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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 […]

When The Marriage Ends, They Are Left With Nothing – The Road To Empowerment

When The Marriage Ends, They Are Left With Nothing – The Road To Empowerment

 Sitting in her half-stocked chemist on the outskirts of Kapsabet, a sleepy farming town in the Kenyan highlands, Joselyn Jelimo, watched pensively as people walked, cycled and rode motorbikes to and from the nearby market. Jelimo was not troubled by the lack of customers but by the loss of her home, which her husband forced […]

Tips for Making the World a Better Place

Tips for Making the World a Better Place

1. Strong women empower other women I love the idea of elevating women, because we’re still trying to reach equality, but we aren’t there yet. If we can show all these amazing things that women can do, it gives other women and girls role models to look up to and think, I could be like […]

Empowering Girls And Women Through Skills

Empowering Girls And Women Through Skills

Empowering women economically, particularly female orphans and those that have experienced anguish, is sure a crucial aspect of any significant push to make them full and equal participants in their communities. So strengthening the economic role of women is also imperative to reducing poverty and education outcomes, as well as achieving other broad development goals. […]

The Empowering Fatherlessness Of Wonder Woman

The Empowering Fatherlessness Of Wonder Woman

For many women, Father’s Day is awkward at best and simply excruciating at worst. These are the same women who, as girls, shared friends’ dads at father-daughter dances in school, or who called in sick with a stomach ache instead of attending. There are myriad reasons for a father’s absence in his daughter’s life: some […]

South Africa: This 23-Year-Old Is Empowering Other Women and Girls to Deal With Life

South Africa: This 23-Year-Old Is Empowering Other Women and Girls to Deal With Life

As South Africa commemorates the 1956 march of thousands of women to the Union Buildings to protest against pass laws, today’s young women continue to show resilience and compassion in their own ways. The Daily Vox spoke to SNENHLANHLA MZONELI, a 23-year-old social work student at UKZN and co-founder of a non-profit organisation called Anopa, […]

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Andrew Longwe co-founded Capital Financial Services, a youth microfinance program in Malawi, with an ambitious goal — to bring about socio-economic empowerment to youth and women in low-income groups through financial services. In addition to being CEO of Capital Financial, Longwe was also a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and participant in U.S. President Barack Obama’s […]