African farmer woman checking the plants in the cultivated field

Impacts of Large-Scale Land Deals on Rural Women Farmers in Africa

By Dr Patience Mutopo

Large-scale land deals have been a recurrent phenomenon in sub-Saharan Africa, since 2008, with a new face which is conjured around land access in Africa. 

Younger women are the least employed, All rights reserved MICHAEL ZHANG

Examining women’s Socio-Economic Rights in SADC through Protocols and Treaties

By Liepollo Leboha...

Many of these instruments and frameworks place emphasis on women’s economic advancement. This paper discusses the extent to which these protocols intersect across the 14 SADC countries, the Africa region and the internationally

OSISA Angola - U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission

OSISA Angola - U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission

By Elias Isaac

A letter to the U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) related to DOD-Frank 504 lobbying for the oil companies is pressuring exemptions for Angola. 

BUWA: Women’s Economic Justice

Women’s Economic Justice: Putting women at the centre

By Alice Kanengoni

It is sad to note that there has largely been an understatement – and in some cases total blindness – of how the majority of the world population – women – are agents in this process.

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

By Alice Kanengoni

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities. 

Of particular importance is Section 62 (1) and (2) of the Constitution which for the first time, establishes the human right of access to information.

Glen Mpani | May 19th, 2015
Election Situation Room Analysis of the 2014 Tripartite Elections in Malawi

This document is a report on the Malawi Election Information Centre (MEIC), an Election Situation Room (ESR) and citizen journalism initiative for the 2014 tripartite elections in Malawi,

Patricia Mwanyisa

Simply put, under the 2014 Protocol, citizens are deprived of their right to refer a dispute between themselves and their government to the SADC Tribunal. Without a tribunal, justice and redress will remain elusive for people of the region.

African Woman Harvesting Potatoes
Alice Kanengoni

Women smallholder farmers are no doubt the key drivers of the agricultural economy in Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) notes that women comprise 80 percent of the agricultural labour force in Africa (FAO, 2009)

The Political Economy of Productive Urban Space
Raisa Cole

It is therefore quite telling that women, globally and in Africa in particular, continue to be marginalised through historical and contemporary spatial organisation that create access barriers to public space. This “spatial marginalisation” has a negative impact on not only

©Syldavia, African Woman Sewing in a street market
Admire Chereni

The author argues that in transnational split families with absentee fathers, non-migrant women and children pay a high price as they disproportionately shoulder the emotional loses which are part of the high and often hidden costs of migration. Some of the costs which

Women’s Financial Inclusion in Africa
Nomsa Daniels

Accelerating women’s financial inclusion requires bold and sustained action to advance women’s economic opportunities and rights and to ensure that they can meaningfully participate in the economy without undue constraints and barriers that limit their progress. 

An Examination of the Gender Implications of trade Liberalisation
Mandipa Machacha

Gender equality implications of globalisation and trade liberalisation arise because these phenomena do not eliminate existing inequalities in access to resources, power and decision making between men and women in society. This is a reality that must be confronted directly

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