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Sweden Govt, Org Sign U.S.$3,6 Million Agreement To Support Women Projects

Sweden Govt, Org Sign U.S.$3,6 Million Agreement To Support Women Projects

The Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe in partnership with an international development cooperation, We Effect today signed a US$3,6 million agreement that will go towards improving household income of more 67 000 rural women and young entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe under the Green Enterprise and Business Development Programme (EBDP) program set to run from 2018 to 2021. […]

Female Inclusion Is Beyond Lip Service – Learn How To Be Actively Involved

Female Inclusion Is Beyond Lip Service – Learn How To Be Actively Involved

1. Insist on representation—without caveats. Advocate for diversity in your hiring plans and set concrete goals for gender, racial and ethnic representation. I think about the example set by the music-streaming company Pandora. In 2016, the company set the goal for its workforce to reflect the diversity of its local communities (Oakland, New York, Chicago and […]

The Strategic Development And Women Empowerment Plan Of Graca Machel Trust

The Strategic Development And Women Empowerment Plan Of Graca Machel Trust

 Mrs. Graça Machel, the Founder of the Graça Machel Trust, and an international advocate for women and children, will be visiting Lilongwe – Malawi from 13th to 16th March, 2018 to hold meetings with Government Ministers, members of the parliament, the United Nations family of organisations, civil society, private business, youth and women’s organisations to […]

Nestlé Signs UN Principles, Commits To Women Empowerment

Nestlé Signs UN Principles, Commits To Women Empowerment

 Nestlé Kenya has joined thousands other companies from across the globe in signing the UN Women Empowerment Principles as the company commemorated the 2018 International Women’s Day to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality at work. In a joint ceremony in partnership with UN Women Kenya, Nestlé Equatorial Africa Region Head, Cornel Krummenacher […]

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Dariya is a 17-year-old activist in Kyrgyzstan, standing up for girls’ rights with arts and humor. She shares her story about creating Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan through Bishkek Feminist Initiatives, a recent Global Fund for Women grantee partner that helps to foster the creation of young women’s groups and empower young women’s activism and leadership. […]

Women’s Role Vital In Countering Violent Extremism

Women’s Role Vital In Countering Violent Extremism

  Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in terrorist activities around the world, including in South and South-East Asia. The 2016 Global Terrorism Index ranks South Asia as the second most affected region in the world. Women and girls are impacted by rising extremism differently than men and boys. They are often the first […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

Saratu could not stop staring at the lady who was speaking. She was not sure what her name was, because people kept calling her different things. Some called her ‘Her Excellency’, some addressed her as ‘Madam’ and some called her ‘Dr’ or ‘Hajia’. She thought she heard the name ‘Amina’ but she was not sure. […]

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 […]

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