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President Essebsi Promises To Give Women And Men Equal Inheritance Rights

President Essebsi Promises To Give Women And Men Equal Inheritance Rights

Tunisian President Essebsi has vowed to soon submit a bill to parliament giving women and men equal inheritance rights. The country has long been seen as a pioneer for women’s rights in the Arab world. Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi marked Women’s Day in Tunisia on Monday with a speech in which he pledged to […]

Women’s Bank Disburses Over $23 000 In Loans

Women’s Bank Disburses Over $23 000 In Loans

The Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank Limited has disbursed loans worth over $23 000 since it started operating at the end of June and is in the process of processing other applications totalling $300 000. The applications for loans are mostly coming from people involved in agriculture and others seeking funding for education. The bank continues […]

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

A pregnant woman is nursing serious injuries after she was allegedly beaten by her husband. Valarie Masibo, 29 suffered facial, ear and dental injuries after she was allegedly being beaten by Naftali Luzeli, 26, at Kipkaren Estate in Eldoret on Friday. Reason? She delayed his supper. Ms Masibo’s photos went viral on Facebook and Twitter. […]

Teachers Service Commission Urged To Take Education Seriously

Teachers Service Commission Urged To Take Education Seriously

Two MPs from Garissa have asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to post more female teachers to girls only schools so as to enable them address their issues. Garissa Woman Rep Anab Subow and Ijara MP Sophia Abdinoor urged the government to employ more female teachers as part of affirmative action. Speaking Monday at Fafi […]

Are We Attacking Women For Being Team Players?

Are We Attacking Women For Being Team Players?

A recent study found that women, more than men, tend to take on tasks that support collaborative efforts in the workplace, sometimes to the detriment of their ability to produce results more quickly on individual tasks. This is only the most recent of many studies showing gender-based behavioral differences in the workplace: for instance, women tend to […]

Liberian Women Form United Front To Ensure Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

Liberian Women Form United Front To Ensure Passage of Domestic Violence Bill

 A group of Liberian women with backings from the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia and other partners have resolved to launch a robust awareness campaign on the Domestic Violence Bill with the aim of garnering more support to ensure its passage into law. Speaking to reporters after a roundtable discussion with stakeholders on the passage […]

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. Dr Ajayi, who stated this while addressing journalists on the centre’s campaign for male factor infertility, in Abuja, said also that 12 percent of men […]

Dolapo Osinbajo Urges Women To Intensify War Against Drug Abuse, Hunger

Dolapo Osinbajo Urges Women To Intensify War Against Drug Abuse, Hunger

 The wife of the acting President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has urged women in the country to be at the forefront of the war against drug abuse, hunger, rape and other vices that hinder the growth of children, adding that women should also champion the course against the female genital mutilation, child labour and girl-child-out-of school. […]

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

Boosting Breastfeeding In Nigeria

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. First celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding […]

Black Women Being Affected By Equal Pay

Black Women Being Affected By Equal Pay

If you are a woman in business, you won’t be surprised to learn that gender stereotyping prevents many female employees from advancing to C-suite levels. What you might not know is that the bias comes from men and women alike. Research published in the Academy of Management Journal supports the notion that women have a more difficult […]

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