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Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural women and girls play vital roles in their families and communities. They produce food, gather water, provide care, and navigate myriad challenges from poverty to environmental disasters, due to climate change. Today marks the International Day for Rural Women. But too often, rural women and girls face extreme challenges in realizing their human rights. […]

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. Not only was […]

Business Women In Zimbabwe Have Been Urged To Engage Technology

Business Women  In Zimbabwe Have Been Urged To Engage Technology

Women in business should engage the country’s trade promotion body, ZimTrade to come up with solutions which will enable them to participate in international markets, the new Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. Speaking at a women in enterprise conference last week Minister Ndlovu highlighted the need for local women in business to […]

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

Announcement comes on the one year anniversary of De Beers Group’s partnership with UN Women as a HeForShe Thematic Champion to stand with women and girls around the world De Beers Group, in partnership with United Nations (UN) Women, is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year capacity-building programme to improve the livelihoods of […]

Why Is It Always About The Woman?

Why Is It Always About The Woman?

If someone is good and fit for a job, give him/her. Why am I saying this? I read somewhere that a particular Parliament has banned women who use hair extensions, fix their nails and use eyelashes because they are fake. What the heck is that? Isn’t that rubbish of the highest order? It is bad […]

Empowering Women Lies At The Centre Of Population Growth in Africa

Empowering Women Lies At The Centre Of Population Growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills? Millions more Africans have been able to answer yes to these questions in recent years. But there’s an elephant in the room. […]

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil Society In Seychelles To Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations. The chief executive of CEPS – Michel Pierre – […]

New Moroccan Law Fails To Protect Women From Forced Marriage

New Moroccan Law Fails To Protect Women From Forced Marriage

 The new law criminalizes “harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill treatment of women” A new law criminalising violence against women that came into effect in Morocco on Wednesday does not fully protect women against forced marriage or domestic violence, activists said. Campaigners broadly welcomed the new law, which criminalizes “harassment, aggression, sexual exploitation or ill […]

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya plans discussions with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair Holdings Plc and easyJet Plc to begin flying to the East African nation famous for its beaches and safaris, its tourism minister said. Tourism is one of the country’s biggest generators of foreign exchange after remittances and agricultural exports, and earned the nation 119.9 billion shillings […]

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

  Eritrea says it will cut the size of its army as part of changes to a system of mandatory national service that the United Nations blames for propelling tens of thousands of people to flee to Europe and neighboring countries. The official end to a two-decade war with neighboring Ethiopia means the country that […]

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