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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 […]

Jaiz Bank Empowers 100 Women In Kano

Jaiz Bank Empowers 100 Women In Kano

About 100 women have benefitted from the Zakat distribution ceremony organised by Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation at the Emir’s Palace in Kano. Some of the items distributed include sowing and grinding machines, deep freezers and cash among others. During the disbursement, the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II described Zakat as a veritable tool […]

Business Development Ministry To Raise Funds For Female Entrepreneurs In Ghana

Business Development Ministry To Raise Funds For Female Entrepreneurs In Ghana

The Ministry for Business Development will hold a fundraising gala to support physically challenged female entrepreneurs to enable them establish or expand their business operations. The event scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 29, 2018 would seek to raise an amount of GH2million from individuals and corporate organisations. It would be chaired by the […]

Mo Abudu Launches Global Mentoring Scheme For Young Women

Mo Abudu Launches Global Mentoring Scheme For Young Women

Serial entrepreneur and media personality, Mo Abudu, has announced plan to launch a mentoring programme, Your Dream Moment with Mo – The Power Series, for young women in Nigeria and a number of international locations, in January 2019. According to a statement, the pioneering scheme aims to boost the self-esteem and capability of women aged […]

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

 The ruling party’s women wing, UWT, has pledged to support all women in the country regardless of their ethnicity and political affiliations in a bid to improve their economic status. The wing said that considering the role played by women in various sectors, it was devising strategies to ensure that all women were economically liberated […]

Win It! Move It! Don’t Compete With Them

Win It! Move It! Don’t Compete With Them

If we were actually keeping score of the “who is winning at work” game, men appear to have the lead. Women earn 79 cents to the dollar, despite education levels, compared to men. While roughly half of the U.S. workforce is women, only a quarter hold the coveted “chief executive officer” title. Females received only 2 percent of venture capital dollars […]

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Presidential Gala Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Women For Giant Strides In Development And Empowerment

Thirteen distinguished local and international personalities have been honoured – in recognition of their roles in the promotion of gender justice– at a Presidential Gala Dinner Awards Night in Accra on July 5, 2018. The Awardees included Melanie Thaddae Kasise, Dr. Elsie Kaufmann, Ms Claudia Lumor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku and Dr Nelson Aluya of […]

The Woman Breaking Barriers In The Mining Sector

The Woman Breaking Barriers In The Mining Sector

 The sight of women behind wheels is now so common. But of the one behind the grouser pad of an excavator is so rare and at the same time fascinating. The story of 41-year-old Priscilla Mwapasa represents the significant strides Malawi is making in breaking gender barriers through women empowerment in various social and economic […]

Stanbic Bank, Vodafone Build Capacity Of Women Entrepreneurs

Stanbic Bank, Vodafone Build Capacity Of Women Entrepreneurs

Stanbic Bank Ghana in partnership with Vodafone Ghana has held a two-day certificate programme for women entrepreneurs at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Accra. The maiden edition of the “Women in Entrepreneurship” workshop, a follow-up on Stanbic Bank’s Lionesses of Africa programme and the SBIncubator project, hosted 51 women leaders. The business […]

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there. After her old home was burned down in a fire, a group of 15 local women built […]

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