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Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Girls Shouldn’t Expect To Be Given Anything On A Silver Platter – Sicily Kariuki

Who is Sicily Kariuki She is the Cabinet Secretary for Health; formerly the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs; Tell us about your background I was born in Embu, as the second last born of seven siblings to my parents — the late Mugo and my loving mum Eunice Wandiri — humble […]

Corporate Growth For The Timid Woman

Corporate Growth For The Timid Woman

Life can be hard for timid, reserved women who are looking for corporate success. If you feel like someone greased the rungs of your corporate ladder, you’re not alone. There are plenty of women out there who feel the same — women who feel like they have no place in the workplace, who feel like their […]

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

The Gender Gap In Our Boardrooms

It is rather surprising that African women, who raise and support future national leaders – and who therefore count among the founders of nations – are seldom allowed to participate fully in the economic and political lives of their nations. Despite the fact that they constitute around half of the population, women are marginalised and […]

They Said There Is A Shortage Of Women…

They Said There Is A Shortage Of Women…

This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key human rights challenges in their area of specialty. In the 80s and 90s, Newsweek Magazine delivered US women the cheery news that they […]

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 […]

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