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Beams Of Hope For Women In Uganda Refugee Camp

Beams Of Hope For Women In Uganda Refugee Camp

Eighteen-year-old Deborah Moriba arrived at Ufua I Refugee Camp in Arua District in October last year. The mother to a five-year-old child was escaping war from her village in Goja, South Sudan. “At the beginning, the situation was tough because I was very idle. One day, a team of community workers moving from one hut […]

Let More Realistic Actions Be Taken Against Maternal Deaths

Let More Realistic Actions Be Taken Against Maternal Deaths

On Friday, an MP died due to pregnancy-related complications. Hailat Kaudha Magumba, 31, became part of the grim statistics that define maternal mortality in this country. Various surveys put the figure at 16 deaths daily. The Iganga Woman MP succumbed to severe preeclampsia, which health professionals define as hypertensive disorders that complicate pregnancy. The MP’s […]

Mrs Jeannette Kagame, Kenya’s First Lady Urges Women To Keep Fighting

Mrs Jeannette Kagame, Kenya’s First Lady Urges Women To Keep Fighting

Rwandan women have been urged to avoid faltering on their current progress. The First Lady, Mrs Jeannette Kagame, made the call yesterday during the 25th anniversary of Pro-Femmes Twese Hamwe, an umbrella of women civil society organisations. The First Lady officiated at the launch of a Rwf530-million complex located in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District, the […]

Tanzania: Political Parties Challenged To Embrace Gender Equality

Tanzania: Political Parties Challenged To Embrace Gender Equality

 Women participation in politics is said to remain low because it isn’t a priority within political parties. Political Science Professor Ruth Meena voiced this during a panel discussion at this year’s Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair on Wednesday. She said that the gender gap in politics is fueled by the fact that gender equality is not […]

We Should All Be Feminists – A Clue From Chimamanda Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists – A Clue From Chimamanda Adichie

Now more than ever is an important time in our country for women to build their own tribe. One of our most recent renowned authors is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who wrote We Should All Be Feminists. Her newest book continues on this theme and is titled Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. […]

Ugandan Troops Harm Women

Ugandan Troops Harm Women

Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African Union’s […]

SGR Kenya, Opens Up Opportunities For Female Drivers

SGR Kenya, Opens Up Opportunities For Female Drivers

Just after 8:30am, the signal for our train turns to green. It is clear and we can roll out of the Nairobi Railway Station. The engine driver turns the power to the engines on then disengages the brakes. It is a chilly Sunday morning and Shalom Njeri is wearing a stiff face. Not because she […]

Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo An Inspiring WomanPreneur

Esther Afua Ocloo launched her entrepreneurial career as a teenager in the 1930s on less than a dollar. She quickly became one of Ghana’s leading entrepreneurs and was an inspiration around the world. Known as “Auntie Ocloo”, Esther dedicated her life to helping others like her succeed. In addition to her own business, she taught […]

‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

 More than 45,000 complaints were issued against women under Sudan’s Public Order Act during 2016. “Students, working women, and especially food and tea vendors have received the lion’s share of physical and verbal violence.” Dr Ihsan Figeiri is the coordinator of the No to Oppression of Women Initiative, which was banned from holding an event […]

AWDF And IDEG To Launch AWDF Futures Initiative

AWDF And IDEG To Launch AWDF Futures Initiative

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is partnering with the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)- a cutting edge public policy think tank based in Ghana- to launch the AWDF Futures initiative on 19 April 2017. The launch will take the form of a gathering at IDEG offices in Accra that brings together analysts, thinkers, donors, creatives, […]

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