East Africa News : Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Launch of the EAC Gender Barometer

East Africa News : Regional Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Launch of the EAC Gender Barometer

[Source EASSI 11 September 2017] On 3rd and 4th May 2017, various stakeholders on gender Equality in the East African Community and beyond converged in Kampala, Uganda to witness the launch of the 1st ever Gender Barometer and also discuss the findings under the theme “Who Answers to Women? Taking stock of implementation of Gender Equality Commitments in East Africa”. It was launched by The Director for Gender and Community Development - Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Ms. Sanyu Jane Mpagi. In answering the question, “who answers to women?” Ms. Sanyu…Read more
Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

  [source : SPC 11 August, 2017] The first of its kind three day Micronesian Women’s Conference was held at the University of the South Pacific’s Long Island Campus in Majuro, this week. The Conference was an initiative of the President of Marshall Islands, Honourable Dr Hilda Heine, and was organised by the Government of the Marshall Islands in partnership with Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), a local non-government organisation, with technical assistance from the Pacific Community (SPC) and financial assistance from Australia, EU and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Women leaders…Read more
More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more
Meet the brothers who are helping women where politicians won’t.

Meet the brothers who are helping women where politicians won’t.

Article by Dana Morse, Mama Mia Ladies, if there is one thing we all know it is that periods suck. They’re often painful and inconvenient, and due to our goods and services tax on “luxury” items they’re bloody expensive (pun intended). So, let me introduce you to two great Aussie blokes trying to change that. Josh and Kris Barry are the owners and operators of Barry Bros, a Brisbane based online grocer which opened last month specialising in “ethical, sustainable, and organic” products and produce. After a Greens Party-led amendment to GST laws specifically axing women’s feminine…Read more
UN Conference Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

UN Conference Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons

The remains of the Prefectural Industry Promotion Building, later preserved as a monument - known as the Genbaku Dome - at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. UN Photo (Source WURN) 7 July 2017 – Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York today adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament to have been negotiated in 20 years. “The treaty represents an important step and contribution towards the common aspirations of a world without nuclear weapons,” the spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres said following its adoption. “The Secretary-General…Read more