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Namibia: Farm Women Empowered

Namibia: Farm Women Empowered

WOMEN from various farms in the Daures constituency in Erongo will soon be qualified to choose, design, cut material and make clothes for themselves, while their families can start small sewing and clothing businesses. A nearly month-long course – a joint effort by Daures constituency councillor Kennedy !Haoseb and Women’s Action for Development (WAD) – […]

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

In order to achieve sustainable economic growth, Uganda should focus on developing a more effective industrial policy based on its economic specificities and the opportunities created by regional integration. This is according to Rodgers Mukwaya, an Economic Affairs Officer for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and one of the the authors of the […]

Women Urged To Engage In Peace Building In Africa

Women Urged To Engage In Peace Building In Africa

As violence and armed conflict adversely affect lives of people in parts of Africa, women have been urged to rise up and take part in conflict resolution efforts. The remarks were made during a two-day meeting on women’s rights which concluded on Monday in Kigali. It was organised by ‘Gender is my Agenda Campaign’ (GIMAC), […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Speech Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi Should Have Given In The United States

LOUD WHISPERS:  The Speech Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi Should Have Given In The United States

Towards the end of last week, Ope Oriniowo, our Content Editor at Above Whispers rushed over to me with his phone. He wanted to show me a recording of Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, the wife of His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, making remarks at an Emerging Women’s Forum in Maryland, United States. I listened […]

Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

A Gambian local initiative called Women’s Initiative Gambia (WIG) founded and run by Gambians exists to creating job alternative to women by providing technical skills to Gambia women and girls to gain self-employment to be financially independent and become self- reliance in The Gambia with a stated goal of increasing their income, and thus improving […]

Jigawa Govt Empowers Women With 660 goats

Jigawa Govt Empowers Women With 660 goats

Jigawa Government has empowered 220 women with 660 goats in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The goats were distributed to the beneficiaries in the 11 wards of the local government under the Goat Rearing/Breeding Loan Scheme introduced to empower women in the state. The Chairman of the goats distribution committee, Dr Ahmed Zubairu, […]

Pinging Not Poking – Making Online Spaces Safer for Women in Africa and Beyond

Pinging Not Poking – Making Online Spaces Safer for Women in Africa and Beyond

This year marks the 60th anniversary for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), an annual, global forum that takes place in March. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50: Step it up for Gender equality” with a call to “Pledge for Parity.” Many pledges connect to Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 5, which strives for […]

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ – UN Women Executive Director.

CSW60: ‘there can be no business as usual’ –  UN Women Executive Director.

(As delivered) Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, H.E. Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, President of the General Assembly, Secretary-General of the UN, Vice President of ECOSOC, Ministers, Women and civil society representatives, Representatives of the Youth CSW, Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. This 60th Commission on the Status of Women is the first CSW of […]

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

3 leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

It’s not exactly breaking news, but in case you haven’t heard, women face an uphill battle in the business world. Examples can be found everywhere: women are judged – even by other women – more harshly than men are for trying to negotiate higher compensation for their work. Our mistakes follow us for a longer period of time […]