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Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

Rwanda: Women Of Will Africa – Transforming Lives Through Resilience

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left over one million Rwandans dead. Children were orphaned while in some cases entire families were completely wiped out. The Genocide left a dark cloud that many predicted doom and despair for the survivors. But 22 years later, it is a story of victory and resilience which is closely […]

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

Tanzania: Women Trained To Hold Managerial Positions

 A programme has been inaugurated to attract more women to management positions, decision-making processes and on boards of directors of companies. Under the Female Future Programme, launched by the Association of Tanzania Employers (Ate) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), women will be trained on leadership, rhetoric and board competence. Thirty-three women from 17 […]

Zimbabwe: Government Hails Businesswomen

Zimbabwe: Government Hails Businesswomen

Bianca Leboho Herald Reporter Businesswomen who excel in their enterprises vindicate Government’s gender policy that treats women as equal with men, Minister of State in Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s Office Cde Tabetha Kanengoni-Malinga has said. She implored businesswomen to continue excelling in sectors that were previously dominated by men. Minister Kanengoni-Malinga made the remarks at […]

Tanzania: Sh4.3 Billion For Female Engineers

Tanzania: Sh4.3 Billion For Female Engineers

 The Norwegian government will provide Sh4.3 billion over the next five years to support professional development of 150 female engineers. Deputy Minister for Works Edwin Ngonyani said: “This is the second support from the Norwegian government for professional development of female graduate engineers. The last support was provided in 2010, when the Norwegian government disbursed […]

Tanzania: Partners Launch Project To Safeguard Girls’ Rights In Mara, Mwanza

Tanzania: Partners Launch Project To Safeguard Girls’ Rights In Mara, Mwanza

 Several international and local partners have jointly launched the second phase of a project dubbed Mobilising Action to Safeguard the Rights of girls in Tanzania. The project is designed to curb multiple forms of gender based violence (GBV) in three districts of Mara and Mwanza regions. The targeted districts are Tarime, Musoma and Ilemela. The […]

Uganda: Women Allocated Less Space In Media

Uganda: Women Allocated Less Space In Media

Despite the major strides women have gained in leadership, their representation in media is still wanting, says a report by Uganda Media Women Association (UMWA). The report released on Tuesday at Hotel Africana adds that despite constituting more than 50 per cent of Uganda’s total population, women are allocated less than 25 per cent of […]

Rwanda: Nyamirambo Women’s Centre – Giving Hope To Disadvantaged Women

Rwanda: Nyamirambo Women’s Centre – Giving Hope To Disadvantaged Women

Orphaned at the age of 16, Fatina Umuhoza led a miserable life, characterised by the occasional lack of food and a decent place to stay. Dreams for a better life were merely that – dreams. However, hope flashed her way when she joined Nyamirambo Women’s Centre (NWC), a hub that was established to empower women […]

15 Most Powerful Women In Politics

15 Most Powerful Women In Politics

On this year’s FORBES list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, the top three most powerful are politicians: Germany’s Angela Merkel, U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Counting the entire list, there are 11 heads of state as well as one 90-year-old monarch, two first ladies and two top-seed diplomats. And […]

The Woman Champion

Mrs Efuru Nzeribe-Uwaezuoke had just finished telling her husband how fantastically idiotic he was. Fancy him getting ahead of himself like that. Not only was her body hers and hers alone to decide what went on it and what did not, but she had purchased the lotion in question for good money – her own […]

Kenyan Parents Fearing Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Secretly Get Girls Cut At Night

Kenyan Parents Fearing Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Secretly Get Girls Cut At Night

Kenyan families wanting their daughters to undergo ritual genital cutting are increasingly arranging for it to be done secretly at night to avoid arrest, campaigners said at a major women’s rights conference. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal in Kenya, which is widely seen as leading the way in efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned […]