In Women's Words
By IPS - Inter Press Service
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IPS Africa brings you the stories of women across the continent, as they join millions of others across the world in the fight against gender inequality and discrimination. Join us and listen to our reports, as we track their journey towards achieving equal rights.
||Gender must be on COP17 agenda: SADC||The head of SADCs gender unit, Magdeline Mathiba-Madibela, says climate change affects women in Southern Africa and their plight must be discussed at COP 17 in Durban later this month. Zukiswa Zimela interviews Mathiba-Madibela in Gaborone and [...]||11/14/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zambian farmers blame climate change for drought||Zambian farmers say a lack of rain is putting a strain on their crops and they are starting to point their fingers at climate change. Brian Moonga reports from Lusaka.||11/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Women must be more active in African government||Women should take a more active role in ensuring peace and security on the African continent. Zukiswa Zimela reports from the fifth ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.||10/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zambia needs to do more on gender equality||Zambia has signed numerous international treaties to help promote gender equality, among them the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on equal pay for work of equal value. But, as Brian Moonga reports, some gender activists feel much [...]||10/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Women need more backing for business||A lack of funding is stopping South Africa businesswomen from reaching their rightfull place in the commercial sector. Zukiswa Zimela interviews the awardwinning CEO of Sikelela, Nondumiso Mzizana.||9/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||SA needs to use water more than once||Experts say South Africa needs to focus on reusing its water or it will be forced to import the resource from beyond its borders. Zukiswa Zimela reports from Johannesburg.||9/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||More Aids education is needed for young women||Throughout eastern and southern Africa, girls and women between the ages of 15 and 24 carry more than double the risk of getting HIV than men of the same age. Zuki Zimela reports on the sister-to-sister programme.||9/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Women aim for representation in Mauritius government||A new study is showing that Mauritian women are making great strides toward representation in government. But Nasseem Ackbarally reports that there is a lot more to be done.||8/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zim women stand up for their rights||Young women in Zimbabwe are taking steps to ensure that decisions around their bodies and sex become part of their human rights. Zukiswa Zimela reports:||8/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Third SADC gender barometer shows progress||Gender Links are taking their findings on the SADC gender protocol to the SADC meeting in Luanda, Angola. Click here to listen to an IPS interview with Colleen Lowe Morna.||8/18/11||Free||View In iTunes|