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Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

Govt Says No To Extension Of Maternity Leave In Tanzania

The Health, Community Development, Gender, the Elderly and Children deputy minister, Dr Faustin Ndugulile, says the government has no plan to extend maternity leave limits. According to him, mothers, who give birth to one baby will continue enjoying 84 days of maternity leave while those with twins are entitled to 100 days. Dr Ndugulile made […]

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women Lobbyists Eye 40 Percent Political Positions In Malawi

Women lobbyists have increased their campaign and hype for female parliamentary and local government aspirants, saying they want women to get 40 per cent of the seats in both parliament and councils. Emma Kaliya, chairperson of Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) said Malawi is not doing well in terms of putting women in decision making […]

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Stakeholders in the business and entrepreneurship sector in collaboration with partners, yesterday February 26th 2019, validated the ‘She Trades’ initiative in The Gambia. The International Trade Center (ICT), launched the ‘She Trades’, a global initiative to create an ecosystem of integrated solutions which empowers women economically, through greater integration in trade and investment. The global […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

A new farming model to overturn peasantry farming in Uganda is coming on board with concerted effort from agricultural experts establishing Agricultural Park in northern Uganda for embracement of corporate farming. The concept of Agriculture Parks as a strategy for established farming can be used to protect farmland and create access to land for farmers […]

Equality Based On Gender And Female Empowerment Is A Core Development Objective

Equality Based On Gender And Female Empowerment Is A Core Development Objective

Equality based on gender and female empowerment is a core development objective. This can be considered as a fundamental factor in the realization of human rights and effective and sustainable development outcomes. According to the World Bank (World Bank, 2015), gender equality is achieved when both men and women enjoy the same socio-economic rights and […]

Be The Lady In Red – Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out

Be The Lady In Red – Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out

1. Don’t be afraid to stand out. Be “the lady in red.” Regardless of the industry, women bring qualities to a project that men may not possess. For example, I inherited my grandmother’s keen attention to detail. For her, “detail” had her designing rooms with built-in vacuum cleaners, walls covered in velvet wallpaper and meticulous […]

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

The women participated in a crash planting demonstration of cabbage A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit to their counterparts in Kabala, Koinadugu District, in the North of the country. The women from the East, mainly drawn from the women in governance […]

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

Girls’ Mentorship – The Game Changer

The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. It does this by looking across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity Educational Attainment Health and Survival Political Empowerment. It also provides country […]

Dear Fighter, You Have Come This Far

Dear Fighter, You Have Come This Far

Hey babe, There is so much you have done so far. You have come this far. You have cried, you have carried your shoes, buckled it and ran the race. You have changed the status-quo, you have carried yourself to places you never thought you could get to. When they came at you and said […]