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Balancing Gender Inclusivity With Financial Stability

Balancing Gender Inclusivity With Financial Stability

Enat Bank was concocted by a group of people who had the idea of establishing a women-focused firm. This was not only because they were business women who knew first-hand the challenges faced by the gender to access finance. It was also because women are the emerging entrepreneurship powerhouse, consumer base, talent source and decision […]

Gender Inclusion Is Not A Favour To Women – Kagame

Gender Inclusion Is Not A Favour To Women – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that during his tenure as Chairperson of the African Union, among the action items he will seek to advance include gender inclusion and equity at the Union. Kagame was speaking yesterday at the panel discussion on “Public services in 21st century Africa” moderated by Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder of the […]

Rural Women Lead the Way In Addressing Food Insecurity

Rural Women Lead the Way In Addressing Food Insecurity

Mrs. Everlyn Karhenye, leader of the Gbawaken Rural Women Community Green Reserve is a strong voice for women’s rights and equality in her community. Here, she demonstrates how to operate one of the machines used for their farming. Photo: UN Women/Moses Kelleh 49-years old Everlyn Karhenye, a mother of nine children is leader of the […]

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 […]

Celebrating Women Should Go Beyond Human Rights

Celebrating Women Should Go Beyond Human Rights

As Tanzania joins the rest of the world in celebrating women’s day, we can all agree that despite the great efforts made in trying to make life easy for them, women still face a great number of challenges. A big chunk of them still face unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, pregnancy complications leading to death, fistula, […]

Financial Empowerment Is Key To Women’s Independence

Financial Empowerment Is Key To Women’s Independence

 Ensuring that women become financially empowered and independent has been described as one way of boosting their confidence and thus enabling them to compete with their male counterparts for leadership positions. The sentiments were shared by the Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ms Botlogile Tshireletso on February 9 at a roundtable on […]

To borrow or not to borrow?

To borrow or not to borrow?

President Muhammadu Buhari proposes to spend over N6n in the 2016 Appropriation Bill, even though government “reasonably” expects to earn about N3.8tn as revenue. Consequently, according to the budget proposals, N984bn will be borrowed from personal and corporate holders of surplus naira to partly fund the shortfall, while $4.5bn (N900bn) will also be borrowed from […]