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The Women Who Feed The World

The Women Who Feed The World

Many have warned that if women’s unpaid work were to be duly counted, the economic model as we know it would fall apart. Yet, are we aware of how the world would be fed if women in the rural areas simply stopped? According to UN reports, the share of women in the agricultural labor force [PDF] comprises […]

Facing Trials, Moving Stronger

Facing Trials, Moving Stronger

Failed Marriage? Drowned Business? Low Income? Confused Mental state? Everything is dark, nothing is working? Something is happening, looks like the world is about to crumble on you. You are tired, you want to throw it all in. I know people have been there, some people are still there and some people have passed there. […]

The Invisible Sacrifices Of A Working Mum

The Invisible Sacrifices Of A Working Mum

Claire was one of the thirteen working moms we interviewed. Despite having a supportive partner, she felt as if she wasn’t doing as much as she could at home. And despite making weekly business trips away from her family, she felt as if she wasn’t doing enough at work. She brings in the highest sales […]

Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead In The Tech Industry

Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead In The Tech Industry

Women in technology face well-known barriers to career development. Only 25 percent of “computing” professionals are women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and the percentage shrinks moving up the corporate ladder. In fact, only 11 percent of executives at Silicon Valley tech companies are women. And the numbers for women of color are even worse. The causes of […]

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote […]

Let Her Be A Girl – She Should Not Be Raped, She Should Not Be Molested

Let Her Be A Girl – She Should Not Be Raped, She Should Not Be Molested

They say when a girl child is growing up, she becomes self aware and this self awareness comes with the trusting of a child. She sees everyone as her uncle, aunt, mum and dad. She jumps on them, she sometimes forgets to wear her panties before sitting on the laps of her uncle or father. […]

How Do We Deal With This Script That Is Common To Every Woman

How Do We Deal With This Script That Is Common To Every Woman

A few years ago, Olatorera Oniru, a young Nigerian female entrepreneur, started a fashion company which would later put her on a journey of establishing one of the fastest growing consultancy firms in her country. Oniru is the chief executive officer of Dressmeoutlet.com, a Lagos-based e-Commerce firm that retails fashion, health and beauty products in […]

International Day Of The Girl Child – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

International Day Of The Girl Child – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields. Yet far too often, girls are not given the space and opportunities they need to achieve their full […]

This Terrain Of Trafficking Women For Sex – What Should Be Done

This Terrain Of Trafficking Women For Sex – What Should Be Done

A new report by the CNN has revealed how some women trafficked from Nigeria are forced into prostitution in a park in Paris, capital city of France. Over the years, stories of women deceived into giving up their money for a “better life” in Europe but later forced into prostitution, have made news headlines. In […]

The Male Feminist

The Male Feminist

During the course of the first prolonged winter of my stay in the Twin Cities, I was asked to moderate a panel session about journalism as part of a collegiate media conference annually held here. After the organizers and I agreed on a subject, I then had to set out to see who would want […]

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