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Women Face Persistent Gender Gaps In Education And Jobs

Women Face Persistent Gender Gaps In Education And Jobs

Despite widespread popular support for gender equality, African women are still disadvantaged by persistent gender gaps in education, employment, control over key assets, and access to technology, an Afrobarometer has revealed. The analysis, released Monday, reports that although there were substantial cross-country differences, African societies were generally supportive of women’s equality in principle, report considerable […]

Women Are “Africa’s Tigers” – Antoinette Sassou Nguesso

Women Are “Africa’s Tigers” – Antoinette Sassou Nguesso

African women are on the cusp of securing gender equality. “We are convinced that the moment for African women has now come,” said Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, the First Lady of the Republic of Congo. Nguesso made the remarks on Tuesday at a meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) on the […]

Anti-FGM Campaigner Nimco Ali Launches Global Bid To Protect Girls

Anti-FGM Campaigner Nimco Ali Launches Global Bid To Protect Girls

Every country must ban female genital mutilation to protect girls and help end poverty, Somali-born British campaigner Nimco Ali said as she launched a global project to end the practice by 2030. About 3.9 million girls have their external genitalia partially or totally removed every year despite health risks, according to the United Nations Population […]

Ivanka Trump Women’s Initiative Announces U.S.$27Million In Grants

Ivanka Trump Women’s Initiative Announces U.S.$27Million In Grants

A White House initiative spearheaded by Ivanka Trump to empower women around the developing world economically, announced its initial achievements, including $27 million in grants for projects in 22 countries. The project also reported its first substantial success: backing a change in Ivory Coast family law to make it more equitable to women. Speaking in […]

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Some women are challenging traditions and navigating male-dominated property market in hope that, one day, they will have security that comes with owning a place of their own In the hallway of a large, brick-faced apartment block in Johannesburg, Halima Jawahir greets her tenants, a group of six Somali women drying their henna-painted hands in […]

The Story Corner : Association Of Womb Watchers

The Story Corner : Association Of Womb Watchers

For our non-African readers, in this part of the world when a woman gets married, they start expecting to see her pregnant, they begin to question her fertility if they haven’t seen anything after two years, or three years, then the gist would start flying maybe she is barren, maybe she has done this and […]

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

Stellenbosch University Responds To Furore Over Coloured Women ‘Low Cognitive’ Risk Study

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article that claimed that coloured women in South Africa have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, owing to low education levels and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, are those of the authors alone, Stellenbosch University said on Wednesday. The highly criticised study, titled Age- and education-related effects on […]

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 […]

African Women Surmount Obstacles To Redefine Their Countries

African Women Surmount Obstacles To Redefine Their Countries

In the 17th century, a fearsome group of African soldiers defended their kingdom against invaders and marauders. Well-trained and thousands strong, the Women Warriors of Dahomey inspired fear and won battles for more than 200 years in what is now Benin. In 20th-century Eritrea, women fought alongside men and led soldiers into combat throughout the […]

First Lady Fatima Bio Launches ’50 Million African Women Speak’ Project

First Lady Fatima Bio Launches ’50 Million African Women Speak’ Project

The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, has yesterday officially launched the “5o Million African Women Speak Platform” project at the Bintumani International Hotel in Freetown. The project worth $13.2 million is an initiative of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), the East African and […]

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