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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 […]

Seminars Conducted On Empowering Women In Eritrea

Seminars Conducted On Empowering Women In Eritrea

Seminars on empowering women and ensure their multi-sectoral participation were held in the sub-zones of Adi-Quala and Akordet. At the seminar conducted in Adi-Qual in which the residents of the administrative areas of Semomo, Adi-Akelo, Mai-Lafo as well as members in the civil service took part, the head of the National Union of Eritrean Women […]

DLAB To Train Women On ICT, Data On Finance

DLAB To Train Women On ICT, Data On Finance

TANZANIA Data Lab (dLab) has established a strategy to train women and girls countrywide on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Data, to enable them tap various opportunities in digital realm especially in access to financial systems. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Project Management and Engagement Advisor of dLab, Mr Godfrey Justo said already […]

Gender Equality, Women Empowerment Are Philanthropic Foundations

Gender Equality, Women Empowerment Are Philanthropic Foundations

Education is the most prominent area of philanthropic focus in all regions across the world, a new report conducted by researchers at Harvard Kennedy School’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society, has shown. The Global Philanthropy Report, released on Thursday, revealed that 35 per cent of 28,988 foundations researched across the world focused, at least some […]

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

United Nations Highest Policy-Making Body To Break Male Domination

The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body. The two who are in the running are: Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, Permanent […]

Women’s Group Relieves Pain Caused By Banks’ Closure In Tanzania

Women’s Group Relieves Pain Caused By Banks’ Closure In Tanzania

 When a group of 23 women from Makumbusho, Dar es Salaam, met with officials from the Covenant Bank for Women in 2013, they had no idea that their business venture would be plunged into crisis five years down the line. What they knew was that it was through commercial banks that they could realise their […]

With Financial Empowerment, FGM Can Be Erased Amongst Rural Women

With Financial Empowerment, FGM Can Be Erased Amongst Rural Women

 “FGM exists to control women and girls. But if we can empower them to speak out and earn their own income, then society will look at them differently.” Edna Kambura was only seven years old when she had “the cut” – female genital mutilation – in her village in central Kenya. “It still hurts to […]

First Lady Of Angola Encourages Women To Be Agents of Change

First Lady Of Angola Encourages Women To Be Agents of Change

 Women must assume their role as agents of behavior change and influence in their communities, said Thursday the first lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço. This appeal was made during a breakfast conference held by her office, as part of the “Women’s March” celebrations with the theme “Transform lives, be a woman”. According to […]

Women Challenged To Create Groups To Enforce Financial Empowerment

Women Challenged To Create Groups To Enforce Financial Empowerment

The district commissioner for Mvomero, Mr Mohamed Utaly, has challenged women to form groups through which they can access loans for their own development. He made the remarks on Thursday, March 22, at a Women’s Small Scale Farmers (SSF) dialogue organised by a non-governmental organisation, Oxfam. The dialogue aimed at discussing challenges against women and […]

Speaking Out Is The Only Way Egypt’s Girls Will Win The War Against Harassment

Speaking Out Is The Only Way Egypt’s Girls Will Win The War Against Harassment

The Egyptian man who groped 23-year-old Rania Fahmy as she walked down the street in Upper Egypt last August will probably be wishing he’d done something different that day. Last month, he was sentenced to three years in prison, making Fahmy the first young woman in the highly conservative region to have secured a conviction […]

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