The equality gap between men and women would take 100 years to close at its current rate, an economic monitoring group has suggested.

It is the first time that data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown a year-on-year worsening of the gender gap since it began charting it in 2006.

The report ranks 144 countries by economic opportunities, education, political participation and health.

Nigeria: Lagos Is the 8th Most Dangerous City in the World for Women


La Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates, la Fondation Rockefeller et l'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) ont décidé de fournir ensemble jusqu'à 280 millions $ pour catalyser et soutenir une transformation agricole inclusive dans au moins 11 pays d'Afrique.

"Every 24 hours, nearly 33,000 youth across Africa join the search for employment. About 60% will be joining the army of the unemployed. A report from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees released this month claims that seven in ten of those heading for Europe are not refugees fleeing war or persecution, but economic migrants in search of better lives.


A thee-day policy dialogue organised by the African Union Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to find ways to deepen gender equality in Africa has opened in Accra. 

The dialogue is titled: “Mainstreaming Gender in Regional Economic Communities in Africa: Documenting Existing Models for Accelerating Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.”    



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