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‘#MeToo Movement’ In British schools As Teens Recount Sexual Abuse

‘#MeToo Movement’ In British schools As Teens Recount Sexual Abuse

More than 10,000 young people in Britain have recounted what they say are teenage experiences of sexual harassment and abuse by fellow teens in an outpouring described by a senior police officer as a “#MeToo movement” for schools. Their stories, posted anonymously on a website called “Everyone’s Invited” at a rapidly accelerating pace over the […]

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

Women-Led Kenyan Design House Wins Fashionomics Africa Sustainable Design Competition For Turning Fruit Waste Into Eco-Friendly Footwear

The African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa initiative has named a women-led Kenya shoe design house as the winner of its competition to support producers of sustainable fashion. Pine Kazi, which converts pineapple leaf and recycled rubber into fashionable footwear, won the $2,000 Fashionomics Africa competition cash prize. In addition, the business will have the opportunity […]

Govt Says Pregnant Women Can Now Get Vaccine

Govt Says Pregnant Women Can Now Get Vaccine

The government says pregnant women can now get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. This follows recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has confirmed this Numerous questions have been raised over the past week on who qualifies to receive the jab. While some vaccination centres are allowing breastfeeding and pregnant […]

Men Forced To Rape Family Members In Ethiopia’s Tigray, U.N. says

Men Forced To Rape Family Members In Ethiopia’s Tigray, U.N. says

More than 500 rape cases have been reported to five clinics in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said on Thursday, warning that the actual numbers might be far higher. “Women say they have been raped by armed actors, they also told stories of gang rape, rape in front of family members and men being […]

World Bank Allocates $300 Million To Help Tunisia Fight Poverty

World Bank Allocates $300 Million To Help Tunisia Fight Poverty

 The World Bank said on Monday it will allocate $300 million to help about 1 million poor families in Tunisia which suffer from economic and social problems that have led to an increase in protests against social injustice. “The only condition for this support is transparency and that support is to go directly to poor […]

Solar Lights Help Kenyan Women Escape Sex-For-Fish Trap

Solar Lights Help Kenyan Women Escape Sex-For-Fish Trap

Mary Achieng’ sifted through her catch of silver cyprinid fish, sorting them into gunny sacks and carrying them to the weighing stand at Kogwang’ Beach, on the Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria. Achieng’ had caught the fish the night before, using a solar-powered light to lure them into her nets. The 500-kg (1,100-lb) haul would earn her […]

6 Apps and Initiatives Keeping Women Safe

6 Apps and Initiatives Keeping Women Safe

The murder in Britain of marketing executive Sarah Everard, who was abducted as she walked home in south London earlier this month, sparked nationwide protests on the weekend that ended in violent clashes with police. Her killing has led many women to speak out about their fears of walking alone and experiences of being harassed or attacked […]

Avoiding Unintended Pregnancies In Cash-Strapped Malawi

Avoiding Unintended Pregnancies In Cash-Strapped Malawi

In January, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, Malawi clang to the hope that the deadly disease stays outside its borders. But all the hope came crumbling when the country recorded its first case of COVID-19 at the beginning of April. With a weak health system characterized by frequent drug stock-outs and high […]

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

For most young adults, the first big problem in a relationship is identifying if it is good for them. Sometimes, in doing that they tend to weigh the bad against the good. He drinks a lot but when he’s sober, he is very caring. She flirts with other men but considers him the most important […]

Women + Money?

Women + Money?

I came across a video recently where a little girl of about two years was given a wallet. Immediately, she opened it, took out only the money contained in it, dumped the wallet, and kept the money securely in her dress. The video was very funny to watch but something that caught my attention was […]

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