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Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

Raped, Told To Marry Her Rapist!

When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary school, yet community members were unable to stop the marriage taking place in their village of Mafeteng, 77 kilometers from Lesotho’s capital […]

Monday On The Go – Stand Tall

Monday On The Go – Stand Tall

Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

Common Contraceptive Could Raise TB Risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed that one of South Africa’s most commonly-used injectable contraceptives could potentially increase women’s chances of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Injectable contraceptives are widely used across sub-Saharan Africa, being the […]

Most Female Managers Do Not Close Gender Pay Gap

Most Female Managers Do Not Close Gender Pay Gap

Women earned 7 percent less than men on average – whether they worked for a man or a woman and regardless of the share of women managers in the organisation Women are just as likely to earn less than men when they work under a female supervisor or in a company with a high proportion […]

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Women In Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership In Government

Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I am thrilled to witness the fantastic changes that have taken place in Ethiopia over the recent months, with women assuming leadership positions at the […]

Remote Worker ? Let’s Help You Avoid Burnout

Remote Worker ? Let’s Help You Avoid Burnout

These days, many people are able to work from a variety of locations, thanks to the Internet. More and more companies are allowing their employees to become remote workers. These employees are not chained to a desk in the same old office every day, and they are able to work from pretty much anywhere in the world, […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

#AW Gist : Positive Vibes Only

I am one person who believes in ‘Reciprocal Energy‘, it is very important to me and I think it should be important to a whole lot of us too. You shouldn’t allow relationships that push you down, relationships that make you less of who you are. If the energy is draining, find another energy! Life […]

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Successful female entrepreneurs in Uganda have shared their success stories with the aim of inspiring fellow women to break through barriers in a male dominated private sector. At the “Breaking the mold: inspiring female youth leaders” forum organized by the Feed the Future, an American government funded initiative aimed at unlocking youth potential, several female […]

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Modern technology is a marvelous thing – it can increase accuracy and efficiency, perform tedious and redundant tasks, improve the decision-making process, and in general, make life and work a lot easier. And if that’s not enough, technology can also help to advance gender equality. When speaking of the ubiquitousness of the internet, it’s important […]

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