Spoken word: Pressing for progress
By Guardian Exclusive
05 April 2018 | 9:04 am
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Although the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, women continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
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On the side-lines of the 59th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, to explore ways to empower women and girls in Nigeria, Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director and CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
8 Dec 2019
It is important to unpack the constraints to gender equality and put them at the door step of the right people. That's according to Modupe Ladipo, Managing Partner of Prosperar Consulting. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with her on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit to discuss ways to overcome some constraints to gender equality.
6 Mar 2020
A new study shows that almost 90% of people worldwide are biased against women and around half perceive men to make better leaders. And nearly 30% of people think it's justified for a husband to beat his wife.
22 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Marlène Schiappa, France's minister for gender equality, discussed the rise in domestic violence during the country's Covid-19 lockdown and the measures taken by the French government in response.
14 Mar 2021
The German chancellor has warned that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to roll back advances in women's rights.
5 Apr 2021
The country's poor ranking in the WEF's gender gap index has caused embarrassment and triggered calls for change to support female empowerment.
23 Apr 2021
Lying-in-state and service of songs was held in honour of the late human rights activist, Yinka Odunmakin in Lagos.
30 Oct 2021
A report on gender equality in the EU has shown a dismal rate of improvement in recent years. At the current rate, gender parity is still a long way off.
18 Dec 2021
In this special edition, we're in Spain, which is listed as one of the world's top 15 countries in fighting gender discrimination. It is also a pioneer in the field of gender violence. So how did a once traditionally Catholic nation that spent years under dictatorship now become a world leader in promoting equality? In seeking to find out, Annette Young speaks to the Secretary for Equality, Ángela Rodríguez, and other activists as to why the nation is pursuing such a progressive path.
26 Oct 2022
The coronavirus pandemic has meant progress on gender equality in the European Union is slower than hoped, the Gender Equality Index reports. The domains of work, education and health were hardest hit.
Indeed, Iceland has a lengthy history of passionate political action and discourse surrounding women's rights, and they're still setting the standard for equal treatment today.
We look to the French and international media after a fresh day of strikes in France against pension reforms. The papers also pay tribute to Iranian women's brave fight for freedom. Finally, we look at the front page of The Independent by eminent British artist Tracey Emin, who recounts her battle with cancer.
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As Sudan plunged into civil war, the ethnic-African Masalit tribe came under weeks of systematic attacks in West Darfur by the paramilitary RSF and its Arab militia allies.
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European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.