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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 […]

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 […]

Groups Of Youths, Women, Disabled Get Over 480m/- Interest-Free Loan In Tanzania

Groups Of Youths, Women, Disabled Get Over 480m/- Interest-Free Loan In Tanzania

SUMBAWANGA Municipal Council in Rukwa Region has issued a 488,340,500/- interest-free loan to groups of youth, women and people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in 2019/20. The loan is in line with directives issued by the Ministry of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administrations and Local Government) countrywide to loan the youth, women and PLWDs […]

Women’s Participation In Energy Sector Equals Empowerment

Women’s Participation In Energy Sector Equals Empowerment

 Aïssata Ba, the 45-year-old widow and mother of seven children, has been practising market gardening for the past 30 years in Lompoul Sur Mer village in the Niayes area of north-west Senegal. For many women in the village, endowed with fertile soil and favourable climate, it is the primary source of income throughout the year. […]

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

Orange Liberia Supports The Screening Of 7,000 Women Cervical Cancer

In celebration of International Women’s Day which was recognized internationally on 8th March 2020. Orange Liberia, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, launched its sponsorship of local Liberian NGO Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL) in their efforts to prevent, detect, and treat very early stages of cervical cancer in Liberia. This initiative, which is […]

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

AU Champions Women Empowerment In 2020

South Africa’s agenda during its African Union (AU) chairship will focus on women’s financial and economic inclusion, gender-based violence and accountability to global gender commitments. AU Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the country’s focus on women at the High-Level Breakfast Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting […]

Dangote Foundation Empowers 34,000 Women In Katsina

Dangote Foundation Empowers 34,000 Women In Katsina

THE Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has empowered no fewer than 34,000 vulnerable women from all the 34 local governments in Katsina State from an N10 billion micro-grant set aside for disadvantaged women across the country. The money is set aside to empower the women economically either to start or boost their businesses. Speaking at the […]

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