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WAELE Mobilizes Women From 29 Countries On Peace Building

WAELE Mobilizes Women From 29 Countries On Peace Building

A non-profit-making international women organisation, Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment, WAELE, at the weekend, mobilised women from 28 African countries to converge in Abuja for a two-day peace building/training workshop. The Founder, WAELE, Dr Basirat Nahibi-Niasse, in a welcome address said the essence of the training was to equip women who are members […]

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

Caring For Widows -The Pain, The Guilt, The Journey

I helped set up International Widows Day after seeing the harsh injustices endured by my mother when she became a young widow When my mother was widowed at the age of 37 following my father’s death from tuberculosis her grief was compounded by a cruel social stigma that she endured her whole life. That was […]

Women Should Be Empowered Beyond Owing Lands

Women Should Be Empowered Beyond Owing Lands

In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. It makes sense, then, that many donors, national governments and civil society groups believe rebalancing asset and land ownership in favour of women will greatly empower women. The argument is that increasing women’s […]

Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults and other violations in sub-Saharan Africa. Examples include the campaign by violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram to undermine the rights of young women through kidnappings, as well as sexual abuse against […]

Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Every Woman Should Be Respected – Julius Malema Calls

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Wednesday called for the respect of all women, both in politics and at home. He was speaking at a memorial service held at the Majwemasweu Stadium in Deeplevel Brandfort, directly opposite the house which Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her children occupied when she was banished by the apartheid police […]

Let’s Teach Women To Maximise Natural Resources For Financial Growth

Let’s Teach Women To Maximise Natural Resources For Financial Growth

This contribution draws on time spent interviewing, walking with villagers and witnessing the eroding base of women’s security and empowerment in rural and informal sectors in some African countries, a trend that has heightened in the last decade. The countries in question share some common features: a colonial legacy of peoples displaced from their ancestral […]

The Role of Women In Zimbabwean Art

The Role of Women In Zimbabwean Art

The servitude of African women in colonial times barred them from practising art in public spaces. The intellectual, social and cultural space of African women in formerly colonised nations had been restricted and socially reduced in importance to the backroom of contemporary art and thinking. Against all odds women have stood the test of times […]

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

Africa Women Now Understand The Fun Behind Coding

More women techies could help close income inequality gap At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in male-dominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health sciences—but instead of treating patients, she […]

Tragic Plane Crash Kills 5 Year Old And Others In Russia

Tragic Plane Crash Kills 5 Year Old And Others In Russia

Nadezhda Krasova, five, the youngest victim in the crash, died along with her mother Oksana Krasova, 32, after the Antonov An-148 airliner broke up in mid-air, according to eyewitness reports.  The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from the capital’s Domodedovo Airport, according to the Mail newspaper. The […]

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities At Workplaces

Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities At Workplaces

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization’s Summit on “A better future for women at work” on June 15. The new report released by the United […]

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