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Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Family Planning Is Women Empowerment

Women are one of the important resources of any nation and society. Women have the right and capacity to work, earn and fend for themselves and their family according to the constitution of Nigeria. However, the reproductive gender roles of women have positioned them in a situation of having selected the option to choose in […]

NACOFAG Equips Women Vegetable Gardeners On Agro-Marketing

NACOFAG Equips Women Vegetable Gardeners On Agro-Marketing

The National Coordinating Organisation for Farmers Association – The Gambia (NACOFAG) in collaboration with International Trade Centre (ITC) recently completed a week-long training for 40 women and youth vegetable gardeners on agro-marketing. The training was conducted at Kanuma Community Centre, in the North Bank Region. NACOFAG is the Network of Farmers Associations with the aim […]

Dangote Foundation Disburses N3.9bn to Women, Youths in 11 States

Dangote Foundation Disburses N3.9bn to Women, Youths in 11 States

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has so far disbursed the sum of N3.924 billion to 392,490 women and youths across Kano, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Lagos, Niger, Nasarawa, Sokoto and Katsina states as part of its micro-grant programme. Additionally, the Foundation has concluded plans to extend the disbursement of the micro grant program to Ogun, […]

President Bio Launches Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, Says Happy Women Make a Happy Nation

President Bio Launches Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, Says Happy Women Make a Happy Nation

New Brookfields Hotel, Freetown, Thursday 3 December 2020 – His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has launched the country’s first Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy 2020, saying that Sierra Leone will be happy if women, who form a major of its population, are happy. “We are here this morning to set ourselves new […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

LOUD WHISPERS: A Day Will Come

For a few seconds, Temi thought she was going to pass out. Everything and everyone was a blur. People around her were talking loudly, laughing, exchanging greetings and saying things to her. Her cousin Maggie was trying to whisper something in her ear. The loudspeakers were blaring and she could barely make out what the […]

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

Family Planning Is women Empowerment {Part 2}

We have earlier discussed how making an informed decision on when to have children, child spacing and child Limit could be a form of empowerment for women. We also learnt the importance of planned parenting on improving quality of life for women and children. These are not possible without the use of contraceptives especially during […]

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

BRAC Liberia Empowers 750 Poor Rural Women In Bong, Margibi Counties

Garmia Flomo, 34, a single mother of four children living in Horton Farm, Canta Community in Margibi County worked as a sundry worker on a construction site to feed her children. But since the inception of the BRAC Liberia Ultra-Poor Program two years ago, she has been rearing pigs and involved in the buying and […]

Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s New Female Cabinet Ministers Vow To Push For Jobs For Women

Malawi’s newly-elected President Lazarus Chakwera has appointed women to a record 12 of 31 cabinet positions, with the new female leaders vowing to use their roles to help other women. Women now hold 39% of the ministerial and deputy minister roles in the cabinet appointed by Chakwera, 65, who unseated Peter Mutharika in a re-run presidential election […]

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

UN Calls For End To Practices Threatening Women, Girls Worldwide

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for urgent action to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage and other harmful practices carried out against millions of women and girls around the world each year. UNFPA made that call as it presented its State of the World Population report from UN headquarters in Geneva Monday. […]

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30% – part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women – after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported. Abe’s policies to boost the role of women in the […]

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