women take control of their sexual health

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The fact that over half of the 35 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are women is a sign that effective prevention…

Women open your eyes: No deliverance comes through sex
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Women open your eyes: No deliverance comes through sex

Staff Reporter - Jul 22, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Church is generally perceived as a safe haven of hope for people with spiritual and social-economic problems, but recent reports of women being sexually…

Namibians don’t tolerate GBV
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Namibians don’t tolerate GBV

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) in its recent report concluded that Namibia tolerates gender-based violence (GBV) against women and…

Of women’s obsession with shoes
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Of women’s obsession with shoes

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

By  Sharon Kavhu Many women are so particular about the type of shoes they wear, especially on particular occasions, which is why the majority of ladies invest more…

Challenges of women micro-traders in western Kenya
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Challenges of women micro-traders in western Kenya

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

KISII, Kenya – Truphena Gesare Nyabuti, a Kenyan, has to move with speed to sell to travellers aboard public service vehicles pulling over for five to 10…

FEEL AND LOOK YOUNGER
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FEEL AND LOOK YOUNGER

Staff Reporter - Jun 11, 2016

> Style made Simple by Lucretia      Ageing is a process that every human being has to go through and it may get tough for women…

Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs
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Poverty keeps women in Africa in underpaid jobs

Staff Reporter - Mar 31, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Harare - Persistent poverty and a lack of alternative sources of income has forced women in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase their participation in the workplace,…

Women in peace operations: the unsung champions of human rights
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Women in peace operations: the unsung champions of human rights

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

> By Liezelle Kumalo and Riana Paneras On 21 March South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day, commemorating the 1960 shooting of police upon peaceful protestors, which killed…

Border Restrictions Violate 1951 Refugee Convention
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Border Restrictions Violate 1951 Refugee Convention

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2016

> Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS - When the United Nations commemorated “Zero Discrimination Day” on March 1, there was an implicit commitment by the 193 member states…