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After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

After Four Decades Of War, Afghan Widows Battle For Homes

– After her husband was killed and their home in Baghlan province torched in Afghanistan’s long-running war, Nasim Gul fled nearly 200 miles to Kabul with her four children and moved in with her cousin, sewing clothes to eke out a living. As a widow, Gul could not claim the small plot of land her […]

Door-knocking Neighbors Help Avert Home Seizures In Detroit

Door-knocking Neighbors Help Avert Home Seizures In Detroit

When Delores Orr was going door-to-door helping her Detroit neighbours deal with the effects of one of the nation’s worst tax foreclosure crises, she was shocked at how many people didn’t know their homes were in danger or what to do about it. As it turned out, that included her. Orr, 72, was working with […]

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence Against Women In Poor Settings Of South Africa

Violence against women and girls in South Africa is now recognised as a national crisis. Far too many women and girls experience violence, primarily from their intimate partners. The latest Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey across South Africa, led by the South African Medical Research Council in 2016, suggests that 1 in 10 women experienced […]

S.Korea’s Emerging Feminists Reject Marriage

S.Korea’s Emerging Feminists Reject Marriage

No dating, no sex, no marriage and no babies: two South Korean YouTubers who vow to stay single have caused an uproar in the East Asian nation as it battles the world’s lowest fertility rate. The duo have gained celebrity status for their SOLOdarity channel – with some 37,000 followers in its first year – […]

Breaking Down Walls, Iranian Women Fight Home-Built Patriarchy

Breaking Down Walls, Iranian Women Fight Home-Built Patriarchy

From breaking down kitchen walls designed to separate women from men to ornately decorating domestic spaces – an architect has been mapping “signs of resistance” of Iranian women in their own homes. On display at the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah Architecture Triennial until Feb. 8, the work of Iranian-Australian architect Samaneh Moafi explores how Iranian […]

In Her 30’s – Getting A Date

In Her 30’s – Getting A Date

Hello Readers, you are welcome to a special hangout for young women who are single, well maybe searching but are working hard, developing themselves, having some societal issues cos they are older and still single, no man, just single. In this part of the world, you know what that is. There is some special kind […]

London Launches Green Energy Firm To Fight Climate Change, Poverty

London Launches Green Energy Firm To Fight Climate Change, Poverty

London’s mayor launched a green energy company that will provide “fair-priced” electricity from renewable sources on Monday, seeking to reduce carbon emissions and make fuel more affordable. One in 10 Londoners cannot afford to pay their energy bills, according to figures from the mayor’s office, which said the new, company London Power, would offer a […]

Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

As a child, Kenyan meteorologist Saumu Shaka helped out on her parents’ small farm growing maize and pigeon pea – and learned how the weather can hold food producers hostage. “Looking back, the yield has declined over the years,” said Shaka, 28, who works with the Kenya Meteorological Department. A decade ago, her parents would […]

AW Gist : The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

AW Gist :   The Change Agents – (Social Media Feminists)

Happy New Year, Welcome to 2020. We are excited to have y’all here with us and we promise to get you engaged in topics that will trigger conversations tending towards growth for women and girls in Nigeria, Africa.   This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is […]

Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

STRUGGLING over land rights among women in Tanzania and Africa, in general, has remained as one of the social challenges despite efforts by relevant authorities to solve the problem. In most parts of Northern Tanzania, women attest to the power of land ownership for personal empowerment and transformations in gender relations. Yet very few have […]

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