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Wits students stand up for gay rights

Students at universities who identify with the LGBTQ+ community still face daunting challenges even though these institutions are viewed as liberal and progressive. By Ihsaan...

Third Wave Fund Announces Grants to Youth-led Gender Justice Groups

Inaugural grants of its Grow Power Fund were announced during foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration and will support emerging feminist, trans, and queer groups Brooklyn, NY...

American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

WASHINGTON — April 4 is the symbolic day when women “celebrate” Equal Pay Day, when women’s salaries finally catch up to men’s from the...

A Women’s March on the World

NEW YORK - Just one day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to attend one of...

Putting Women Front and Centre in the Development Agenda

By Robert Kibet NAIROBI, Kenya - Reengineering the framework of support by bringing in women as new actors in effective development cooperation will play a pivotal role...

Festival Spotlights African Women Filmmakers

Lead Photo: Sara Chitambo, head of the South African chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television. Credit: Mark Olalde/IPS JOHANNESBURG -...

Soledad O’Brien For Weekly Political Magazine “Matter of Fact”

  NEW YORK - Hearst Television has partnered with journalist and producer Soledad O'Brien for its acclaimed political magazine program, "Matter of Fact." The groundbreaking...

Women’s Cooperatives Ease Burden of HIV in Kenya

By Charles Karis NAIROBI - Seventy-three-year-old Dorcus Auma effortlessly weaves sisal fronds into a beautiful basket as she walks the tiny path that snakes up...

Investigation Exposes Failings of Oversight in NYC Group Homes

City investigators say oversight was so lax at homes for juvenile offenders that violent episodes were “all but inevitable.” By Joaquin Sapien It was a disaster...

The Unknown Fate of Thousands of Abducted Women and Girls in...

By IPS Africa Desk The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria’s conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up...