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Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

Women Step Forward In Push To Nurture African Climate Scientists

As a child, Kenyan meteorologist Saumu Shaka helped out on her parents’ small farm growing maize and pigeon pea – and learned how the weather can hold food producers hostage. “Looking back, the yield has declined over the years,” said Shaka, 28, who works with the Kenya Meteorological Department. A decade ago, her parents would […]

Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF) Empowers 170 Women, Youths in Delta State

Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF) Empowers 170 Women, Youths in Delta State

Determined to raise the standard of living of Nigerians and improve their businesses, a philanthropist and CEO of GPC Energy and Logistics Ltd, Mr. Elvis Chukwudi Okonji, has empowered about 170 persons financially in Delta State through his Elvis Chukwudi Okonji Foundation (ECOF). Okonji, a logistics expert, made the presentation at a ceremony to mark […]

All Liberian Women’s Conference Scheduled For December

All Liberian Women’s Conference Scheduled For December

A major international All Liberian Women’s Conference on equal rights, opportunities and equal participation is scheduled to be held in December in Atlanta, Georgia USA, a dispatch from the conference centre said. According to the conference organizers, the gathering will deliberate on the issues of violence against women and children in Liberia and immigrant communities […]

Global Gender Summit To Tackle $42 Billion Women Financing Gap

Global Gender Summit To Tackle $42 Billion Women Financing Gap

The 2019 Global Gender Summit due in Kigali next month is expected to devise comprehensive strategies to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa, organisers have said. That is the evaluation of the gap between men and women in terms of access to finance, according to Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women […]

Female Activists Promote Book For Women Advocacy And Empowerment

Female Activists Promote Book For Women Advocacy And Empowerment

An 80-page book titled, “Serving the community: Doing politics in poor and deprived communities in Ghana”, has been launched in Accra. The book seeks to promote advocacy for the empowerment of women at all decision-making levels, especially at the district levels. It was authored by Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Professor Akosua Darkwah, Emeritus Professor Takyiwaa […]

Beyond Being Mrs. Andrew And Mummy Junior

Beyond Being Mrs. Andrew And Mummy Junior

She bowed her head, lost in the depth of misery, with her ninth child, a toddler on her laps suddenly life was meaningless, suicidal thought snailed in, it looked like the only way out, only that she had no guts. She stole a gaze at her ragged children who laid on an empty stomach on […]

Visa Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

Visa Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

Visa has launched a new campaign initiative called ‘She’s Next’, which seeks to empower and encourage African female micro-and small-business owners as they fund, run and grow their businesses across the continent. The global expansion of the campaign was announced at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, as part of Visa’s […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting the Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting the Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

The September 10th Oye-Ekiti Incident: Setting The Record Straight

Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State, while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful. On September 10th, […]

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It is said that women are the backbone of the family and the bedrock of a nation, but yet we hardly hear about their successes and triumphs. Women hold the keys to Africa’s future but for decades women have faced challenges moreover constraints in the agriculture sector. Studies show that women account for nearly half of the […]

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