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Naina Yeltsin: January 1, 2000 Turned A New Leaf For Us

MOSCOW, Jan 2 (RIA Novosti)Ten years ago, on December 31, 1999, Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigned, relegating his post to Vladimir Putin who was his prime minister. He announced his decision to the public during a televised address at noon on December 31. Boris Yeltsin’s widow, Naina Yeltsin, agreed to share her recollections of that day with RIA Novosti, describing how the first Russian president arrived at the decision and how the family spent that day.

Read more... Saturday, 02 January 2010 14:52
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GENDER-AFRICA: Some Progress Amidst Continuing Challenges

By Madi Ceesay

BANJUL, Gambia, Nov 21 (IPS) - The Beijing Platform for Action in 1995 set out an agenda to address gender equality in priority areas, including poverty, education, and health care. It also committed governments to address violence against women, equitable access to economic resources and decision-making power.

Read more... Sunday, 22 November 2009 09:32
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Mobilising African Women for Economic Development

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept. 28, (GNA) - Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former First Lady at the weekend, observed that women are the only oppressed group in society that live in intimate association with their oppressors.

Read more... Tuesday, 29 September 2009 00:00
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Women Serve As Barometer Of National Development

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept. 7 (GNA) - Former First Lady and President of the 31st December Women's Movement, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, says women serve as a true barometer in checking whether governments are doing well or not?

Read more... Wednesday, 16 September 2009 10:13
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Sexist Leaders Damage Women’s Rights Agenda

By Wliiam Gumede

SOUTH AFRICA, August 8 (Sowetan) - There is ‘a deep gulf between the call for women’s equality in South Africa’s model constitution and society’s predominantly archaic public attitudes towards women,’ William Gumede writes in Pambazuka News

Read more... Tuesday, 01 September 2009 10:56
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Sierra Leone: Women’s Role Changing Steadily

Interview By Miao Huixia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 25 (Buziness Africa) – At the end of a workshop - ‘increasing women’s participation in democratic politics’ in which 40 Sierra Leonean activists participated, as one of the participants Dr Nemata Eshun-Baiden was inspired to the extent that when asked for her action plan, she said she would set up a group similar to that. Now, read about the history, the role, problems and challenges of the group that she helped to establish in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Read more... Wednesday, 26 August 2009 10:52

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