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8 March 2014, Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women girls face new and more complex challenges.
International Women’s day coming up on the 8th March offers a time for reflection on the lives of African women and the plight for gender equality and women empowerment. As Gloria Steinem put it “The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."
PRETORIA, 7 March 2014 (allAfrica) - Cabinet has welcomed the announcement made by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Consortium on the discovery of potent new HIV antibodies that could neutralise and kill multiple strains of HIV.
GENEVA, 5 March 2014 (UNITED NATIONS) - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin addressed the 25th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council where he emphasized that sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right and that empowering women and girls is one of the most reliable pathways to improved well-being for all.
NTCHEU, 4 March 2014 (allAfrica) — Senior Chief Makwangwala of Ntcheu has described the involvement of males in maternal and reproductive health as an important intervention in the promotion of safe motherhood.
JOHANNESBURG – 3 March 2014 (allAfrica) - A method for developing antibodies with the ability to kill multiple strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was announced on Monday by South African scientists working with US researchers.