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President Barrow Promises Special Attention On Women in 2020 Budget

President Barrow Promises Special Attention On Women in 2020 Budget

President promised that women issues will command special attention in government’s budgetary plans in the 2020 fiscal year. “I assure that my office will give full support to any Cabinet Paper emanating from your Ministry. Whatever we do not provide for you, know that the issue is beyond our means,” President Barrow said. According to […]

Arlan Hamilton Is Breaking Barriers And Empowering The Next Level Of Black Female Investors

Arlan Hamilton Is Breaking Barriers And Empowering The Next Level Of Black Female Investors

For Arlan Hamilton, investors are made, not born. While she believes that some people have an innate nature to become investors, she also recognizes black women who take a different path or start from humble beginnings. Regardless of your background, Hamilton has plenty of advice for black women who are getting started as investors. Here, […]

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Genocide Survivor Aims To Empower Women

Safi Mukundwa knows what it means to be young, fearful and desperate. Mukundwa was just 8 years old when she hid among bloodied bodies, emerging as the only one in her family to survive the 1994 genocide that swept through Rwanda, including her Western Province hometown of Kibuye. She remembers the man who killed her […]

Red Cross Empowers 184 Women In Various Skills

Red Cross Empowers 184 Women In Various Skills

Graduates of the 8th Cycle of the Liberia National Red Cross Society’s (LNRCS) Women Integration (WIN) project, attentively listening to the various speakers. A renowned Liberian Registered Nurse (RN), Roslyn Nugba Ballah, has called on Liberian women and young girls to take advantage of opportunities that will bring about self-empowerment, which leads to self-sustainability and […]

NPA Pledges Women Empowerment In Maritime Sector

NPA Pledges Women Empowerment In Maritime Sector

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has stated that the organisation is fully committed to the welfare of women especially those in the maritime sub sector. Usman, who spoke at the 2019 MMS Hall of Famers’ Day and a night of Empowerment in Lagos, called on women in all […]

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

Sew Easy Workshop Is Helping Women To Be Self-Employed

In efforts to reduce high unemployment rate, promote self-employment and job creation among women, two partners, Folashade Dan-Oketola and Nwakaego Abuah, professionals in dressmaking have decided to empower Nigerian women through their Sew Easy Workshop online platform. This platform is to simplify the acquisition of dressmaking skills.   Speaking on the online dressmaking academy, Folashade […]

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

MAKING IT BETTER : The Psychology Behind Women Blaming And Shaming Other Women

‘Woman’s lip bitten off by the girlfriend of the man who gave her a free ride’; that was the headline to a recent story in one of the dailies. It immediately made me think of the numerous stories in the papers, on the radio, on TV reality shows, real life crime stories and one of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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