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Shelter For Women Victims Of Violence Opens in Seychelles

Shelter For Women Victims Of Violence Opens in Seychelles

The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. The EU-funded facility, which is run by Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), was opened by the Ambassador of the EU to the island nation, Marjaana Sall, the Minister for Family Affairs — Mitcy Larue — and […]

AfDB’sTo Fund Women-Owned Businesses

AfDB’sTo Fund Women-Owned Businesses

Banks operating in Africa have been urged to accelerate funding for women-owned businesses or risk limited lending from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the institution cautioned on Wednesday. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina made the announcement during an Invest in Women panel discussion at the three-day Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg […]

She Was Raped By Her Father And Now She Has Two Children For Him

She Was Raped By Her Father And Now She Has Two Children For Him

A woman who was allegedly raped by her father and fell pregnant with two of his children decided to break her cycle of abuse by reporting him to the police, fearing for her life. Elizabeth* spoke out for the first time on Monday about the alleged sexual and physical abuse that she endured for several […]

These Habits Might Just Be Getting In Your Way – Check Them

These Habits Might Just Be Getting In Your Way – Check Them

Imagine the energy when you put 10,000 women in one room … The Pennsylvania Conference for Women hosted 10,000 guests and 100 speakers for one day! One panel discussion was about habits that may get in your way of moving to your next level. The higher you get in organizations, the more likely you need […]

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

Immigrant Children Are Being Detained For Months In America

On Tuesday night, lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven immigrant youth and their families who claim the Trump administration is detaining children for an egregious amount of time. Most of the young plaintiffs, who range from ages 11 to 17, have been stuck in children’s shelters or foster care facilities for between four and […]

Not Every Woman Needs The Limelight To Shine For Some Of Them, Their Light Is Enough

Not Every Woman Needs The Limelight To Shine For Some Of Them, Their Light Is Enough

When I was a little girl, I saw a lot about leadership from the media and the world around me. Leaders were smartly suited men who sat at the heads of boardroom tables and glowered at their smarmy lieutenants, occasionally losing their tempers and shouting insults. Leaders were the ones who spoke the loudest and the most […]

Community Gathers At Vigil To Mourn Shooting Victims

Community Gathers At Vigil To Mourn Shooting Victims

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. ― Hundreds of community members crowded Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on Thursday night to pay their respects at an emotional vigil for 12 victims who died in a mass shooting at a local bar. The vigil, which lasted about 45 minutes, came less than 24 hours after 12 people were […]

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. The president said the declaration has become imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. Inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, […]

Zimbabwe Bus Crash : Government Declares National Disaster

Zimbabwe Bus Crash : Government Declares National Disaster

Government has declared a state of national disaster the accident in which 46 people were killed when two buses side-swiped at the 166-kilometre peg along the Harare-Mutare highway on Wednesday evening. The accident involved Bolt Cutter and Smart Express buses. Declaring an accident a state of national disaster enables the State to mobilise resources to […]

Iran Sanctions May Not Cause Oil Shortage In Nigeria – Says, Petroleum Minister

Iran Sanctions May Not Cause Oil Shortage In Nigeria – Says, Petroleum Minister

U.S. sanctions on Iran won’t necessarily translate into a global shortage of oil, according to Nigerian Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. “Everybody assumes that once they put the sanctions on Iran, you’re going to lose that production,” Kachikwu said in Cape Town, appealing for patience until there’s more clarity on the impact of the penalties. […]