Ghana: Time to Adopt Parliamentary Quota System for Women

A parliamentary quota system for women is defined as a tool used by countries and parties to in­crease women’s representation in legislature. It is generally understood that women are largely un­derrepresented in parliaments and account for a 25.8 per cent average in parliaments globally. As of November 2021, gender quotas have been adopted in 132 […]

UN Chief Warns Equality Among the Sexes 300 Years Away

By Margaret Besheer United Nations — The United Nations secretary-general warned Monday at the start of a major women’s conference that at the current pace, gender equality is projected to be 300 years away. “Progress won over decades is vanishing before our eyes,” Antonio Guterres said at the start of the Commission on the Status […]

Health – It’s Time for Women to Lead the Sector

WASHINGTON DC / LONDON, Mar 16 2023 (IPS) – Women health workers are more than two thirds of the health workforce and represent 90% of the world’s frontline health workers, yet hold less than a quarter of senior leadership roles – a situation which is unfair and a significant risk for global health security. Despite […]

190 million children at risk from water-related crises: UNICEF

A new analysis from the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, shows that some 190 million children in 10 African countries are at the highest risk from a convergence of three water-related threats – inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); related diseases; and climate hazards. The study, released on Monday ahead of the historic UN Water Conference, reviewed household […]

5 things you should know about the UN 2023 Water Conference

The UN 2023 Water Conference, which takes place at UN Headquarters from 22-24 March, is being hailed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030. Water is at the core of sustainable development. It supports all aspects of life on Earth, and access to safe and clean water […]