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Thousands Of Teachers Jobless As Schools Grapple With Shortages In Kenya

Thousands Of Teachers Jobless As Schools Grapple With Shortages In Kenya

More than 300,000 trained teachers are jobless as schools grapple with a shortage of about 96,000, a new report shows. The study says the country has 328,324 trained and registered teachers who are not in government service. IRONIC TWIST The figures from the report by the Teachers Service Commission add an ironic twist to the […]

Traffickers Seen Targeting Homeless People In Britain

Traffickers Seen Targeting Homeless People In Britain

Homeless people were involved in 276 cases of modern slavery reported to the Modern Slavery Helpline since the dedicated hotline was set up in October 2016 by Unseen Homeless people are among the victims in 7% of all reported modern slavery cases in Britain, according to research by the anti-slavery charity Unseen released on Friday. […]

Why It’s Hard To Stop Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Why It’s Hard To Stop Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has spread and what can be done. How is Ebola spread between human beings? The source of primary human […]

Maritime Academy Rector Advocates Jail-Terms For Gender Discrimination

Maritime Academy Rector Advocates Jail-Terms For Gender Discrimination

The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd), has called for sanctions, including jail-terms for operators who discriminate against or abuse female workforce on board ships in Nigeria. He also charged ship-owners to employ more females in their workforce in line with the theme of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2019 Day […]

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

UN Women Releases Report On Equality And Violence

The United Nations says women’s rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, released its annual “Progress of the World’s Women” report on Tuesday, The report identifies ways in which […]

Feminists Dialogue On Women’s Rights – Inter-generational Dialogues On Women and Girls

Feminists Dialogue On Women’s Rights – Inter-generational Dialogues On Women and Girls

In November 2006, over 100 feminist activists from Africa and the diaspora convened in Accra, Ghana for The African Feminist Forum to reflect on a collective basis and chart ways to strengthen and grow the feminist movement on the continent. The Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists, that involved subjects such as, identification as […]

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Moonteen Organises Seminar For Girls On Menstrual Hygiene In Sierra Leone

Makalay S. Sonda, Founder and Director, MoonTeen handing over sanitary pads and medicated soap to one school girl of Experimental school after the seminar MoonTeen, a charity and educational organization based in Njala, Mokonde, and its environs has on Saturday 8th June organized a one-day seminar on menstrual Hygiene for young girls at the Faculty […]

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

Most women have experienced sexual harassment or even encountered sexual jokes from those around them. A recent survey released by ActionAid revealed widespread harassment of young women with as many as three quarters (74 per cent) of Kenya’s young women reporting that they had come face to face with sexual harassment in the last six […]

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Words have a power to comfort tortured minds and to rebuild bonds of trust, respect and empathy that are the very foundation of communities At first glance, the scene could be something out of a new mums social group. Clusters of young women gathered together and chatting distractedly, children flitting between their legs, babies tugging […]

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

Battling HIV/AIDS Amongst Young Girls In South Africa

 Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” – or sugar daddy – a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was soon making regular deposits into her bank account, paying her rent and taking her out in exchange for sex, which […]