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The Plight Of Rural Women

The Plight Of Rural Women

Their life needs not be romanticized; it is their lived reality. She wakes up at dawn to pound the grain for breakfast, lunch and dinner with her baby on her back. She walks to the field and works with crude, backbreaking tools when the baby sleeps. She puts her/him in a close by makeshift shed […]

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

Rural Women Share Experiences In Farming, Governance

The women participated in a crash planting demonstration of cabbage A group of women Councilors from the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone have ended a two-day learning and exchange visit to their counterparts in Kabala, Koinadugu District, in the North of the country. The women from the East, mainly drawn from the women in governance […]

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural women and girls play vital roles in their families and communities. They produce food, gather water, provide care, and navigate myriad challenges from poverty to environmental disasters, due to climate change. Today marks the International Day for Rural Women. But too often, rural women and girls face extreme challenges in realizing their human rights. […]

Actionaid Donates Motorbikes To Rural Women

Actionaid Donates Motorbikes To Rural Women

Actionaid Liberia yesterday donated four brand new motorbikes to rural women in Bong, Grand Gedeh, Montserrado and Gbarpolu counties, to ease their transportation burden while following up cases of mobility in the various communities. The motorbikes were purchased with funds provided by SIDA through the Embassy of Sweden in Liberia. The women were represented by […]

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 […]

Rural Women Hold Forum In Huíla, Angola

Rural Women Hold Forum In Huíla, Angola

 Aspects linked to the 2017/2018 agricultural campaign are expected to dominate Wednesday in Lubango, the rural women’s forum in Huíla province, Angop learnt on Wednesday. The meeting is also analyzing the possibilities of support for families, the promotion of aquaculture, fish farming, the impact on family income in rural areas, the current situation of the […]

Empowering Rural Women Through Education

Empowering Rural Women Through Education

The right to education is fundamental Human Right. Education is crucial for development of women. Rural women’s access to education and training can have a major impact on their potential to access and benefit from income-generating opportunities and improve their overall well-being. Education without any doubt positively impacts the wellbeing of women in rural areas […]

Meet Samantha Ngcolomba, The Lawyer Giving Free Legal Advice To The Most Marginalised Women

Meet Samantha Ngcolomba, The Lawyer Giving Free Legal Advice To The Most Marginalised Women

Attorney Samantha Ngcolomba founded Lady Liberty in 2014. The non-profit organisation travels to poor communities in Gauteng with a mobile office and provides legal information and services to women who do not have access to lawyers. This is in the form of workshops, consultations and further legal services if required. The main areas of focus […]

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Rural Women In Namibia Demand For Better Service

Lack of access to potable water and proper healthcare featured prominently amongst motions tabled at the fifth rural women’s parliament with men on Friday. This year’s session was held under the theme ‘Parliament gives a voice to rural women and men on the SDGs (sustainable development goals)’. At the closing ceremony last Friday, National Council […]

UN, Zamani Foundation To Empower 500,000 Nigerian Women

UN, Zamani Foundation To Empower 500,000 Nigerian Women

 The United Nations (UN) Women in partnership with Zamani Foundation, Master Card and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday launched the ‘one woman, one ID card’ project, which is aimed at increasing the level of financial inclusion among women in Nigeria. At the launch of the pilot project in Kaduna, UN Women Representative, […]

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