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LOUD WHISPERS: Her Name Is Fezekile

LOUD WHISPERS: Her Name Is Fezekile

In November 2005, a young woman who became known as ‘Khwezi’, accused then South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma of rape. The alleged rape had taken place at Jacob Zuma’s residence where young Khwezi was spending the night as a house guest. Khwezi’s father had been Jacob Zuma’s colleague in Umkhonto we Zizwe (MK) the military […]

Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

Staying In A Field Dominated By Men? – This Is How To Set The Pace

When you work in a male-dominated industry, it doesn’t surprise you — as much as frustrate you or make you go numb — when someone stares you up and down and says: “Oh, really? How did you get into that?” They’re suspicious. Confused. Intrigued. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry is like being the […]

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man […]

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

It Is Still Very Difficult For Women To Access Justice

IT started like any other normal day for Emily Tuyishime but little did she know it would turn into a black Saturday in her life. On that fateful Saturday afternoon, her four-year-old son was involved in an accident that left him in a coma after sustaining grave injuries on the head. Tuyishime tried to seek […]

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

Made A Bride In Exchange For A Cow

THE air you breathe between the scattered and unique Ovahimba huts at the Omaoipanga village situated about 15 kilometres from Opuwo is fresh, and one cannot help but admire the high hills on the horizon, the freedom of the children, and after a few drops of rain, the odour of fresh cow dung that sums […]

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Cameroonian Government Seeks Greater Female Political Participation

Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in markets, universities and popular spots in the capital, asking women to register to vote. Twenty-nine-year-old […]

The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

The Revolution Of Women In Kenya’s Flower Industry

This Valentine’s Day florists are predicting sales of USD$95 million in the UK alone. But where do they all come from? Kenya is second only to the Netherlands for flower imports to the UK, with a total of 13,013 tons per year. And because of globalisation and global value chains, the Netherlands itself imports most of its flowers […]

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

UNICEF Pledges To Address Violence Against Children

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has expressed its commitment to continue to partner with government at all levels and all stakeholders to address the high prevalence of violence against children in Nigeria. The Officer in Charge of UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Idrissa Yeo, stated this in Bauchi, during a workshop on ethical […]

Lagos To Host International Conference On Fertility

Lagos To Host International Conference On Fertility

The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme ‘New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology’. The conference, which is the eighth in the series, will hold in September 26-28, 2018 with participants from different facets of medicine coming into Nigeria from United Kingdom, United States, […]

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

Morocco’s Lower House Adopts Draft Law To Combat Violence Against Women

 Morocco’s House of Representatives (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a draft law to combat violence against women. The bill was adopted by 168 votes in favor and 55 against. Presenting the draft law, minister of Family, Solidarity, Equality and Social Development, Bassima Hakkaoui, said that the bill defines all kinds of violence against women, offers […]

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