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Monica Juma Roots For Women Empowerment In Kenya

Monica Juma Roots For Women Empowerment In Kenya

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has stressed the need to empower women politically as well as economically and them in policy-making at national and continental level so as to tackle gender inequality. Juma said that gender equality and empowerment cannot be achieved without the equal, full and effective participation of women at all levels […]

Soldiers Rescue Abandoned Female Child, Recover Arms

Soldiers Rescue Abandoned Female Child, Recover Arms

Nigerian army has on Monday rescued a female child abandoned by Boko Haram terrorists and recovered arms during their clearance patrol at Mallam Matsari village. In a statement disclosed by the director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General TEXAS CHUKWU, the operation was successful due to the Civilian Joint Task Force collaboration with the Nigerian troops. […]

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

“I don’t like to talk about it but I got into an accident when I was three years old… I remember we were still living on the streets…. My mother was drinking with her friends, and she didn’t watch out for me. I was running and playing and then I got hit by a car…. […]

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

As an entrepreneur, a mother and a member of the oft-discussed millennial generation, I feel I’m being positively pummeled with expectations, joys, demands, judgments and revelations. With too little time and more goals than I can count, I often feel overwhelmed. Yet, despite the dizzying whir of business and life, I feel absolutely certain about a […]

A 30 Day FOCUS Challenge

A 30 Day FOCUS Challenge

In 2016, my husband and I spent a few weeks traveling through Sri Lanka and New Zealand for our honeymoon.  What I love about traveling is that in addition to seeing incredible vistas and experiencing the local culture, you also have a LOT of downtime — time spent in the car, in the airport, being […]

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Kemiyondo Coutinho was born in Kampala to Ugandan parents, Sheila and Alex Coutinho. She has been writing and acting since age of 17. In 2001, when she was 13 years old in 2001, she joined the United World College of Waterford Kamhlaba, South Africa and graduated in 2007. She moved to Portland, Oregon in the […]

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

The Golden March In Uganda

The Golden March In Uganda

As the last of the Saturday morning showers hit the ground giving way to clearer blue skies, participants flocked the Centenary Park Grounds on Jinja Road in Kampala. The registration table was set, posters with names and pictures of murdered women as well as t-shirts handed out. For the first time ever in the history […]

The Woman Breaking Barriers In The Mining Sector

The Woman Breaking Barriers In The Mining Sector

 The sight of women behind wheels is now so common. But of the one behind the grouser pad of an excavator is so rare and at the same time fascinating. The story of 41-year-old Priscilla Mwapasa represents the significant strides Malawi is making in breaking gender barriers through women empowerment in various social and economic […]

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

People Still Unaware Of Gender, Marriage-Related Laws

 Most communities in the country remain unaware about gender and marriage related laws, a situation which is putting many women at a disadvantage, a government official has said. Director of Administration in the department of gender MacCallum Sibande said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe. He was speaking during the official opening of a national workshop […]