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Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and was an inspiration around the world. Known as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther dedicated her life to helping others like her succeed. In addition to her own business, she taught […]

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

  Imagine a future Africa where patriarchy is dead and more women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set […]

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Women In Leadership – Why The Gap Is Still Wide

Executive Director of Women Fund Tanzania Ms Mary Rusimbi presents a paper at an event in Dar es Salaam. She is flanked by the Chairperson of the Coalition of Women and Constitution Tanzania, Prof Ruth Meena. ALL women have in-born leadership character. What needs to be added is talent promotion, and this mostly should be […]

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

Only 23 Women Are Willingly To Be Senators In Kenya?

The balance between the sexes in the Senate looks set to remain tilted in favour of men as only 23 women have asked to be nominated for election as senators at the next General Election. No woman was elected to the Senate in the last General Election, which resulted in the 18 who got there […]

‘Hidden Figures’ Curriculum Brings Film’s Lessons To The Classroom

‘Hidden Figures’ Curriculum Brings Film’s Lessons To The Classroom

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced Monday that it’s partnering with nonprofit Journeys in Film and the USC Rossier School of Education to offer a curriculum guide with lesson plans based on the film. “Hidden Figures” is based on the true ― yet previously little-known ― story of three of the first black “human computers” […]

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

If the Chinese City of Beijing comes to mind every time you talk about gender issues it’s probably advisable not to read beyond this first sentence. But, if gender will possibly mean little else beyond pub talk, or coinage floated around in policy corridors, then please read on. It’s a bit weird, also, that every […]

‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

 More than 45,000 complaints were issued against women under Sudan’s Public Order Act during 2016. “Students, working women, and especially food and tea vendors have received the lion’s share of physical and verbal violence.” Dr Ihsan Figeiri is the coordinator of the No to Oppression of Women Initiative, which was banned from holding an event […]

UN Rights Chief Alarmed By Rape Chants In Burundi

UN Rights Chief Alarmed By Rape Chants In Burundi

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has expressed outrage at an apparent widespread pattern of rallies in several provinces across Burundi, where young men from the Imbonerakure militia – the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD political party – repeatedly chant a call to impregnate or kill opponents. According to […]

Political Parties Are The Biggest Barriers To Women’s Political Participation In Liberia

Political Parties Are The Biggest Barriers To Women’s Political Participation In Liberia

The country representative of United Nations Women, Lisa Kinderbavei has alleged that political parties are the biggest barriers of women’s political participation in the country. Kinderbavei made the observation recently during her interaction with female journalists at the auditorium of the YMCA in Monrovia. According to her, women play a vibrant and meaningful role in […]

College Student Hilariously Smacks Down White Supremacist Richard Spencer

College Student Hilariously Smacks Down White Supremacist Richard Spencer

White supremacist Richard Spencer got a supremely hilarious smack down when he spoke at Auburn University in Alabama on Tuesday night. Spencer was taking questions from the audience members when a young black student came up to the mic with a serious question. “How are white people more racially oppressed than black people?” she asked. […]

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