Tag: gender equality

  • JHR’s Strides for Maternity Leave Reforms in Tunisia

    Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) continue to advocate for gender equality and women empowerment to improve and enhance maternity leave conditions in Tunisia. Our efforts have gained momentum and come at a crucial time as the Tunisian parliament resumes its activities amidst calls from numerous activists seeking extended maternity leave to enhance the mental and

  • DRC: President enacts law promoting gender equality in the upcoming general elections

    On June 29, DRC President Felix Tshisekedi put into effect the legislation governing the 2023 general election. Under the newly passed law, political parties that submit candidacy lists consisting of at least 50% women will be exempt from paying the required deposit fee for parties. This is the first time that an electoral law in

  • DRC: Three women appointed in leadership positions at Kinshasa universities

    Journalist Lydie Matadi published articles focused on women’s achievements in the higher education sector.   In the DRC, leadership positions at universities and higher education institutes are primarily occupied by men. Journalist and prominent member of the JHR-DRC network Lydie Matadi successfully shed light on this issue in a series of recent articles. On September

  • MALI: JHR trainee Aminata Sanogo wins award for article investigating Law 052

    Aminata Sanago receives her award on December 18, which marked the third anniversary of the introduction of Law 052. JHR trained journalist Aminata Sanago has been awarded the prize for best article and blog by the Association of Women for Progress -AFP/Danayaton for her report ‘Quota law in Mali: women are still victims’. Aminata received

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