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Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

Pallisa Women Benefit From Dairy Cow Project

When two farmers’ groups convened in Namugongo village, Kamuge Sub-county in Pallisa District, it was at the house of Jesca Fida Outa, one of the members. In the cowshed, were the animals, which they were to receive from Send a Cow Uganda, a development NGO. The Outa family and 19 other beneficiaries were yearning for […]

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Namibia: Thousands of Women Get Commercial Farms

Windhoek — Of the 5 231 individuals who benefitted from the resettlement programme since independence to date, 1 405 are female, while 2 039 are men. The remaining 1 787 are classified as ‘group resettlement’. Director for land reform and resettlement in the Ministry of Land Reform Peter Nangolo said all landless Namibians that apply […]

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

Rwanda: ‘New Face, New Voices’ To Invest Rwf16bn In Women Fund

‘New Faces, New Voices’ is finalising plans for a women investment fund expected to invest $20 million (about Rwf16bn) to support women who have been facing huddles in their pursuit to access finances. Launched in Rwanda in June, last year, New Faces, New Voices is a Pan-African advocacy group that focuses on expanding the role […]

Amosun’s Wife Seeks More Attention for Girls, Women

Amosun’s Wife Seeks More Attention for Girls, Women

The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun, has called on the Nigeria Girl Guides Association (NGGA) to pay more attention to girls and women so as to encourage and improve their standard of living. Amosun made the call recently at the opening of the association’s conference tagged ‘Ogun 2016 International Camp’ with […]

Uganda: Rural Women Still Walk Miles For Childbirth

Uganda: Rural Women Still Walk Miles For Childbirth

Though health experts say walking is good exercise for pregnant mothers, walking 20 kilometers in search of health services is abnormal. Nighty Alwoch, 19, walked for several hours from Achol Pi to Dr Ambrosoli Memorial hospital in Kalongo, Agago district, roughly 38km away! Alwoch, who had just delivered when we visited the hospital, said during […]

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Ten new clubs have been formed to fight female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Tarime District, Mara Region. The clubs involve school and out of school girls as well as young mothers, according to Mr Kambibi Kamugisha, the Project Coordinator at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns against FGM, […]

Women Challenged To Access Their Roles In Development Programmes

Women Challenged To Access Their Roles In Development Programmes

Women have been called on to reflect on their role in different government development programmes. The call was made by the Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Dr Diane Gashumba, on Sunday, during a general assembly of the City of Kigali Women’s Council. She observed that Rwanda had put in place good legislation which gives […]

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Science and Technology Holds Women In Science Awards Ceremony

Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka to deliver keynote address at Women in Science Awards gala dinner in Sandton As part of celebrating Women’s Month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the Women in Science Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, in Sandton, on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Through these awards, the DST recognises and rewards […]

South Africa: Western Cape Hosts Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl, 11 Aug

South Africa: Western Cape Hosts Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl, 11 Aug

The Western Cape’s top women in agriculture will be announced this week. As part of its Women’s Month campaign, the Western Cape Government will host the Female Entrepreneur Awards in Paarl on Thursday, 11 August. The competition is a joint effort between the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the provincial Department […]

Toyin Saraki Launches 10 Breastfeeding Centres

Toyin Saraki Launches 10 Breastfeeding Centres

Mrs Toyin Saraki, wife of the Senate President and President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), an NGO dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Nigeria, has launched 10 breastfeeding initiative steps for both mothers and healthcare givers as part of the activities lined up to mark the World  Breastfeeding Week.   A […]