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Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

It’s a real problem. I’ve been working in business and technology for over a decade and throughout the years I’ve come to realize that gender disparity is still a jarringly palpable issue in the tech sector. Like the apps and software technologists develop, the tech industry and greater culture has evolved incredibly quickly. This rapid […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

Gender-Sensitive’ Trade Policies Help Empower East African Women

Gender-Sensitive’ Trade Policies Help Empower East African Women

Trade policies which better benefit women across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. Crediting improved education, employment and other key areas, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Wednesday that East African countries can […]

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

From Iceland to Malawi, UN Gender-Equality Initiative Casts a Wide Net

The United Nations initiative to improve global parity for women casts a wide net. At one end, Iceland is aiming for full pay equity by 2020. At the other extreme, male leaders in Malawi have agreed to end child marriage.  Both have a place in the HeForShe initiative, a program that has won promises from […]

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

Namibian Chief Rallies For Gender Equality

 Chief Sakarias Seibeb of the Dauredaman Traditional Authority at Nueanab says he supports equality and the empowerment of women and wants them to be given an opportunity to ascend to the throne of his tribe in future. The new chief, whose traditional seat is at //Nueanab some 25 kilometres from Uis, revealed he has mooted […]

East Africa Leads In Gender Reforms

East Africa Leads In Gender Reforms

East African states are among countries that have been recognised by the World Bank for leading in the world’s gender equality campaign through eradication of legal barriers against women. A new World Bank report released last week on Thursday found that Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo and Zambia implemented the most reforms to remove legal barriers […]

The Tales Of Different Non-Governmental Organizations Working Towards Achieving Quality Education For Girls In Africa

The Tales Of Different Non-Governmental Organizations Working Towards Achieving Quality Education For Girls In Africa

Education is so much more than an opportunity to go to school; it is an opportunity to determine one’s future, to establish a voice within and outside of one’s community, and to dream beyond the limits of one’s circumstances. Education has the capacity to lift people out of poverty and to interrupt intergenerational poverty by […]

Progress For Women Is Progress For All – Let’s Give Girls A Voice

Progress For Women Is Progress For All – Let’s Give Girls A Voice

International Women’s Day was not only about celebrating progress but about pushing for more and that’s why I’m #StillMarching and backing Helen Pankhurst’s call for a decade of suffrage. Gender equality is like an elastic band, you can stretch it but if you don’t stretch it far enough it reverts back to its usual position. […]

Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

Gender Equality Is A Discussion For Everyone

The international community agreed on the global Goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. But we can’t reach it – not even by 2050 – until we talk to each other, rather than past each other. If we are serious about empowering women and girls, we have to bridge the huge chasm […]

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment

In celebrating this year International Women’s day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has called for gender equality and women empowerment. Speaking at the fourth edition of NSE International Women’s day symposium themed “Press For Progress, the chief executive officer of NSE, Oscar Onyema said that the theme of the symposium is not just another theme […]

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