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Zimbabwe Sets Up Women’s Bank In September

Zimbabwe Sets Up Women’s Bank In September

The setting up of a women’s bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women is now at an advanced stage, a Cabinet minister has said. Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Nyasha Chikwinya told Senate last week that the bank was expected to become operational in two months’ […]

Her Future Is Critical

Her Future Is Critical

Family planning programs still tend to focus on married women, leaving adolescent girls without access to contraceptives At 1.8 billion, the world’s youth population is at an all-time high. Many are young women and girls who are sexually active and want to prevent pregnancy, stay healthy, and plan their futures. Yet information and services about […]

Contraceptives As Critical As Food, Water, Shelter In Crises

Contraceptives As Critical As Food, Water, Shelter In Crises

Contraceptives can save lives during crises and should be provided in emergencies the same way as food, water and shelter, aid experts said on Tuesday. Women fleeing conflict or uprooted by disaster are desperate not to become pregnant when their lives are already at risk, said Ugochi Daniels of the United Nations Population Fund. Pregnancies […]

More Than 8,000 Victims Of Family Violence Were Victims Of Sexual Assault.

More Than 8,000 Victims Of Family Violence Were Victims Of Sexual Assault.

The number of sexual assault victims nationally rose to their highest point in seven years in 2016 according to new crime figures released by the the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Thursday. During 2016, 23,052 victims of sexual assault were recorded around the country, up from 21,948 in 2015. The increase also marks the fifth consecutive […]

Modesty Isn’t All About Your Clothes

Modesty Isn’t All About Your Clothes

My decision to bring up the topic of modesty feels a little like wading into a shark pool or striking up a conversation about politics at the Thanksgiving table. Because—let’s face it—the subject of modesty riles up a lot of feelings among women. But perhaps the reason this subject gets our nerves rattling and our […]

It’s Time To Value Our Midwives

It’s Time To Value Our Midwives

Each year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That’s about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia. But if all women gave birth with a midwife in a facility capable of providing basic emergency […]

This Abortion Dilemma – It’s The Women Who Bear The Brunt

This Abortion Dilemma – It’s The Women Who Bear The Brunt

“My uterus was also damaged because of the pricking. The doctor had to remove it. I cried and begged him not to. He said I would die if he did not. The hysterectomy was performed when I was only 15.” A small black pot “sits” on a paraffin stove in a poorly ventilated, crowded room […]

How to Make South Africa’s Public Works Programme Work For Women

How to Make South Africa’s Public Works Programme Work For Women

The South African government recently reported that around 6.5 million job opportunities have been created through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) since 2004. This should be good news given the high levels of unemployment in South Africa, especially for women, who are disadvantaged in the job market and are specifically targeted by the programme. […]

Adult School For Women In Progress -Aisha Alhassan

Adult School For Women In Progress -Aisha Alhassan

The Federal Government’s decision to establish special schools for women who earlier abandoned school in order to get married is not a wise one. This is indeed the kind of agencies that are created to duplicate the work of other agencies, which at the end of the day lead to wastage, acrimony and unhealthy rivalry […]

Sudan: Militiamen Break Hands Of Two Women At North Darfur Market

Sudan: Militiamen Break Hands Of Two Women At North Darfur Market

In a beating by militiamen at the market of Tabit in Tawila locality on Sunday, two women were wounded. “The janjaweed broke the hands of Halima Mousa and Sarah Jumaa,” a vendor told Radio Dabanga. “A group of militiamen arrived at the market in four vehicles. They took a number of commodities from the two […]

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