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There Is No Harm In Getting Our Girls To Start Early – The Growth Mindset

There Is No Harm In Getting Our Girls To Start Early – The Growth Mindset

Our brains are filled with neural pathways, connections made of bundles of neurons that receive and pass on information to different parts of the nervous system. New habits, experiences, practice, and any kind of learning, cause neural pathways to re- arrange and change. And this ability of the brain to constantly develop, grow, and evolve—the […]

The National Union of Eritrean Women Empowers Women In The Region

The National Union of Eritrean Women Empowers Women In The  Region

 The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Anseba region organized a seminar on 24 and 25 June in Keren aimed at empowering women. According to the report presented at the seminar the union has conducted commendable activities in developing economic capacity of women, increasing political awareness, health service provision to women and children […]

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

The government has been urged to empower women working in agriculture to revolutionise the sector. Discussing the 2018/19 budget, agriculture stakeholders noted that it was crucial to increase the sector’s contribution to the national economy. Kipunguni resident Seleman Bishegazi said women play a significant role in the sector. “Although they are major food producers, the […]

UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

UNFPA Begins Project To Improve Sexual Reproductive Health

Sexual Reprodu ctive Health and Rights Services, a three-year project that focuses on building resilience through universal access to sexual reproductive health in Somali state, was officially launched last week. The 3.3 million USD project is jointly financed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Denmark. Speaking on a press conference, […]

Saving Girls From Sexual Exploitation

Saving Girls From Sexual Exploitation

 More than 100 girls in sexual exploitation areas in Lilongwe through Theatre for a Change Malawi (TfaC) have been reached out with Tingathe project, a programme which conveys knowledge on sexual reproductive health and child protection. TfaC is an organization which started in 2007 with a purpose of improving sexual reproductive health for marginalized, vulnerable […]

The NGOs Working On Women’s Issues

The NGOs Working On Women’s Issues

In every industry certain words are consistently employed. For non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on women’s issues, it is “empowerment”. It is echoed in university halls, on the radios and meetings in kebeles. The whole charade has not left a good taste in my mouth. Empowerment in its actual form means to give someone the authority. […]

Women Should Be Empowered Beyond Owing Lands

Women Should Be Empowered Beyond Owing Lands

In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. It makes sense, then, that many donors, national governments and civil society groups believe rebalancing asset and land ownership in favour of women will greatly empower women. The argument is that increasing women’s […]

Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Empowering Women To Be Resistant, Outspoken Against Patriachy

Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults and other violations in sub-Saharan Africa. Examples include the campaign by violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram to undermine the rights of young women through kidnappings, as well as sexual abuse against […]

Actionaid Donates Motorbikes To Rural Women

Actionaid Donates Motorbikes To Rural Women

Actionaid Liberia yesterday donated four brand new motorbikes to rural women in Bong, Grand Gedeh, Montserrado and Gbarpolu counties, to ease their transportation burden while following up cases of mobility in the various communities. The motorbikes were purchased with funds provided by SIDA through the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia. The women were represented by […]

Entrepreneurship Platform Initiative Inspires Women, Youths to Embark On Profitable Ventures

Entrepreneurship Platform Initiative Inspires Women, Youths to Embark On Profitable Ventures

Panelists at the first Lagos seminar of the Entrepreneurship Platform Initiative (EPI), have urged budding entrepreneurs particularly women and youths to be innovative and aspire beyond their set business targets. The panelists in their respective remarks at the forum encouraged women to take advantage of their God given skills and develop great business ideas so […]

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