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Government Incorporates Rural Women In National Development In Zimbabwe

Government Incorporates Rural Women In National Development In Zimbabwe

GOVERNMENT has initiated the advancement of rural women and their integration into mainstream national development processes as equal participants and beneficiaries, Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni has said. She was speaking during commemorations of the International Rural Women’s Day that were held in Harare yesterday. This year’s commemorations centered […]

Family Planning Users Are Murderers – Pastor Girado Of Uganda

Family Planning Users Are Murderers  –  Pastor Girado Of Uganda

 Couples using family planning to determine the number of children that they should produce have been branded as ‘murderers’ by a pastor. The head of the Pentecostal Outreach Ministries in Tororo District, Pastor Girado Olukol, explained that those engaging in family planning are running away from God’s command of bearing as many children as they […]

Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

Over 100,000 Women Suffer From Fistula In Kampala

At least 100,00 women of reproductive age in Uganda suffer from obstetric fistula, an abnormal opening between a woman’s genital tract and her urinary tract or rectum, State minister for Health Sarah Opendi has said. Ms Opendi notes that the prevalence has reduced from 2 per cent in 2011 to 1 per cent in 2016. […]

Family Planning In Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Family Planning In Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV

Women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with women accounting for more than half of the number of people living with HIV/AIDs worldwide.  A 2013 UNAIDS report showed that an estimated 1.5 million women living with HIV gave birth to children, and 240,000 children worldwide acquire HIV yearly – the majority […]

Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

Don’t Let Your Age Bother You

There’s a notion in the professional world — especially in Silicon Valley — that once you’re in your 40s or older, age becomes something to hide. For women, unfortunately, this is business as usual. As a woman, and a business leader in Silicon Valley, I’d like to challenge the concept that growing older means somehow […]

VP Howard-Taylor Launches Women On Boards Network Liberia

VP Howard-Taylor Launches Women On Boards Network Liberia

An initiative meant to drive forward the diversity agenda by encouraging and enabling more women to become actively involved in decision-making spaces, including boards across all sectors in Liberia, has been launched in Monrovia. The Women on Boards Network of Liberia (WOBNL), which took over from the Women on Boards Taskforce, was initiated to gather […]

East African Community Finally Inaugurates Gender Policy

East African Community Finally Inaugurates Gender Policy

THE East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has launched Gender Policy that seeks to usher in an inclusive community, and guarantees equal rights and opportunities for all people in the public. Launching it here at the EAC Headquarters, the EAC Gender Policy has been developed to provide guidance on how to institutionalise gender strategies in the […]

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

African Countries Urged To Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation

Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on Thursday. Six countries which are home to 16 million girls – Chad, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan – still do not even criminalise FGM, according […]

Minister Jeff Radebe Hosts Women In Energy Dialogue As Part Of Women’s Month

Minister Jeff Radebe Hosts Women In Energy Dialogue As Part Of Women’s Month

In celebrating women’s month the Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe will host the Women in Energy dialogue under the theme “100 years of Albertina Sisulu: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.”  The topic of the day will focus and reflect on transformation of the Energy Sector with more emphasis on concrete mechanisms and programmes […]

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

Lack Of Ethics Promotes Gender Based Violence

IT HAS BEEN established that causes of gender-based violence vary, but it is no hyperbole to advance the thesis that the manifestation of widespread gender-based violence in this country is symptomatic of what’s lacking. A lack of strong ethical values could be cause number one. Therefore, the antithesis to address gender-based violence should be to […]

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