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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Gender category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Gender articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. New report on violation of women’s sexual and reproductive health rights
Author: Sungano Bondayi Date Written: 4 December 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: Key Correspondents
Secondary Category: Health and AIDS Source URL: http://www.keycorrespondents.org
Key Words: HIV, Aids, health, Uganda, women, ICASA

Summary & Comment: Why should HIV positive women undergo forced sterilisation? It would seem because of ignorance both on clinicians and the victims. Training needs to be given to health workers so they understand it is their job to fully explain to women their options and rights, and to give them enough time to make informed decisions as well as supporting whatever . . . [expand]
2. Longer, analytical article. Lesotho: Demanding zero tolerance for Violence Against Women
Author: Mabetha Manteboheleng Date Written: 25 November 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: Gender Links
Secondary Category: Southern Region Source URL: http://www.genderlinks.org.za
Key Words: Lesotho, women, police, laws, mines

Summary & Comment: Violence against women takes various forms for women in Lesotho. At times women are controlled by their partners, stopped from seeing certain friends, women end up thinking being controlled by a partner means being loved. A re-education process is needed for women to know what is best for them. MM
3. Longer, analytical article. Uganda: 2016 Polls - Embarrassment of Women Waiting for Men to Ask Them Nicely
Author: Nicholas Sengoba Date Written: 3 November 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: All Africa
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201511030441.html
Key Words: Uganda, women, Besigye

Summary & Comment: Women in Uganda need to be bold and claim their space among the political leadership, however, open display of leadership will come with a prize. Still they must be prepared to be arrested, harassed or sent to prison. MM
4. Longer, analytical article. The Impacts of extractives on women; Feminist Critique of African MIning Vision.
Author: Salima Valiani Date Written: 30 October 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: WOMIN - Participatory Action Research
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://womin.org za
Key Words: Extractives, effects on women, feminist economic analysis

Summary & Comment: This contains PAR (participatory action research) results from women in 7 countries, from which WoMin extracted material for its report on the effects of Extractives on women in their countries. General conclusion: the costs to the welfare and sustenance and environment of the community , especially the women, outweigh the value of the whole miner . . . [expand]
5. Longer, analytical article. Women’s rights violations don’t need to kill or maim to still be violations
Author: Patience Akumu Date Written: 22 September 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: African Arguments
Secondary Category: Eastern Region Source URL: http://africanarguments.org/
Key Words: Uganda, women, culture

Summary & Comment: The appreciation that African customary marriage and the significance of its cultural rights had been distorted by colonial past and an attempt to correct the practice has led to a ruling that bride price in Uganda will no longer be returned. MM
6. Think again: How to train a peacebuilder
Author: Simon Allison, ISS Consultant Date Written: 1 September 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: ISS Today
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://https://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/think-a
again-how-to-train-a-peacebuilder
Key Words: Mali, conflict, peacebuilding, training, women

Summary & Comment: Conflict in Mali has left a governance vacuum which, like it or not, civil society must fill...Soldiers can stop people from doing things, but they cannot change the way people think ...participants [in training] are vigorously debating the causes of poor governance in Mali, with corruption being the most popular complaint. Other proposed causes ar . . . [expand]
7. Longer, analytical article. Crunch time? is 2015 the year of the woman?
Author: Romi SIgsworth, Gender specialist Date Written: 28 August 2015
Primary Category: Gender Document Origin: ISS_Today-
Secondary Category: AU/NEPAD Source URL: http://https://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/
Key Words: Women, girls, gender equality,

Summary & Comment: "Certain moments in time act as rallying points for particular issues. For gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s participation, 2015 is one of those points. The year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, which produced ‘the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights’. It is also the 15th an . . . [expand]

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