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WFP Begins Harvesting, Donates Rice Thresher To Women’s Group

WFP Begins Harvesting, Donates Rice Thresher To Women’s Group

The World Food Program (WFP) on last Friday kicked off the Magarma Farm Rice Harvest in Kpekor, rural Montserrado County. The rice harvesting, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), brought together local farmers and partners. WFP deputy country director Asif Bhutto, said he was impressed with the level of work done over […]

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

Teachers Union Calls For Empowerment Of Female Teachers

The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called for increased support to the female teachers as they play multiple roles in society. They said female teachers often serve as mothers and educators hence […]

Mordi, Bello, Nwaka Empower Over 300 women

Mordi, Bello, Nwaka Empower Over 300 women

IN line with the SMART agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, his Senior Special Assistant, SSA on International Relations, Dr Genevieve Mordi, the Executive Secretary, Delta State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, Mrs Shimite Bello and the member representing Aniocha South in the state House of Assembly, Ms Angela Nwaka, have […]

Govt Vows To Sustain Peace,Youth, Women Empowerment

Govt Vows To Sustain Peace,Youth, Women Empowerment

President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said the government would strive to sustain the restored peace, job creation and women empowerment. In his opening remark at the joint session of the House of Peoples’ of Representatives and House of Federation yesterday, President Dr.Mulatu said: “The government annulled the state of emergency following the restoration of peace and […]

What Are Women’s Human Rights?

What Are Women’s Human Rights?

Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human being on the planet nearly 70 years ago. These rights include the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn a fair and equal wage. As […]

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Joseline is a single mother employed in a restaurant in Kimironko. The mother of two wakes up at 4am to prepare her children for school. This includes preparing breakfast, bathing and dressing them up. By 6.30am she leaves home with the children and walks them to the bus stop before she proceeds to her workplace […]

More Women Should Climb The Ladder Of Educational Leadership

More Women Should Climb The Ladder Of Educational Leadership

Ministry of Education has planned to increase the share of women leadership in education by 25 percent this fiscal year. However, the viability of the goal relays on all stakeholders’ concerted efforts in overcoming the potential challenges facing women educational leaders, researchers comment. Indeed, such ambitious plan enhances women’s educational leadership role. But, the efforts […]

More Women Enrol In Literacy Programmes Than Men

More Women Enrol In Literacy Programmes Than Men

In January 2004, the late Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge, then aged 84 years, joined two of his grandchildren as a new pupil at Kapkenduiywa Primary School in Eldoret. Today, the Guinness Book of World Records lists him as the oldest person to ever enrol in elementary school. This however was not the achievement Mr Maruge was […]

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 […]

Public-Private Partnership To Assist Girls Become Strong Members of Society In Mauritius

Public-Private Partnership To Assist Girls Become Strong Members of Society In Mauritius

Some 300 drop-out school girls aged between 13 and 18 will join the ‘Goal’ Programme, a capacity-building intervention which aims at addressing three levels of personal, social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls using sport and life skill education so that they can make informed life choices. This joint initiative of the Ministry of Gender […]

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