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Norway Contributes To Support Of Women’s Situation Room – Liberia 2017

Norway Contributes To Support Of Women’s Situation Room – Liberia 2017

The government of Norway, through its Embassy in Accra and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will, on September 4, 2017, sign a contribution agreement of US$476,000 in support of the Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace & Security Women’s Situation Room – Liberia 2017 to promote peace & […]

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia’s parliament suspended 48 opposition lawmakers on Tuesday for boycotting a speech by the president, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Development (UPND) politicians from taking their seats for 30 days, a move that banned them from the building and stopped their pay. Their […]

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

Ending Gender Violence, Key To Health And Well-Being

 Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and STIs, unwanted pregnancies […]

Cultivating Change In Papua

Cultivating Change In Papua

Indonesia – The scent of the Celebes pepper hits you before you even reach Ogenetan in the heart of Papua’s Boven Digoel district. Called sereh merah, the plant is used by communities across Papua to drive away evil spirits. But now locals use the peppers in a far more practical and productive way: making pesticides […]

Liberia: President Sirleaf Hands Safety Gears to Female Motorcyclists

Liberia: President Sirleaf Hands Safety Gears to Female Motorcyclists

 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has presented safety gears to female motorcyclists, who were trained by the Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security. Presenting the materials at the ABIC third floor Ministry of Foreign Affairs office on August 15, Sirleaf praised the girls for their courage and bravery […]

SDGs: UNDP advises Nigeria to prioritise poverty reduction, 4 others

SDGs: UNDP advises Nigeria to prioritise poverty reduction, 4 others

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has urged Nigeria to select and implement five priority areas out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fast-track development in the country. The Country Director of Programme in Nigeria, Dr Pa-Lamin Beyai, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday […]

Lack of finances deny women opportunity in extractive sector

Lack of finances deny women opportunity in extractive sector

Extractive industries represent a major source of wealth in African economies. The sector, however, is male dominated and a difficult terrain for women to venture. One of the barriers that women encounter in this sector is related to financing. Women are underrepresented or totally absent in the large scale commercially viable mining as well as […]

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