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Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

“Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so.” -Elastigirl, from The Incredibles Hell yeah…. But how? As we *celebrate* this year’s first Equal Pay Day (it’s April 10 on average, August 7 for black women, and November 1 for Latina women), it’s clear that, in order for something to be different going […]

Cost of Sanitary Wear spikes; Women Resort To Contraceptives

Cost of Sanitary Wear spikes; Women Resort To Contraceptives

MOST Zimbabwean women are now using contraceptives to avert their menstrual cycle due to prohibitive charges for sanitary wear, an MP has revealed. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Women and Youth Affairs Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said regular access to sanitary wear remains a challenge to most local women and young girls. “There is policy […]

Liberia’s Guardians Of Peace

Liberia’s Guardians Of Peace

Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere. Then the mothers, grandmothers and sisters of Liberia stepped forward and formed the Women of Liberia Mass Action […]

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called on the private sector to invest in Life saving interventions in order to save 3,277 women which constitute five percent that die yearly. The First Lady made the call yesterday at the Private sector advocacy meeting for investment in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescents Health and […]

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

 The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashaer Al-Dawalab, has affirmed the importance of strengthening the partnership, cooperation and joint work with the UN Woman Office in Sudan. The minister, who received Thursday the Country Director of the United Nations Woman Office, currently on a visit to Sudan, has welcomed the joint work between Sudan […]

From Small Scale To The Global Market – SheTrades Initiative To Promote Female Entrepreneurs

From Small Scale To The Global Market – SheTrades Initiative To Promote Female Entrepreneurs

The International Trade Centre has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million female entrepreneurs to the global market by 2020. Jonathan Eze writes on how the Nigerian Export Promotion Council is facilitating the project. Recently, thousands of advocates, policymakers and business leaders from and civil society organisations gathered in Copenhagen, the capital […]

Rant Of The Day – Look Before You Speak

Rant Of The Day – Look Before You  Speak

Hello Readers,  Welcome to the rant column.  This is going to be very dynamic and some people might find it a little mean, but hey, the truth must be told. I am addressing this rant to those Men that feel because they have some dangling ‘down below’ they can talk to any woman they see. […]

Eritrea Participates At Commission Status Of Women Meeting

Eritrea Participates At Commission Status Of Women Meeting

 Representatives of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) participated at the 62nd Commission Status of Women meeting held from 12 to 23 March in New York. At the meeting held under the theme “Empowering Rural Women and Girls; Challenges and Opportunities”, the head of Administration and Finance of the union, Ms. Zaid Mesfun gave […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

LOUD WHISPERS: The Dog Trainers

Joke: Hi ladies, I am sorry I am late. Have you ordered? Tammy: No, we were just about to. Hope you are okay? Joke: No, I am not alright. I feel terrible. I had another argument with Ben this morning. Shewa: What about again? When will you two stop fighting? Joke: It is Ben and […]

Female Lawmakers Ruggedly Pursue To Change The Gender Game In Zimababwe

Female Lawmakers Ruggedly Pursue To Change The Gender Game In Zimababwe

Zimbabwe’s new Constitution promulgated into law in 2013 brought many robust changes that were achieved through wide consultative forums where millions of people participated throughout Zimbabwe. Much celebrated was the inclusion of a clause in the Constitution which provided for the equal representation of women in Parliament through the appointment of 60 additional non-constituency female […]

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