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Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice. In African societies, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread and deeply […]

Bolewa Sabourin Promotes Dance Therapy For Victims Of Sexual Violence In DRC

Bolewa Sabourin Promotes Dance Therapy For Victims Of Sexual Violence In DRC

French-Congolese choreographer and dancer Bolewa Sabourin is the force behind Re-Creation, a project that uses dance to provide therapeutic support to female victims of rape and sexual assault in the Kivu region of eastern DRC. Born to a Congolese father who was the dance teacher of his French mother, 33-year-old Bolewa Sabourin was destined to […]

How To Deal With Toxic People

How To Deal With Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife and, worst of all, stress. Research has found that stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. […]

An Open Letter From Bill and Melinda Gates

An Open Letter From Bill and Melinda Gates

We’re dedicating this year’s letter to our dear friend and Bill’s Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, who died of cancer last October. Paul was a brilliant man with a wide-ranging mind and a special talent for explaining complicated subjects in a simple way. He loved to share his passion for music, science, the arts, sports, philanthropy, […]

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

Most women have experienced sexual harassment or even encountered sexual jokes from those around them. A recent survey released by ActionAid revealed widespread harassment of young women with as many as three quarters (74 per cent) of Kenya’s young women reporting that they had come face to face with sexual harassment in the last six […]

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

TODAY, February 6, is the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is NOT a public holiday, although it is dedicated to international observation as part of combined efforts by the United Nations Organisation to meet one of its ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ programme to year-2030 (SDG-2030). Goal Number-5 out […]

USAID Announces U.S.$12 Million For The Prevention Of Cervical Cancer In Sub-Saharan Africa

USAID Announces U.S.$12 Million For The Prevention Of Cervical Cancer In Sub-Saharan Africa

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programs, to prevent cervical cancer in the Republics of Malawi and Mozambique through integrated programs to improve women’s health. Cervical cancer is an outcome of infection […]

World Cancer Day – Our Women Should Take Regular Screening Seriously

World Cancer Day –  Our Women Should Take Regular Screening Seriously

Women aged 30 and above should go for regular checkups in order to prevent or be able to detect early cervical and breast cancers, which are the most prevalent cancers in women. This warning was issued on Sunday by Dr Diane Gashumba, the Minister for Health, during an event to celebrate World Cancer Day.   […]

Women Are Changing The Tech-landscape Of Start-up Ecosystem

Women Are Changing The Tech-landscape Of Start-up Ecosystem

The Golden Age for women entrepreneurs has started. The stars have adjusted to help trigger the trend as strong ecosystems produce ambitious females outfitted with inspiration, know-how and funding. As of late, the number of women entrepreneurs has been growing at twice the rate of their male counterparts. Then again, although this growth is at […]

The Struggles Of Sudanese Women – Acts Of Violence, Abuse

The Struggles Of Sudanese Women – Acts Of Violence, Abuse

Sudan stands alone as it protests thirty years of oppression. And yet so much of its struggle resonates across Africa and the world. Sudan struggles alone. The government’s reaction to nationwide protests has been brutal. The uprising began on 19 December and continues to pick up numbers and energy over a month later. So far, […]

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