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Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

 Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with HIV in Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute for the Fight against Aids (INLS). Journalists present at the launch of the HIV-AIDS vertical prevention campaign to be held in Moxico by the first lady. The Director of the Institute, Lucia […]

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven “High burden to high impact” response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. A report by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services had earlier in […]

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 […]