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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, […]

Mrs Samira Bawumia Charges Women To Push For Legislative Reforms

Mrs Samira Bawumia Charges Women To Push For Legislative Reforms

Ghana’s Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has charged women to rise up to the challenge by pushing for legislation and other reforms that can make their governments appoint them into various leadership positions in their countries. Mrs Bawumia, who was contributing to a panel discussion on “Women and Government” at the Yale University in Connecticut, […]

The Story Of Activist Dr Stella Nyanzi

The Story Of Activist Dr Stella Nyanzi

Christian scholarship has situated the miracle of resurrection at the centre of the Church as an institution and Christian doctrine as an area of academic endeavour. This will manifest itself tomorrow when Christians go to churches to celebrate and revel in the miracle of resurrection. As someone interested in Christian scholarship, I always ask: What […]

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

Pass the Two Thirds Gender Rule, President Kenyatta Urges Parliament

President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged Parliament to pass the two thirds gender rule to show appreciation for the role women have played in Kenya’s progress. President Kenyatta said women have played a big role in the liberation of Kenya and the subsequent progress the country has achieved. He spoke at the funeral service of his […]

The Gender Gap In Game Design Is Gradually Closing

The Gender Gap In Game Design Is Gradually Closing

52% of today’s gamers are women, according to recent research revealed by the Internet Advertising Bureau. After years of being seen as a male-dominated business, the proportion of women working in game design is now on the rise. Four years ago, the Boston Globe published an article entitled ‘Women Remain Outsiders in Video Game Industry’. It gave […]

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

Kenya: Senate To Appeal Gender Rule Verdict

The Senate will appeal against a recent verdict in which the High Court said Parliament risks being dissolved by June if it fails yet again to legislate the gender rule principle. In a notice of appeal filed on April 6, the Senate said it will move to the Court of Appeal to challenge the verdict […]

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Demand End To Violence Against Women, Other Rights

Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FEAAN) -South West zone – recently commemorated its 15th anniversary with a major exhibition held at Nike Arts Gallery, Lekki, Lagos. It also coincided with the International Women’s Day 2017 celebration that had ‘Be Bold for Change’ as theme. For the female artists also, the theme was ‘Women Arise,’ which […]

9 Kenyan Women Nominated In This Year’s New African Woman Awards

9 Kenyan Women Nominated In This Year’s New African Woman Awards

Nine Kenyan women are among this year’s 68 nominees of the New African Woman Awards. Among those nominated include the proprietor of the first Kenyan-owned beer factory, Tabitha Karanja, CEO of Keroche Breweries, founder of one of the country’s biggest PR firms Gina Din-Kariuki and Kenya Women Holding CEO Jennifer Riria. The list also includes […]

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