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The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

“I don’t like to talk about it but I got into an accident when I was three years old… I remember we were still living on the streets…. My mother was drinking with her friends, and she didn’t watch out for me. I was running and playing and then I got hit by a car…. […]

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris , where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe: AGG Launches Women’s Desk In Mash West

Zimbabwe: AGG Launches Women’s Desk In Mash West

Bureau THE Affirmative Action Group’s Women Desk has been launched in Mashonaland West province as a deliberate move to advance the involvement of women in the mainstream economy. Officially launching the desk, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said sustainable development could not be achieved if it left out the marginalised in […]

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

 Women and the youth in informal settlements will be given the first priority in subsequent Youth Enterprise Development Fund disbursements. “If in this intervention we could put up industries in informal settlements to produce their own products but for this to be a possibility first we have to empower these people,” said Osumba. He said […]

Malawi: High Poverty Levels Worsening Women Status – Kalilani

Malawi: High Poverty Levels Worsening Women Status – Kalilani

 Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalilani said on Wednesday that high poverty rate among women is worsening the country’s economic status. Kalilani was speaking during a launch of Women Empowerment Project implemented by the Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom in the area of Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe. She […]

Survey Attributes Child Marriage To Poverty

Survey Attributes Child Marriage To Poverty

A NATIONAL survey conducted on motorists about consequences of child marriages in the country has recommended a comprehensive communication strategy to be implemented against current mindset on the behaviour. The yearlong national survey conducted last year cited poverty as the key driver to several child marriages in the country, as well as other sociocultural norms […]

Poverty Is Sexist -A Letter Addressed To Warren Buffet By Bill And Melinda Gates

Poverty Is Sexist -A Letter Addressed To Warren Buffet By Bill And Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates have released their annual letter, and this time it is addressed to their “dear friend” Warren Buffett, who donated most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in order to fight disease and reduce inequity. In the 2017 letter, they reply to a letter Buffett sent them, asking […]

Catholic Priest Blames Rising Incidence of Rape On Poverty

Catholic Priest Blames Rising Incidence of Rape On Poverty

Msgr. Gabriel Osu, the Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Wednesday blamed the rising incidence of rape in the country on poverty. Osu, who stated this in an interview in Lagos, therefore, urged the Federal Government to improve the welfare of Nigerians. Osu, who is the priest-in-charge of Our Lady Star of […]

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Northern Ghana Stinks In Poverty Despite NGOs Presence

Ghana’s northern region is known for the concentration of NGOs located there. But despite this strong presence of aid organizations, the region continues to be plagued with endemic poverty. All the NGOs that come to northern Ghana, come with one perceived mission. To serve the people and help them fight poverty. But despite this, poverty […]

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