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The Drive To Close Gaps On Health Issues Facing Women And Girls

The Drive To Close Gaps On Health Issues Facing Women And Girls

In Africa today women still die needlessly during childbirth. They also fall pregnant when they aren’t ready and don’t want to get pregnant. And there are still many obstacles on their path to living full and fulfilled lives. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental to people’s health and survival, to economic development, and […]

Rwanda To Bridge Gender Gap In Private Companies

Rwanda To Bridge Gender Gap In Private Companies

It will take concerted efforts between the government and the Private sector to bridge gender gaps existing in private companies so as to promote a gender-inclusive business environment, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, has said. The Minister made the remarks last week at an event recognizing private sector companies for promoting gender […]

Half UK Companies Fail To Reduce Their Gender Pay Gap

Half UK Companies Fail To Reduce Their Gender Pay Gap

Nearly half of all major British companies have failed to reduce their gender pay gap over the last year, data released on Friday showed, despite rising government pressure and public scrutiny. Britain’s women’s minister said there was a need for a “cultural change” after publication of the data under a new government requirement for companies […]

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

When you try to promote women in commerce people always ask why, what’s the business case? The truth is, for a long time sexual equality has been viewed as just a human rights imperative, but lately women’s contributions to the global economy have been under scrutiny. In 2015 the McKinsey Global Institute looked at what […]

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at the bank improved under Maria Ramos’s guidance. Both the number of black women and men in senior management positions increased during her period as CEO. Given that she was […]

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

 Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness. “Agriculture and agribusiness are generally perceived as run by men,” entrepreneur and Director of the Nairobi-based African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN) Beatrice Gakuba, told IPS. […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

It can be a humiliating experience chasing your dreams, especially when said dreams involve competing against dozens of other women for the dubious title of Miss Uganda. Exhibit A, the cringeworthy episode of the contestant who announced that she attends “Makerele University”. Ye gods! How can we trust you to represent us in any international […]

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths. This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key driver of […]

More Work, No Equal Pay – The Battle Of Women In Tech

More Work, No Equal Pay – The Battle Of Women In Tech

Being a parent gave me a perspective that I frequently apply to my professional life. In watching my kids grow, I realized that there are some outcomes that I can influence and some that are out of my control or not worth my energy. The swimming class that ended up in endless arguments when my […]

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