Daily Archives: March 13, 2018

Amid Slow Progress, Leaders Must Be Held Accountable for Promises to Expedite Equal Rights, Gender Equality Chief Says as Women’s Commission Opens Session

Without timely help from local police officers, Purity Soinato Oiyie, a 22 year-old Maasai woman from Kenya, would have been genitally circumcised as a child then married off to a 70-year-old man, the Commission on the Status of Women heard

Sierra Leone Election Front-Runners to Contest Runoff After First-round Stalemate

Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country's 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round.National Electoral Commission chair Mohammed Nfa'ali Conteh made the annou...